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The Cotswold Farm Park is home to sandy haired TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson. It was set up by his father (photo) in 1971 to promote rare breeds. We combine our visit with a coach tour of the Cotswolds starting with morning coffee and Lardy Cake (included in the tour fee) at Burford, and stopping for lunch off the beaten track in a gem of a town. Please avoid the new extra long coaches if you want to enjoy the most scenic route today.

Picture-postcard Burford on the River Windrush is the gateway to the Cotswolds. We start here at 10.30am with coffee and a local specialty the deliciously naughty Burford Lardy Cake. It's like a Belgian Bun with a bit of Cotswolds oomph! See the ancient packhorse bridge, hear all about the Burford Golden Dragon and discover why the superstitious villagers of olden days would fill the river with buckets during droughts! Then by coach off the beaten track through little hamlets and villages nestling in gorgeous countryside - avoid the extra long new coaches so we can take you through the charming backwaters. At Northleach, tucked away from the main tourist routes between gently rolling hills at a great Roman crossroads, we discover the Cathedral of the Cotswolds.

The stone porch is possibly the most lovely in all England and the giant east window flooding the church with light is absolutely glorious. We stay here for free time to buy lunch and explore interesting alleys full of ancient houses that radiate from the old market square.

We let Stephen at the pub know we're coming and he puts out a coach specials board. Or you can pre-book his famous carvery for your group.

After lunch we sweep across the top of the Cotswold escarpment to Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park.

There's always lots happening in the all-weather display barns and the school kids have come and gone in the morning! Seasonal demos include milking, lamb bottle-feeding and sheep shearing. Twenty-minute tractor safaris show you the wonderful views filmed for BBC television.

At the end of the afternoon we'll sit in the marquee for an entertaining short talk about the farm and the rare breeds including a question and answer session over a cup of tea (included) before heading for home by 4.45/5.00pm.

Adults: £35 Seniors: £34

Available daily



Morning coffee & Lardy Cake

Visit to Cotswolds Farm Park

Q&A with tea and biscuits

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Please avoid half terms and the school summer holidays.

Price Valid to 31 March 2020

30 miles