To celebrate the coming of spring, Lower Drayton Farm’s fun farm attraction is launching a new nature trail allowing families explore the budding seasonal beauty of its rural setting.
Following a winter break, the farm opened its gates to the public for another season of family-friendly activities on Good Friday, 3rd April. Marking the occasion, the launch of the new nature trail will offer visitors the chance to witness the various flora, fauna and other wildlife that call the farm home.
As well as the many different species of tree and plant life to see amongst the wooded part of the trail, hidden within the forest is a pond teeming with all sorts of interesting creatures and wild bird feeding stations that are located close enough to footpaths to make for some truly spectacular sights.
The trail is part of a wider move by the team at the farm as they manage the land to encourage the growth of a rich diversity of plants and animals – such as building woodpiles for insects and small mammals to inhabit. The team has also reached out to local wildlife groups to assist, with Brewood Ringers regularly visiting the farm to offer advice on monitoring and sustaining bird populations. This has not only lead to the introduction of the feeding stations, but also the construction of a new bird hide due to be completed later this year. Farm Attraction Manager, Val James, explains:
“We love sharing the farm with all the wonderful wildlife that comes and goes with the seasons and, in turn, want to share this experience with our visitors and help raise awareness about the farmer’s role in preserving and protecting animals and the natural environment in which they live.
“The nature trail has been a real labour of love over the past twelvemonths, and we’re all very excited to see it launch in the next few weeks so visitors can make the most of it during the spring.”
The family fun farm at Lower Drayton Farm will be open at weekends, Bank Holidays and school breaks through until the end of October. For more information visit www.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk or call Val on 07817 691352.