After a long winter, springtime is only a hop, skip and jump away – and the cutest baby animals you can imagine will be frolicking across fields very soon. Last year, Cotswold Farm Park welcomed 800 new arrivals to the family-friendly attraction. With 828 lambs and 61 kids expected this 2024, are you ready to experience the magic of new life on the farm?
Cotswold Farm Park, run by farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson, is dedicated to preserving rare breed farm animals and farming through sustainable methods. The award-winning visitor attraction reopens to the public on February 9, in time for half-term, where visitors will witness adorable newborns taking their first steps on the famous farm during lambing season.
There are over 50 rare breeds of animals at the farm, with a mix of ewes giving birth this spring. Experts from the farm will be on hand to share their knowledge with daily lambing talks to help visitors learn all about the new arrivals. Later in the year, bottle-feeding sessions and interactive demonstrations will offer an immersive experience for all. It’s thought to be the largest lambing event in the country!
What activities are happening at Cotswold Farm Park over the February half-term?
But it’s not all about lambing at Cotswold Farm Park. There’s a wide range of activities for all ages available. From interacting with rare animals and learning about both past and present farming techniques to dining in the locally sourced, seasonal restaurant and spending the night in one of the lodges or glamping tents. There’s so much on offer.
The Animal Barn is home to an array of exciting animal encounters, from cows to sows, while the Discovery Barn offers visitors the chance to learn about a variety of small animals, including rabbits and guinea pigs. With over fifty breeds across seven species, follow Cotswold Farm Park’s Rare Breeds Trail to spot an array of animals from Golden Guernsey goats to Highland Cattle.
The Adventure Barn, meanwhile, provides an exciting indoor play area where kids can explore, climb and play, with a large sand pit, traversing wall, soft play area and ride-on tractors. Cotswold Farm Park’s half-term celebrations will also host live music nights on February 10, 14 & 17. To learn more about the farmyard fun on offer, head to the Cotswold Farm Park website here.