By Lisa Kowalkowski, Digital Marketing Exec, Visit Cheltenham

When Cotswold Farm Park announced they were hosting a new festive event this year you just knew it was going to be superb. As I’m sure other farm park fans will agree, our local farm always goes all out to create the best events. They just know how to do things right!

My family and I have been Cotswold Farm Park fans for years. We’ve experienced every annual event from lambing, to Christmas nativity and the Santa’s grotto, even potato and pumpkin picking! We visit the farm park numerous times a year and yet when we attended the opening night of the Enchanted Light Trail it was the first time we’ve been to the farm park at night and it was truly magical.

The brand new festive trail follows a story and guides you on a beautifully lit up walk around the park, through the barn where you can feed the friendly pigs, goats, sheep (and say hello from a safe distance to the donkeys who apparently like to nibble on fingers!), toast marshmallows over a fire pit, watch your little ones make a mess in the mud pie kitchen and make some truly wonderful Christmas memories.

Please note - The photos below are rather hazy! It was a very foggy evening. To see videos of the Enchanted Light Trail pop over to our Instagram stories

Enchanted light trail Cotswold Farm Park review

Enchanted light trail Cotswold Farm Park review 2020

Enchanted light trail Cotswold Farm Park review 2020

Enchanted light trail Cotswold Farm Park review 2020

Enchanted Light Trail mud kitchen

Top tips for the Enchanted Light Trail – Cotswold Farm Park

  • Wrap up warm and wear your wellies! 
  • Take a card or form of contactless payment as the farm park is now a cashless site.
  • Treat yourself to a s'more kit. £2 each including a giant marshmallow. My kids absolutely loved this part of the trail (and also warming up their hands with a hot chocolate by the log burner at the end of trail!) The refreshments are very much part of the festive experience so don’t miss out.
  • Full FAQ’s including social distancing guidelines can be found on the Cotswold Farm Park website.

The Enchanted Light Trail is taking place daily (with the exception of Christmas Day) until the 1st January. Tickets for the next two weekends are limited. Tickets can be purchased here.

For more Cheltenham Christmas inspiration check out our guide to Christmas Events in Cheltenham.


Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park
Animal Collection
Adam Henson with a piglet at Cotswold Farm Park

Established in 1971 as the home of rare breed conservation, Cotswold Farm Park offers a fun-filled day out. Children can interact closely with the animals in the Touch Barn and there’s also a wildlife walk, adventure playground and farm safari.

Enchanted Light Trail
Days Out
Enchanted Light Trail

Cotswold Farm Park’s Enchanted Light Trail returns! See the farm in a whole new light this festive season. Let the lights guide you on an enchanted stroll through the Farm Park after hours.



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