Members of Newton Abbot Travel Club were lucky enough to meet Countryfile presenter Adam Henson during their visit to Cotswold Farm Park. 

Members of Newton Abbot Travel Club meet Adam Henson at Cotswold Farm Park

The ‘icing on the cake’ for group members including organiser Carol Swiecicka (right) during their visit was meeting Adam Henson.

The BBC star, who runs the estate with a business partner, even took time out to say hello to the group ahead of travelling to Cornwall for filming. 

Carol Swiecicka, who runs the Devon group, said Adam was keen to chat after finding out they were from the town of Newton Abbot as he had attended Seale-Hayne agricultural college there. 

She told us: “We were lucky to see Adam there, he quickly came and said hello to some of us when he found out we were from Newton Abbot.

“The icing on the cake was seeing Adam and everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable day, feeding the animals and giving the lambs bottles of milk.”

“We had an extremely interesting talk when we arrived on the heritage of the farm, I would recommend this for other groups.”

The group of 40 opted for a Heritage Talk, finding out about the history of the Gloucestershire farm, from its origins in the 1970s (by Adam’s father Joe Henson) to its present-day as a mixed holding and visitor attraction. They then enjoyed lunch and went on to feed some of the animals before visiting the gift shop and cafe for more refreshments. 

Visitors listen to a member of staff at Cotswold Farm Park in Gloucestershire who is holding a lamb

The Heritage Group Package features a talk by the team about the history of the farm park, its breeds and Adam Henson’s life.

About Cotswold Farm Park

Set across a 650-hectare estate, it is home to more than 50 rare and native breeds of farm animals, including Golden Guernsey goats and Highland cattle.

Various activities are held throughout the year, including daily lambing talks between February and April. 

Carol added: “We had an extremely interesting talk when we arrived on the heritage of the farm, I would recommend this for other groups.

“We were lucky with the weather as it was a nice dry day and lots of baby animals around and the group all commented on how well the park and animals was kept.”

There are a number of packages and benefits for groups visiting Cotswold Farm Park including a discount on tickets and various food options such as traditional afternoon tea. To find out more visit