Family fun in Gloucestershire with rare breed farm animals, demonstrations, adventure play areas, tractor trailer rides, overnight accommodation and more.
Guiting Power, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5UG
Tel: 01451 850307
Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park near Cheltenham ticks all the boxes for a fantastic kids day out! Educational and fun, this wonderful farm park is packed with things to do and see whatever the weather.
The park opened to the public in 1971 and was the first of its kind in the world. Tour the paddocks to meet and feed a variety of farm animals including rare breeds of sheep, cattle and goats. It’s a great chance to see animals farmed by our ancestors.
In the Demo Barn there are seasonal farming demonstrations including lambing and kidding, milking, shearing and the Living Nativity in December. Board a tractor trailer ride for a farm safari, listen to the live commentary and find out more about the farm and its animals.
You’ll find the youngest residents of the Farm Park in the Touch Barn where visitors can hold chicks and rabbits or get involved with bottle feeding lambs and goat kids. Just check the daily schedule when you arrive so you don’t miss anything.
There is a two-mile wildlife walk offering a chance to enjoy a variety of animals and plants as you explore the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
Allow plenty of time for the kids to enjoy the fabulous play areas with zip wire, bouncing pillows, sand pits, slides and climbing wall. Younger children can get behind the wheel in Tractor School. Go to the aid of Claudius the Cotswold Sheep in the maze and help him answer questions so he can guide his companions safely back to their paddocks.
Bags of animal snacks can be bought onsite at the paysheds. You will find more than enough to keep everyone busy for a whole day so why not extend your visit and stay over? Depending on the season, options include lodges, pods, a safari tent and touring and camping pitches.
Please see the Cotswold Farm Park’s website for further information.