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Meet the animals on Adam's farm

Adam Henson, one of Britain’s most famous farmers, is back with his farm at the show.

If you’re a Countryfile regular, you’ll recognise some of the animals he’ll have with him. Prize bull ‘Archie’ will be there, plus an assortment of Adam’s rare breeds, a cow with her calf, sheep and piglets. In the Animal Petting Barn, children can get up close to chicks, rabbits and cuddly kid goats.

Cotswold Farm Park was probably the first ever Farm Park! It was such a novel idea at the time that Joe Henson (Adam's Dad) was almost denied planning permission to open his farm to the public. They won by just one vote and he opened the Farm gates in 1971.

When the park first opened there were just three breeds; Gloucester Cows, Cotswold Sheep and Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs. Now there are over 50 flocks and herds of different animals!

Since 1999, the Farm Park has been run by Adam and his business partner and friend Duncan Andrews. Adam and Duncan met at Agricultural College and they went travelling together in 1988, visiting Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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We've come a long way since 1971, when the gates of the Cotswold Farm Park opened to the public for the first time. We're now home to over 50 breeds and are open for 10 months of the year.

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