Farm’s drive-thru burger bar raises thousands for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity

Farm's drive-thru burger bar raises thousands for Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity

Staffordshire’s Lower Drayton Farm launched a drive-thru takeaway with mini farmyard safari in February; offering families a welcome distraction during the last lockdown. While the event was a resounding success, attracting over 3,600 cars in just over 8 weeks, what the team behind the event didn’t anticipate was quite how much they’d raise on behalf of the business’ nominated charity of the year, Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

With drive-thru visitors invited to throw any spare change into a collection bucket for the cause during their trip around the farm, the total raised topped a staggering £3,291.20 which has now been transferred to the charity to support its work in helping sick kids and their families. Farmer Richard Bower, who masterminded the drive-thru event, says:

“We were blown away by the success of the drive-thru while our PLAY@ farm attraction was closed due to COVID restrictions, we were even more taken aback by the sheer generosity of punters in donating to our chosen cause. We had set ourselves a target of raising over £2,500 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity this year, having chosen the cause as our Charity of the Year, and needless to say we’re delighted to have smashed that target only four months in.

“We’d like to thank each and every person who donated their change – the cash will go directly to helping sick kids and their families during the toughest times of their lives. This support has made us even more determined to raise funds for the charity throughout the year and we’ve got some great ideas in the pipeline for fundraising events – we’ve set ourselves a new target of raising a total of £5,000 by the end of 2021.”

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity regional fundraiser, Luke Manley, says:

“The last 12 months have been incredibly tough for everyone and COVID-19 restrictions have meant that so many fundraising events have had to be postponed or cancelled but our friends at Lower Drayton Farm jumped into action as soon as it was safe to do so, showing amazing tenacity and passion to help us do more for our sick kids.

Thanks to their hard work, generosity and fantastic fundraising efforts, we can make sure our brave patients and their families have the best possible hospital experience while they’re with us. We’re so grateful to all the staff (and animals) for choosing us as their charity of the year and are very excited to see what fundraising adventure lay ahead.”

Since restrictions eased, Lower Drayton Farm has opened the outdoor element of its PLAY@ attraction for a special ‘Spring Unlocked’ event; it hopes to open the full indoor and outdoor play experience from Monday 17th May. For more information on PLAY@ Lower Drayton Farm and to book tickets, head to www.playatthefarm.co.uk

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This lucky teddy’s getting a sneak preview of our Teddy Bears’ Tea Party Time story, 📖 written especially for our May Half Term event.
Part of the Teddy Bears’ Tea Party 🧸 experience will see you snuggle down with your favourite bear to enjoy this story being read to you (that’s after you’ve enjoyed a magical make-believe picnic)… 🧺
Who’s joining for for some half term fun on the farm next week? 
Find out more: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/may-half-term/
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This lucky teddy’s getting a sneak preview of our Teddy Bears’ Tea Party Time story, 📖 written especially for our May Half Term event.

Part of the Teddy Bears’ Tea Party 🧸 experience will see you snuggle down with your favourite bear to enjoy this story being read to you (that’s after you’ve enjoyed a magical make-believe picnic)… 🧺

Who’s joining for for some half term fun on the farm next week?

Find out more: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/may-half-term/

#daysoutwithkids #familydaysoutuk #LowerDraytonFarm #familyattraction #familydaysout #familyattractions #stokeontrent #westmidlands #daysoutwiththekids #wolverhampton #daysoutwiththefamily #EnjoyStaffordshire #cannock #westmidsmums #telford #farmvisit #stafford #penkridge #westmidlands
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Tonight our farm team have started sowing our first 2024 environmental crops before the forecast rain 🌧️. 
These crops have 6 different species of plants 🌱 in the same field, they will provide flowers for our bees 🐝 pollination this summer and seeds for our birds 🐦 to eat in the winter. 
As well as providing habitat for lots of other insects 🐞 on the farm. 🌺🌽🌾🌻
You can learn more about farming and conservation on our summer farm trailer rides - all part of your PLAY@ visit! 
#wolverhampton #westmidlands #EnjoyStaffordshire #thisfarminglife #familyfarm #LowerDraytonFarm #farminglife #stokeontrent #familyattractions #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththefamily #farmattractionuk #familydaysout #familydaysoutuk #familyattraction #daysoutwiththekids

Tonight our farm team have started sowing our first 2024 environmental crops before the forecast rain 🌧️.

