Meet over 50 breeding flocks and herds of rare farm animals, including the only living descendants of the famous Cotswold Lion – the breed of sheep that made the eponymous area famous and prosperous way back when. There are rabbits and guinea pigs to cuddle, lambs and goat kids to bottle feed, tractor and trailer-rides, battery powered tractors, animal barn, a Maze Quest, Jumping Pillows and safe, rustic-themed play areas both indoors and out. Lambing occurs until mid April, followed by shearing and then milking demonstrations later in the season. There’s also a 60-pitch camping and caravanning site.
Protecting over 50 breeding flocks and herds of rare farm animals
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Some steep slopes
- Facilities: Ramps, listening p;osts, wheelchairs
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Feb-Dec, daily 10.30-5. Please see website for dates
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About The area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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