Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park signs up to Cotswolds visitor giving scheme
One of the Cotswolds’ most popular visitor attractions, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, is the latest business to sign up to the Cotswolds Visitor Giving Scheme which helps to raise funds for environmental, conservation and access projects across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Developed by the Cotswolds Conservation Board, the scheme works with the tourism industry to generate financial contributions from visitors to the area, and has already provided funds for local projects involving river restoration, ancient woodland management and footpath improvements.
As part of their participation in the scheme, the Farm Park will be donating 25p from every membership sold throughout 2015. Farm Park Director Adam Henson, said:
"I consider it a privilege to live and work in such a beautiful part of the country and I know many of our visitors and members share my feelings on how important it is to care for our environment. This is a great way for us all to join together in support of the Conservation Board, who work so hard to conserve and enhance our landscape. ”
The Farm Park’s participation in the scheme has been welcomed by the Conservation Board’s Chairman, Liz Eyre:
“We are thrilled to have the Farm Park join the scheme and be part of a growing number of tourism businesses which recognise the value and importance of looking after our natural environment.
The Farm Park is a wonderful visitor attraction and one which truly embraces the whole conservation ethos; we are therefore looking forward to working with them in the future and hope to welcome many more visitor attractions and other tourism businesses into the scheme.”
For further information on the Cotswolds Visitor Giving Scheme and how businesses can join, visit: www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/visitorgiving.
Notes to editors:
- The Cotswolds was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1966 in recognition of its rich, diverse and high quality landscape. www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk
- The Cotswolds AONB is looked after by the Cotswolds Conservation Board – an independent organisation established in 2004 which has 37 members - 15 nominated by local authorities, 8 by parish councils and 14 appointed by the Secretary of State.
- The Cotswolds is the second largest protected landscape in England after the Lake District National Park and represents 10% of the total AONB area in the UK. It covers 2,038 square kilometres (790 square miles), stretching from Warwickshire and Worcestershire in the north, through Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, down to Bath and Wiltshire in the south.
- Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), along with National Parks, are considered to be the most special landscapes in the country and belong to an international family of protected areas. There are 38 AONBs in England and Wales, and a further eight in Northern Ireland. For further details, visit: www.landscapesforlife.org.uk. For details of the 15 National Parks in England and Wales visit: www.nationalparks.gov.uk
- Over 300 Cotswold Voluntary Wardens dedicate thousands of hours of practical conservation work every year across the AONB, as well as lead an annual programme of guided walks and undertake a range of promotional and educational work.
Cotswold Farm Park
- The Cotswold Farm Park is an award winning* visitor attraction on the outskirts of Guiting Power, Gloucestershire – on top of the Cotswolds.
- It is run by farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson and his business partner Duncan Andrews. The Cotswold Farm Park is dedicated to preserving rare breed farm animals and delivering the best of British farming through sustainable methods.
- The Farm Park will be open to the public from 10.30am daily, 14th February – 20th December 2015.
- Further information can be found at www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk.
- Winner of ‘Farm Attraction of the Year 2014’, awarded by National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN)
- Silver award for Large Visitor Attraction 2015, Cotswolds Tourism
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014