Cotswold Farm Park

Education & Conservation

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is the home of Rare Breeds Conservation located near to Cheltenham in Gloucestershire. Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the park has a long-standing reputation for a fun-filled day out. Pupils can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present.

Adam Henson is a well-known farmer, TV presenter and conservationist. Established in 1971 by Adam’s father Joe, the 650 hectare Farm Park is not only a successful and busy working farm but also specialises in Conservation & Education and provides a fantastic range of curricular linked, educational activities aimed at promoting an understanding of key issues such as animal welfare, food production and sustainable farming.

As the home of Rare Breeds Conservation, visitors can meet over 50 flocks and herds of farm animals, such as Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and Highland Cattle. The Touch Barn and Demonstration Barn can be enjoyed all year round, as they are under cover and protected from the elements.

With an adventure playground, farm safari, Cotswold Lion maze, tractor school, sand pits and jumping pillows, there’s lots of entertainment and learning for pupils of all ages. Seasonal farming demonstrations such as lambing and shearing take place throughout the year, alongside daily bottle feeding.

Working in formal partnership with the Cotswold Farm Park and our longstanding accommodation partners, we are delighted to announce a brand new, fully-inclusive, educational residential visit suitable for all key stages.


KEY STAGE 1 & 2 programmes include the following activites

  • Chick and Rabbit chat
  • Farm Safari & Tractor School
  • Bushcraft
  • Conservation Zone
  • Rare Breeds through History
  • Quest for the Cotswold Lion Maze
  • Jurassic Dig

Curriculum links: Maths, Sciences, Geography, History & P.E.


KEY STAGE 3 & 4 programmes include the following activities

  • Farm Safari
  • Seasonal Farming Demonstrations
  • WW1 Land Army Exercise
  • Conservation Zone
  • Rare Breeds through History
  • Bushcraft & Shelter Building
  • Guided Walk through our SSSI area
  • Explore our Jurassic History

Curricular links: Maths, Sciences, Geography, History, P.E., Food Technology, Travel & Tourism, General Studies  

Our 1 night /2 day programmes include all travel, a full day of activities at Cotswold Farm Park, plus a nights accommodation with one of our longstanding providers to add a great residential experience to the programme. 


How to make an enquiry:

Email First Education & School Travel with details of your school name, location, group size, ideal dates for the trip, key stage activities plus any other details we may need to know about your group.

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