Summer at Cogges

July 2020
Summer starts here - come and enjoy 20 acres of fresh air, sunshine and wide open spaces – safely – over the summer season. Many of us won’t be going abroad for our holidays this year, so why not visit the farm for a relaxing Cotswolds ‘hay’-cation!
 
There’s plenty for all the family to do – bring a picnic, feed the ‘socially-distanced’ farm animals including goats, chickens, pigs and ducks, see the sheep and ponies, play on the adventure playground, take a stroll in the beautiful walled garden or explore and discover hidden spaces around the grounds.
 
The Cogges Kitchen Café is open every day from 10-3PM for baguettes and salads, ice- cream, cool drinks or coffee and snacks, or try a craft beer. Why not take home some delicious Cogges honey, straight from the farm bees or some free-range eggs?
 
We’re delighted to announce new summer events:
 
The Woodland Holiday Club is back for ages 5-11, with creative adventures including den building, fire lighting, bug hunting, craft activities and camp fire cooking on Tuesdays 28th July and 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th  August..
 
We’re getting our dancing shoes and Gnome hats ready for Gnora the Gnome’s Daytime Disco for under 10s, on Sunday 23rd August at 3PM, and Cogges regulars, The HandleBards return on the same day at 7PM with an open air ‘laugh-out-loud’ production of Romeo & Juliet. Expect music and mayhem and more costume changes than you can shake a spear at. Specially produced during lockdown, audience groups will be safely distanced in their household bubbles and can bring a picnic. Ice-cream and bar available! 
 
We have taken steps to provide an environment where visitors can relax and enjoy their time on the farm. Covid-safe procedures are established and working well, such as a one way system at narrow points, multiple hand-washing and sanitizer points and plenty of open space, and picnic areas. There is a cashless system and people are asked to purchase tickets online in advance with a 10% discount.
 
Earlier in July (4th), Cogges welcomed Nigel Huddleston MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, who was visiting businesses and attractions that have participated in the Discover England ‘Uncover the Cotswolds’ campaign, along with Robert Courts MP, and Cllr James Mills, Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council.
 
He tweeted, “Visiting businesses and attractions in the #Cotswolds today as the tourism & hospitality industry welcomes back visitors. Here @CoggesWitney – which doubled as Yew Tree Farm in Downton Abbey & part of the Discover England ‘Under the Cotswolds’ project. #EnjoySummerSafely.”
 
We are open to visitors to enjoy outdoor spaces 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm. Cogges Kitchen café is open 10am – 3pm.
Please buy your Day Tickets and Season Tickets online in advance. Online bookings receive a 10% discount - cogges.org.uk/admissions.