There have been lots of very exciting changes at Rand Farm Park since the summer with even more planned over the coming months.
You can not fail to see and be impressed by the new Large Animal Barn which although it was originally hoped would be ready for the new academic year in September, actually opened its doors a few weeks ago in time for the October Half Term holidays.
This new purpose-built 100’ x 120’ building will allow access to the animal pens throughout the day adding to the hands-on learning experiences for Residential Visitors and students from Lincoln College participating in the Animal Management courses.
Hands-on activities will still form a major part of all visits with everyone being encouraged to “Look, Feed, Hold and Cuddle” the animals at Rand Farm Park.
The rabbits and guinea pigs were some of the first to move into their new housing which includes realistic models of Lincoln Cathedral and Castle and this has allowed a new Air Cannon Arena to be installed in their old penning which will be themed in different ways throughout the year... Halloween, Christmas and Spring but generally “Randolf’s Sweet Shop” as a new Coffee Kiosk with “something sweet” will be added before too long.
Next will come the transformation for Christmas. “It is our vision to become a major venue for a Real Christmas Experience over the next few years” said Joshua Waring, Operations and Development Manager steering the future of Rand Farm Park.
Our Christmas offer in 2016 was well received as we had added “Decorating Gingerbread Biscuits with Mrs Claus”, “Rudi and Rossi’s Reindeer Feed Station ” and “Santa’s Post Office” to the ever popular “Living Farm Nativity” before arriving at “Santa’s Home in the Forest”. This year will see two further activities - “Elf Academy” and the “3D Enchanted Forest” with other traditional games along the way.
“But it’s not all for the children” said Joshua. “There are surprises for the parents as well. We like to offer something for everyone at such a special family time. But I’m not saying any more... The only way to find out all is to come along and join in the fun and as in previous years, there is still the opportunity to have Breakfast with Santa as well.”
And then it will be 2018... once we have all eaten too much Christmas Pudding, it will be back to work for the next step including “Role Play”.
For further information: www.randfarmpark.com