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Previous Winners of the NFAN Awards

A big thank you to the NFAN Award judges, who critically review all entries and give a considerable amount of their time free of charge to NFAN.  Most of the awards are judged by independent third parties.

For a list of current year award winners and details of how to enter next year’s awards please visit the NFAN Awards page.

2017 NFAN Award Winners

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.

Innovation Award
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

Award Night Photos available click here

2016 NFAN Award Winners

Farm Attraction of the Year Over 75,000 visitors
(Sponsored by Regency Purchasing Group)

Winner – Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire
Runner Up – Mead Open Farm, Bedfordshire
Highly Commended – Farmer Ted’s – Lancashire

Farm Attraction of the Year Under 75,000 visitors
(Sponsored by Rupert Oliver’s Ideas Factory)

Winner – Cantref Adventure Farm, Brecon, South Wales
Runner Up – Hall Hill Farm, Co Durham

New Innovation Award
(Sponsored by Marsh & Co Insurance)

Winner – Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm nr Bristol
Runner Up – Lee Valley Park Farms

Best Trade Supplier
(Sponsored by NFAN)

Winner – Innovative Leisure, Leicester
Highly Commended – Marsh & Co Insurance

Best Food and Beverage
(Sponsored by Booker Wholesale)

Winner – The Pink Pig, Scunthorpe
Runner up – Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park
Highly Commended – Farmer Ted’s Farm Park, Lancashire

Best in Education
(Sponsored by Colour Heroes)

Winner – Park Hall The Countryside Experience, Shropshire
Runner up – Hall Hill Farm, Co Durham
Highly Commended – Kent Life

Best Digital Presence
(Sponsored by Partners Leisure)

Winner – Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire
Runner Up – Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire

Lifetime Achievement Award
(Sponsored by David Taylor Design)

Awarded to – Joe Henson, Cotswold Farm Park

Click here for the 2016 Awards Photos

2015 NFAN Award Winners

Farm Attraction of the Year
Winner – Walby Farm Park, Cumbria

New Innovation Award
Winner – Cannon Hall Farm, Yorkshire.
Joint runners up- Park Hall the Countryside Experience, Shropshire and Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex

Best Trade Supplier 
Winner – DigiTickets

Customer Service Excellence 
Winner – Walby Farm Park, Cumbria
Highly Commended – Stockley Farm Park, Cheshire and Kent Life

Best Food and Beverage 
Winner – Walby Farm Park, Cumbria
Runner up – Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park
Highly Commended – Sharnfold Farm, East Sussex and Lee Valley Park Farms, Essex

Best in Education 
Winner – Old MacDonald’s Farm, Essex
Runner up – Hall Hill Farm, Durham
Highly Commended – Barleylands, Essex and Hollow Trees Farm, Suffolk

Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner – Barry Davies, Davies & Co.
Highly Commended – Chris Murray – Pennywell Farm
Highly Commended – Tim Rollings – Fishers Adventure Farm Park

2014 NFAN Award Winners

Farm Attraction of the Year
Winner – Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, Gloucestershire
Highly Commended – Walby Farm Park, Cumbria
Commended – Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex

Best Digital Presence
Winner – Wroxham Barns, Norfolk.
Highly Commended – Odds Farm Park,  Buckinghamshire and Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol.

Best Trade Supplier 
Winner – Innovative Leisure Limited

Unsung Hero 
Winner – Richard Maule-Oatway, Godstone Farm, Surrey
Joint runners up – Jenny Sparkes, Barleylands Farm Park, Essex; Vicky Thorogood, Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary, Essex; and Neil Hoffmann, Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, Cambridgeshire

Customer Service Excellence 
Winner – Wroxham Barns, Norfolk
Highly Commended – Pennywell Farm, Devon and Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Dorset

Best Food and Beverage 
Winner – Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Susssex
Runner up – Wroxham Barns

Best in Education 
Winner – Hall Hill Farm, Durham
Highly Commended – Thornton Hall Country Park, Yorkshire

2013 NFAN Award Winners

NFAN added more award categories in 2013. Prior to 2013, NFAN had different categories for the John Keetch Farm Attraction of the Year Award based on the annual visitor numbers.

Farm Attraction of the Year
Winner – Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire.
Runners up – Bocketts Farm Park, Surrey
Highly Commended – Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire.

Best Website
Winner – Willows Farm Village, Hertfordshire.
Runners up – Mead Open Farm, Beds and Noah’s Ark, Bristol.

Best Trade Supplier 
Winner – Serigraphia Digital Ltd

Unsung Hero 
Winner – Catherine Tozer, Pennywell Farm, Devon.
Joint runners up – Pat McEvoy, Fishers Farm Park, East Sussex and Ken Davies, Cantref Adventure Farm, Powys, Wales.

Customer Service Excellence 
Winner – Walby Farm Park, Cumbria
Runners up – Hall Hill Farm, Co Durham and Wroxham Barns, Norfolk

Best Food and Beverage 
Winner – The Pink Pig Farm, Lincoln.
Runner up – Fishers Farm Park, West Sussex.

Best in Education 
Winner – Barleylands Farm, Essex
Highly Commended – Broomhouse Farm, Durham, Rand Farm Park, Lincoln and Kent Life, Kent.

2012 NFAN Award Winners

As entries are submitted every Summer but not announced until the subsequent February. NFAN made the decision in 2012 to name the awards after the year they are announced, thereby making the awards submitted in 2012, the 2013 awards.

2011 NFAN Award Winners

Farm Attraction of the Year Award (over 75,000 visitors)
Winner – Willows Farm, Hertfordshire.
Joint Runner-up – Fishers Farm Park, West Sussex and Rand Farm Park, Lincolnshire.

Farm Attraction of the Year Award (20,000 to 75,000 visitors a year)
Winner – Marsh Farm, Essex.
First Runner-up – Park Hall, The Countryside Experience, Shropshire.
Second Runner-Up – Blackberry Farm, East Sussex

2010 Awards Winners:

Farm Attraction of the Year Award (over 75,000 visitors a year)
Winner – Walby Farm Park, Cumbria
2nd Place – Rand Farm Park, Lincolnshire
3rd Place – Farmer Palmers Farm Park, Dorset

Farm Attraction of the Year Award (20,000 to 75,000 visitors a year)
Winner – Hall Hill Farm, Durham
2nd Place – Cantref Adventure Farm, Powys
3rd Place – Church Farm, Norfolk

Farm Attraction of the Year Award (under 20,000 visitors a year)
Winner – Rays Farm Country Matters, Shropshire
2nd Place – Highfields Happy Hens, Derbyshire

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