Jim Keetch Farm Attraction of the Year Award (Over 75,000 visitors)
Sponsored by Regency Purchasing
Winner – Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire
Highly Commended – Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex
Finalists – Bocketts Farm Park; The BIG Sheep; Walby Farm Park; York Maze.
Jim Keetch Farm Attraction of the Year Award (Under 75,000 visitors)
Sponsored by David Taylor Designs
Winner – Hall Hill Farm, County Durham
Highly Commended – Little Owl Farm Park, Worcestershire
Finalists – Cantref Adventure Farm; Spring Barn Farm Park.
Sponsored by Marsh & Co Insurance
Winner – Hasty’s Adventure Farm, Essex
Highly Commended – Marsh Farm, Essex
Finalists – Mead Open Farm; Willows Activity Farm
Best Trade Supplier
Sponsored by NFAN
Winner – Kids Play Childcare, near Milton Keynes
Highly Commended – Timberplay, South Yorkshire
Finalists – David Taylor Design, Marsh & Co Insurance
Best Food and Beverage Award
Sponsored by Booker Wholesale
Winner – Thrift Farm, near Milton Keynes
Highly Commended – Walby Farm Park, Cumbria
Finalists: Fishers Adventure Farm Park; Odds Farm Park;
Best in Education
Sponsored by Colour Heroes
Winner – Stockley Farm Park; Cheshire
Highly Commended – Bocketts Farm Park, Surrey
Finalists – Barleylands; Hall Hill Farm; Walby Farm Park
Best Digital Presence
Sponsored by Partners Leisure
Winner – Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire
Highly Commended – Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire
Finalists – Cantref Adventure Farm; Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre.
Day Maker Award
Sponsored by Playscheme
Winner – Adam Price, Cantref Adventure Farm, South Wales
Highly Commended – Dee Naylor, Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre;
Finalists – Danny Mitchard, 4 Kingdoms; Fran Smith, Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary; Graham Barclay, Cotswold Farm Park; Jim Thompson, Willows Activity Farm; Toni Powell, Walby Farm Park.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by NFAN
Awarded to – Andrew Wolfe, Willows Activity Farm, Hertfordshire
The winners were announced on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at a glittering awards dinner as part of a three day Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition in Brighton. The annual gathering of farm attraction owners and industry suppliers is the highlight event of the year and includes visits to two nearby farm attractions, trade exhibition and conference.
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