These crops have 6 different species of plants 🌱 in the same field, they will provide flowers for our bees 🐝 pollination this summer and seeds for our birds 🐦 to eat in the winter.

As well as providing habitat for lots of other insects 🐞 on the farm. 🌺🌽🌾🌻

You can learn more about farming and conservation on our summer farm trailer rides - all part of your PLAY@ visit!

#wolverhampton #westmidlands #EnjoyStaffordshire #thisfarminglife #familyfarm #LowerDraytonFarm #farminglife #stokeontrent #familyattractions #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththefamily #farmattractionuk #familydaysout #familydaysoutuk #familyattraction #daysoutwiththekids
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This afternoon Aberdeen Angus cow 🐮 Milkshake🥛 has given birth to a male calf. Cow and calf doing well and ready to meet you all this half term on the 🚜 tractor and trailer rides. We need name suggestions for the calf please. 
The winning name will win you family of 4 tickets to come to the farm this Summer half term 😊

This afternoon Aberdeen Angus cow 🐮 Milkshake🥛 has given birth to a male calf. Cow and calf doing well and ready to meet you all this half term on the 🚜 tractor and trailer rides. We need name suggestions for the calf please.

The winning name will win you family of 4 tickets to come to the farm this Summer half term 😊
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It’s another Teddy Bears’ Tea Party update with Eve - come and have a sneak peek as our magical new adventure takes shape. Don’t forget this is all part of your PLAY@ adventure over May half term!
Don’t forget your teddy! 🧸

It’s another Teddy Bears’ Tea Party update with Eve - come and have a sneak peek as our magical new adventure takes shape. Don’t forget this is all part of your PLAY@ adventure over May half term!

Don’t forget your teddy! 🧸
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Here’s Farmer Richard talking all about our new Farm Droid, Seed 3-PO; how it’s allowing us to test growing new crops at Lower Drayton Farm and how farming has changed in the 100 years since his grandad first started farming the land here using horse power!
PLAY@ visitors will be able to ‘meet’ Seed 3-PO this summer and we’ll also be out and about at various events with the farming robot as the centre of our Children’s Farm stand - the theme this year being ‘Farming for the Future: Embracing Technology’.
So, if you’re heading to Happy for you to the Staffordshire County Show, Love Cheese Live, the Stone Food & Drink Festival, Newport Show or Penkridge Children’s Markets make sure you stop by and say hello! 🤖
@agridroiduk @staffscountyshow @_lovecheese @stonefooddrink1 @newport_show @penkridgechildrensmarket 
#familyfarm #thisfarminglife #farmdroid #farminguk #farmingforthefuture

Here’s Farmer Richard talking all about our new Farm Droid, Seed 3-PO; how it’s allowing us to test growing new crops at Lower Drayton Farm and how farming has changed in the 100 years since his grandad first started farming the land here using horse power!

PLAY@ visitors will be able to ‘meet’ Seed 3-PO this summer and we’ll also be out and about at various events with the farming robot as the centre of our Children’s Farm stand - the theme this year being ‘Farming for the Future: Embracing Technology’.

So, if you’re heading to Happy for you to the Staffordshire County Show, Love Cheese Live, the Stone Food & Drink Festival, Newport Show or Penkridge Children’s Markets make sure you stop by and say hello! 🤖

@agridroiduk @staffscountyshow @_lovecheese @stonefooddrink1 @newport_show @penkridgechildrensmarket

#familyfarm #thisfarminglife #farmdroid #farminguk #farmingforthefuture
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Work experience Farm Student Delta is making some adjustments to Seed 3-PO our Farm Droid 🤖 before a busy weekend weeding our Leek, Beetroot and Red Onion patches. 
Everything is growing very fast this month 🚜🇬🇧
In the next few weeks Seed 3-PO will be hitting the road, joining our team at various shows and events - including the Staffordshire County Show - to help visitors learn all about the future of farming…. 
@agridroiduk @staffscountyshow  #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththekids #farmattractionuk #stokeontrent #thisfarminglife #daysoutwiththefamily #workingfarm #farminglife #daysoutwithkids #familyattractions #familyattraction #LowerDraytonFarm

Work experience Farm Student Delta is making some adjustments to Seed 3-PO our Farm Droid 🤖 before a busy weekend weeding our Leek, Beetroot and Red Onion patches.

