Farm Attraction Awards Finalists Announced

Over 30 farm parks, rural attractions and industry suppliers from around the UK have made it through to the finals of the National Farm Attractions Network annual awards.

Richard Powell, NFAN Chairman says,
“We are delighted to announce the finalists in the annual awards. There have been more entries this year and the standard has been exceptionally high which is a tremendous reflection of the quality and range of farm based attractions around the UK.


“The awards celebrate the best farm attractions, the fantastic range of cafés and restaurants, the leading digital marketers, inspiring educators and the customer service champions. We also recognise the key role played by the companies who supply our members, with the Best Trade Supplier of the year award.”

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at the annual awards dinner in Edinburgh as part of a three-day Conference and Trade Exhibition. The annual gathering of farm attraction owners and industry suppliers is the highlight event of the year and includes visits to Edinburgh Zoo and East Links Family Park, a trade show with over 60 companies exhibiting, and conference sessions with presentations from industry leaders.

Full list of 2019 Awards Finalists

Jim Keetch Farm Attraction of the Year Award (Over 75,000 visitors)
Finkley Down Farm, Hampshire
Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex
Puxton Park, Somerset
Williams Den, East Yorkshire
Rand Farm Park, Lincolnshire

Jim Keetch Farm Attraction of the Year Award (Under 75,000 visitors)
Sponsored by David Taylor Designs
Cantref Adventure Farm, Powys, Wales
Pink Pig Farm, North Lincolnshire
Wynford Farm, Aberdeen

Innovation Award
Sponsored by Marsh & Co Insurance
Longdown Activity Farm, Southampton
Marsh Farm, Essex
Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire
White Post Farm, Nottinghamshire

Best Food and Beverage Award
Sponsored by Booker Wholesale
Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley
Cantref Adventure Farm, Powys, Wales
Cotswold Farm Park, Gloucestershire
Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire
Pink Pig Farm, North Lincolnshire

Best in Education Award
Sponsored by Jumping Pillows
Hall Hill Farm, Durham
Park Hall The Countryside Experience, Shropshire
Rand Farm Park, Lincolnshire
Stockley Farm Park, Cheshire
Tatton Park, Cheshire

Best Digital Presence
Sponsored by Vennersys
Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park, Bristol
Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex
Mead Open Farm, Bedfordshire
Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire
White Post Farm, Nottinghamshire

Day Maker Award
Sponsored by Playscheme
Colin King, 4 Kingdoms, Berkshire
Scott Boyd, 4 Kingdoms, Berkshire
Andrew Garthwaite, Adventure Valley, Durham
Alex Chettur, Marsh Farm, Essex
Chloe Miles, Mead Open Farm, Bedfordshire
Jamie Court, Stockley Farm Park, Cheshire
Ceri Russell-Wilson, The Big Sheep, Devon
Dawn Peters, Whitehouse Farm Centre, Northumberland
Jeanette O'Neil, Willows Activity Farm, Hertfordshire

Best Trade Supplier
Sponsored by NFAN
Agility Marketing, Hertfordshire
Outdoor Play People, Cornwall
Teddy Mountain, Devon
Timberplay, Sheffield


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