Farm Attraction Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

From 31st January to 31st January 2018
From 7:30 pm
At International Centre Telford

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

Says Colin Evans, NFAN Chairman, “Today we announce the list of finalists in the annual awards. The farm park sector continues to grow and develop with new attractions opening and existing operators investing in new facilities. The standard of entries has been exceptionally high making some tough decisions for the judges.

“The awards celebrate excellence in our sector and recognise the innovators of new attractions and special events, farm parks who provide outstanding education, the best cafés and restaurants, the leading digital marketers 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 31st January 2018 at the annual awards dinner in Telford 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 nearby farm attractions, a trade show with over 60 companies exhibiting and conference sessions with presentations from key industry speakers.

The full list of finalists and details about the NFAN Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition can be found on the NFAN website www.farmattractions.net.

The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) is the trade association for farm parks and rural attractions in the UK with over 200 farm attraction members and 100 trade members. There are over 20 million visits annually to farm parks in the UK, and over 6000 people are employed by farm parks.

NFAN organise training workshops and open days for members, facilitate networking and represent the interests of farm attractions at a national level. It is an independent not for profit trade association run by a management committee drawn from the membership and is funded solely by its members.

For details of membership and the Annual Conference taking place at the International Centre, Telford from 30 January – 1 February 2018, visit the NFAN website www.farmattractions.net or call 01904 615059.

 

Full list of 2018 Awards Finalists

Jim Keetch Farm Attraction of the Year Award (Over 75,000 visitors)

Sponsored by Agility Marketing

Farmer Ted’s, West Lancashire

Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex

Hobbledown, Surrey

Whitehouse Farm Centre, Northumberland

Willows Activity Farm, Hertfordshire

York Maze, York

 

Jim Keetch Farm Attraction of the Year Award (Under 75,000 visitors)

Sponsored by David Taylor Designs

Cantref Adventure Farm, Powys, Wales

Hall Hill Farm, Durham

Tapnell Farm Park, Isle of Wight

The Pink Pig, North Lincolnshire

 

Innovation Award

Sponsored by Marsh & Co Insurance

Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire

Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex

National Forest Adventure Farm, Staffordshire

Park Hall – The Countryside Experience, Shropshire

Streamvale Open Farm, Belfast

 

Best Food and Beverage Award

Sponsored by Booker Wholesale

Barleylands, Essex

Chobham Adventure Farm, Surrey

Churchfields Farm, Worcestershire

Farmer Copleys, West Yorkshire

Tapnell Farm Park, Isle of Wight

 

Best in Education Award

Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire

Hall Hill Farm, Durham

Park Hall – The Countryside Experience, Shropshire

Thornton Hall Farm, North Yorkshire

White Post Farm, Nottinghamshire

Whitehouse Farm Centre, Northumberland

 

Best Digital Presence

Sponsored by Vennersys

Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire

Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol

Pennywell, Devon

White Post Farm, Nottinghamshire

 

Day Maker Award

Sponsored by Playscheme

AJ – 4 Kingdoms, Berkshire

Anthony Moore – White Post Farm, Nottinghamshire

Arron Spicer – Finkley Down Farm, Hampshire

Jess King – Cattle Country Adventure Park, Gloucestershire

Joe Huntly – Puxton Park, Somerset

Mark Wibberley – Pennywell, Devon

Roger Nicholson – Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire

 

Best Trade Supplier

Sponsored by NFAN

David Taylor Design, Cornwall

Innovative Leisure, Leicester

Outdoor Play People, Cornwall

Timberplay, Sheffield

 

For more information please contact David Leon info@farmattractions.net or call 01904 615059

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