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NFAN Awards 2019 Finalists Announced

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

Says Richard Powell, NFAN Chairman, “We are delighted to announce the finalists in the annual awards. There have been more entries this year and the standard has been exceptionally high which is a tremendous reflection of the quality and range of farm based attractions around the UK.

“The awards celebrate the best farm attractions, the fantastic range of cafés and restaurants, the leading digital marketers, inspiring educators 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 30th January 2019 at the annual awards dinner in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh Zoo and East Links Family Park, a trade show with over 60 companies exhibiting, and conference sessions with presentations from industry leaders.

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.

ENDS

Editor’s Notes:

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 Corn Exchange, Edinburgh from 29 – 31 January 2019, visit the NFAN website www.farmattractions.net or call 01904 615059.

Full list of 2019 Awards Finalists

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

Finkley Down Farm, Hampshire

Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex

Puxton Park, Somerset

Williams Den, East Yorkshire

Rand Farm Park, Lincolnshire

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

Sponsored by David Taylor Designs

Cantref Adventure Farm, Powys, Wales

Pink Pig Farm, North Lincolnshire

Wynford Farm, Aberdeen

Innovation Award

Sponsored by Marsh & Co Insurance

Longdown Activity Farm, Southampton

Marsh Farm, Essex

Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire

White Post Farm, Nottinghamshire

Best Food and Beverage Award

Sponsored by Booker Wholesale

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

Cantref Adventure Farm, Powys, Wales

Cotswold Farm Park, Gloucestershire

Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire

Pink Pig Farm, North Lincolnshire

Best in Education Award

Sponsored by Jumping Pillows

Hall Hill Farm, Durham

Park Hall The Countryside Experience, Shropshire

Rand Farm Park, Lincolnshire

Stockley Farm Park, Cheshire

Tatton Park, Cheshire

Best Digital Presence

Sponsored by Vennersys

Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park, Bristol

Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex

Mead Open Farm, Bedfordshire

Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire

White Post Farm, Nottinghamshire

Day Maker Award

Sponsored by Playscheme

Colin King, 4 Kingdoms, Berkshire

Scott Boyd, 4 Kingdoms , Berkshire

Andrew Garthwaite, Adventure Valley, Durham

Alex Chettur, Marsh Farm, Essex

Chloe Miles, Mead Open Farm, Bedfordshire

Jamie Court, Stockley Farm Park, Cheshire

Ceri Russell-Wilson, The Big Sheep, Devon

Dawn Peters, Whitehouse Farm Centre, Northumberland

Jeanette O’Neil, Willows Activity Farm, Hertfordshire

Best Trade Supplier

Sponsored by NFAN

Agility Marketing, Hertfordshire

Outdoor Play People, Cornwall

Teddy Mountain, Devon

Timberplay, Sheffield

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