The Cotswold Farm Park was established in 1971 and was Britain’s first ever Farm Park. On display is a collection of rare breeds of British Farm animals including sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, horses, poultry and waterfowl. The Park has serious aims of conservation and education with outdoor and indoor animal displays and daily demonstrations.
It recently had two special arrivals:-
Donkey mum Flower had her first foal, a boy called Bramble. Flower gave birth at lunchtime in front of a crowd of visitors which caused quite a stir and was unusual because donkeys usually give birth at night.
A litter of Kune Kune Pigs were born. This small breed of pig originated from New Zealand and their name is pronounced Cooney Cooney which means fat and round in Maori. How they got to New Zealand is a mystery as there are no indigenous land animals there. They arrived in Britain in 1992 and look like a Walt Disney cartoon version of a pig
Cotswold Farm Park
Near Guiting Power
Telephone 01451 850307
The Park is open daily until 9th September then weekends only until End October and daily for the Autumn Half Term – 20th to 31st October
10.30 am to 5.00 pm