Friday, 19 July 2013

My Birthday Trip to Cotswold Farm Park

Every birthday I like to do something special but the last couple of years I have been thwarted by the English summer. This year, however, my plans were not dashed as we had another incredibly sunny and hot day for our trip. My companions for the day were my mother, my sister and my niece and we set off on Tuesday morning for the Cotswold Farm Park which is situated halfway between Tewkesbury and Stow-on-the-Wold. I'm afraid this post is going to be very picture heavy today! Anyway these are some of the animals we saw.
Highland Cattle including Eric the bull at the back.

White Park Cattle
Lots of lovely donkeys.

And of course there were some sheep, but because of the hot weather they had tucked themselves into the shade. I didn't manage to get any pictures of the Norfolk Horn sheep out in the fields but there was one lamb in the Touch Barn.
Norfolk Horn lamb
Portland Sheep sheltering from the sun

Cotswold Sheep

Lydia holding a small chick which is having a quick nap.
Pukaki piglet born on 30th June

We all had a jolly good time - well at least I did! At the end of our visit I managed to buy 5 more fleeces! What a result! Well I had to make the most of the extra hands I had available to carry the stuff to the car! I bought another Portland, two Romney, one Cotswold and another Norfolk Horn. As I write this post the Cotswold fleece is soaking and will soon be ready to dry in the sun. If you get the chance to visit the Cotswold Farm Park I can recommend it especially if you have a small child with you as there is lots for them to do, but make sure the weather is good as it wouldn't be half as nice in the rain. We had a lovely lunch courtesy of Mum and on the way home we stopped off for a super cream tea. The perfect way to end a birthday!


  1. Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for sharing your pictures!

    1. Thanks for your birthday greetings! Its a pleasure to share pictures of a lovely day and of a lovely place.