Everything is growing very fast this month 🚜🇬🇧

In the next few weeks Seed 3-PO will be hitting the road, joining our team at various shows and events - including the Staffordshire County Show - to help visitors learn all about the future of farming….

@agridroiduk @staffscountyshow #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththekids #farmattractionuk #stokeontrent #thisfarminglife #daysoutwiththefamily #workingfarm #farminglife #daysoutwithkids #familyattractions #familyattraction #LowerDraytonFarm
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Today’s visitors have just seen cow Toffee 🐮 give birth to a female calf in the large animal zone. Cow and calf doing well and ready to meet everyone visiting this weekend. 
A customer at the farm has named the calf Angel 👼
Who’s coming to see her tomorrow? 
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Today’s visitors have just seen cow Toffee 🐮 give birth to a female calf in the large animal zone. Cow and calf doing well and ready to meet everyone visiting this weekend.

A customer at the farm has named the calf Angel 👼

Who’s coming to see her tomorrow?

#farmattractionuk #thisfarminglife #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththekids #daysoutwithkids #stokeontrent #EnjoyStaffordshire #daysoutwiththefamily #familydaysout #workingfarm #farminglife #cowsofinstagram #cowstagram
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Jelly Tot the donkey foal is waiting to meet all this weekend’s visitors in the outdoor animal paddocks…
Who’s joining us for a PLAY@ family day out on the farm? 🚜
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Jelly Tot the donkey foal is waiting to meet all this weekend’s visitors in the outdoor animal paddocks…

Who’s joining us for a PLAY@ family day out on the farm? 🚜

#stokeontrent #familydaysout #farmattractionuk #familyattraction #familydaysoutuk #EnjoyStaffordshire #westmidlands #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththefamily #daysoutwiththekids #thisfarminglife #workingfarm #familyfarm #familyattractions #donkey #babydonkey #staffordshire
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*COMPETITION CLOSED* 
Did you know that your PLAY@ family adventure over May half term will include our magical Teddy Bears’ Picnic experience? 
To celebrate, we’re offering the chance to win a family ticket to join us between Fri 24th May and Mon 3rd June. 
To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question: 
Winnie the Pooh famously loves… 
A. Pie
B. Honey
C. Carrots 
Good luck! Please be scam aware and don’t click on links telling you you’ve won – we’ll announce winners and contact them direct. 
Ts & Cs: Entries close midnight on Sunday 19th May 2024. Winner will be picked at random from all entries across FB & IG. No cash alternative; prize not transferable.
#westmidsmums #LowerDraytonFarm #farmattractionuk #wolverhampton #familyattraction #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththefamily #westmidlands #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththekids #familydaysout #stokeontrent #codsall #familytime #Spring2024

*COMPETITION CLOSED*

Did you know that your PLAY@ family adventure over May half term will include our magical Teddy Bears’ Picnic experience?

To celebrate, we’re offering the chance to win a family ticket to join us between Fri 24th May and Mon 3rd June.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

Winnie the Pooh famously loves…

A. Pie
B. Honey
C. Carrots

Good luck! Please be scam aware and don’t click on links telling you you’ve won – we’ll announce winners and contact them direct.

Ts & Cs: Entries close midnight on Sunday 19th May 2024. Winner will be picked at random from all entries across FB & IG. No cash alternative; prize not transferable.

#westmidsmums #LowerDraytonFarm #farmattractionuk #wolverhampton #familyattraction #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysoutuk #daysoutwiththefamily #westmidlands #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththekids #familydaysout #stokeontrent #codsall #familytime #Spring2024
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