Cotswold Farm Park
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The farm was established in 1971 to protect rare breeds of farm animals by Joe Henson, with the core of the collection coming from Whipsnade Zoo. When the farm opened its doors to the public in 1971 it was the very first of its kind anywhere in the world. The farm is now run by Joe's son Adam, who has been called Britain's favourite farmer. Adam has been a regular on BBC's Countryfile programme since 2001.
What to See
Among the variety of unusual breeds that call the Farm Park home are Soay sheep, Highland cattle, Exmoor ponies, Manx Longhorn sheep, Shetland ponies, and Boer goats. Species on show include cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, horses, and ponies. In addition, children will enjoy farmyard animals like chicks and rabbits. Visitors can bottle-feed lambs, or watch sheep being sheared by hand. You can also take a 'farm safari' ride on a tractor.
Our family live just a few miles away from the Farm Park, and you can spot yellow 'Shearing Today' signs on all the nearby roads when sheep shearing is underway. There are also 'Fun Rides' where visitors bring their own horse and join a group of riders exploring the farm park, enjoying a network of woodland trails and grass gallops by the River Windrush.
About Cotswold Farm Park
Address: Bemborough Farm, Kineton, Guiting Power, Gloucestershire, England, GL54 5UG
Attraction Type: Family Attraction
Location: 6 miles west of Stow-on-the-Wold, between the B4077 and the B4068
Website: Cotswold Farm Park
OS: SP098 268
Photo Credit: Paul Wood, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Temple Guiting, St Mary's - 0.8 miles (Historic Church)
Guiting Power, St Michael's Church - 1.3 miles (Historic Church)
Farmcote, St Faith's Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church)
Spoonley Wood Roman Villa - 3.3 miles (Roman Site)
St Kenelm's Well - 3.4 miles (Historic Church)
Notgrove Long Barrow - 3.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Hailes Abbey - 3.7 miles (Abbey)
Hailes Church, Gloucestershire - 3.7 miles (Historic Church)
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