Looking for somewhere different to visit in 2018?

A new farm park attraction has opened near Birmingham and it only costs £18 for a family ticket.

Attwell Farm has been a family business for 55 years, breeding pedigree Aberdeen Angus cattle, Suffolk sheep, turkeys and more, which it sells from its farm shop.

Now the 100 acre farm, in Beoley, Redditch, has opened as a farm park attraction, complete with a petting barn, lambing shed, cattle barn, farmyard trail, pedal tractors, go karts and coffee shop

Attwell Farm Park, Beoley, Redditch

“We’ve opened the farm for Open Farm Sunday for the past three years,” says owner Michael Attwell.

“Last year we had 1,300 visitors which really encouraged us to move forward and open a farm park for families.

“The attraction is all centred around animals. We have cattle, sheep, llamas, alpacas, turkeys and chicken.

“We’ve just had some donkeys arrive and they’re proving popular too.”

Attwell Farm Park, Beoley, Redditch

There’s an outdoor play area and seasonal activities too plus a chance for children to learn about where their food comes from.

“We wanted to give something to the public that’s reasonably priced and educational,” explains Michael, who has four children, 13 grandchildren and one great grandchild. All the family get involved in helping on the farm.

“It gives kids the chance to pet the animals and learn about them and what we do here.

“Some kids don’t ever see animals, they just see meat on the supermarket shelves.

“I know some places charge for children over 12 months but we think they only really start taking an interest after the age of two so that’s when we start charging.”

Attwell Farm Park, Beoley, Redditch

Tickets cost £6 for adults, £5 for concessions, £4 for children (aged 3 to 16) and kids aged 0 to 2 go free.

A family ticket for two adults and two kids costs £18.

Attwell Farm Park, Beoley, Redditch

Michael, originally from Warstock in Birmingham, started off as a poultry farmer, delivering eggs door to door within the local villages.

Then, in 1969, Attwell Farm began pedigree livestock breeding and went on to win numerous awards across all breeds, supplying the general public, butchers and restaurants nationwide with high quality produce.

Attwell Farm Park, Beoley, Redditch

People can stop for a drink in the Rooster Coffee Shop, which Michael hopes will be serving homemade cakes in the future too.

And they can pick up some home produce from the farm shop too, which has been running since 1963.

The farm shop stocks steaks, burgers and chickens together with sauces, goose fat and seasonal specialities.

“We’ve been over the moon with the response we’ve received since opening as a farm park,” says Michael.

“It’s been really rewarding.

“People have been coming and telling us how much they’ve enjoyed it.

“Many have stayed all afternoon and some have even made a day of it.

“The kids have enjoyed filling the pedal tractors with straw and peddling them round.

“We also sell what we produce in the farm shop too.”

Find Attwell Farm Park at Beoley, near Redditch B98 9DB. Open 10am-5pm.

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