Adam Henson comes from a huge family stock of TV personalities, but is a personality in his own right. Having presented many TV programmes around farming subjects, his views and thoughts are highly respected within farming circles. So it was no great surprise to me when I heard that he owned a farm park in the Cotswolds, but what really did surprise me was just how good this farm park would turn out too be. Established many years ago by Adam's father Joe, this attraction now attracts over 70,000 visitors every year, once visited you will understand why. A rare breed conservation project exists at this farm park and a lot of passion goes into the hard work that this involves. But taking away from its famous owner, this farm park is a great attraction in its own right and worth every single penny of the admission fee.
Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park
Home to Britain's most comprehensive collection of rare breeds of British farm animals, the Cotswold Farm Park is very much a working farm. There are plenty of activities for all ages, including rabbits and guinea pigs to stroke, lambs and goat kids to bottle feed, piglets to meet, seasonal demonstrations (lambing, shearing or milking), tractor school, farm safari ride, conservation area and play equipment. All the farming experiences you could wish for, with the comforts of easy parking, a restaurant, gift shop and picnic area. The Cotswold Farm Park also has its own 40-pitch camping and caravanning site.
Arrows and information boards mark the route of the 2 mile Wildlife Walk and a printed map is available from the Farm Park shop. For the less energetic there is a shorter walk of around 1 mile.
Current practices at the farm aim to improve conditions for wildlife across the whole 650-hectare mixed holding, using a combination of environmentally-friendly farming systems. Along the Wildlife Walk you will see how these practices are benefitting wildlife and biodiversity.