PLAY@ Lower Drayton Farm in the running for two prestigious awards!

Ray & Richard Bower sit on a red vintage tractor outside PLAY

Leading midlands farm attraction PLAY@ Lower Drayton farm has just received confirmation if is a finalist in not one – but two – prestigious Business Awards categories.

The attraction, which fully opened its doors to visitors as the pandemic came to a close, has fast become a popular day out destination with families travelling hundreds of miles to enjoy the farm’s great mix of indoor and outdoor play, animal interactions and seasonal events all with a link to farming and agriculture.

PLAY@ has been named a finalist in the 2024 ClubHub UK awards, vying for top spot against five other attractions from across the UK. Offered across 16 categories, the ClubHub awards were set up to recognise and celebrate the amazing work of the children’s activities sector, and winners will be announced during a ceremony on Saturday 11th May 2024.

Just hours after finding out the farm was a finalist in the ClubHub awards, farmer Richard Bower was delighted to receive notification that the business was also in the running in the Family Business of the Year Awards in the 2024 Express & Star Business Awards, with a judging panel set to visit the farm over the next couple of weeks to see firsthand what sets it apart from other finalists as the competition enters its final stages. Richard says:

“We’ve been fortunate to win some fantastic accolades since we launched PLAY@ – including being named Best New Tourist Attraction of the Year in the 2022 Enjoy Staffordshire Food & Tourism Awards; Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year in the 2023 Enjoy Staffordshire Food & Tourism Awards and being shortlisted in the School Travel Awards 2023. Being recognised in this way is fantastic as it gives recognition to the fantastic work of our entire team and instils a great sense of pride and achievement.

“We are honoured to have been named finalists in both the ClubHub and Express & Star Business Awards this year and couldn’t’ be prouder of our team. Being nominated is a real achievement in itself, and winning would be the icing on the cake!”

To find out what makes PLAY@ Lower Drayton Farm an award-winning day out, head to https://playatthefarm.co.uk

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Looking for a Staffordshire birthday party venue that will be the talk of the playground?
Discover our brilliant birthday party packages - which include exclusive use of your own party room for 2 hours, hot or cold food for party guests, special treats for the birthday child, access to all the PLAY@ adventure for the duration of your party PLUS an extra hour to explore - and more! 
Find out more & book: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/party/
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Looking for a Staffordshire birthday party venue that will be the talk of the playground?

Discover our brilliant birthday party packages - which include exclusive use of your own party room for 2 hours, hot or cold food for party guests, special treats for the birthday child, access to all the PLAY@ adventure for the duration of your party PLUS an extra hour to explore - and more!

Find out more & book: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/party/

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To show our support to England🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 men’s football ⚽️ team being in the Euro 2024 final this weekend. Farmer Ray has cut ✂️ an England flag 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 in our 2024 Sunflower 🌻 maze which opens in August as part of our Play@ 6 weeks of summer on the farm.

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Looking for affordable summer fun for the whole family?
Get 6 PLAY@ Lower Drayton Farm visits through the summer break for just £33 per person!
We’ve got a host of summer fun in store for you down on the farm – and there’s way too much happening to squeeze it all into just one visit:
🦖 Our ROAR-some Dino Discovery Maize Maze adventure (from 5th Aug)
🐍 Live Reptile Show
🐄 Large animal talks
🐰 Small animal interactions
🛝 MASSIVE indoor playbarns
🌳 Acres of outdoor adventure play
👨‍🌾 Farm trailer rides & talks
🚜 Meet the machines in Farmer Ray’s tractor shed
🫧 Beautiful Bubble Shows
🛁 Foam party fun
🌻 Sunflower maze (from August)
Click below to grab your Summer Pass:
🌞 www.playatthefarm.co.uk/summer-passes 
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Looking for affordable summer fun for the whole family?

Get 6 PLAY@ Lower Drayton Farm visits through the summer break for just £33 per person!

We’ve got a host of summer fun in store for you down on the farm – and there’s way too much happening to squeeze it all into just one visit:

🦖 Our ROAR-some Dino Discovery Maize Maze adventure (from 5th Aug)
🐍 Live Reptile Show
🐄 Large animal talks
🐰 Small animal interactions
🛝 MASSIVE indoor playbarns
🌳 Acres of outdoor adventure play
👨‍🌾 Farm trailer rides & talks
🚜 Meet the machines in Farmer Ray’s tractor shed
🫧 Beautiful Bubble Shows
🛁 Foam party fun
🌻 Sunflower maze (from August)

Click below to grab your Summer Pass:

🌞 www.playatthefarm.co.uk/summer-passes

#westmidsmums #farmattractionuk #westmidlands #EnjoyStaffordshire #farmvisit #LowerDraytonFarm #familydaysoutuk #familyattraction #daysoutwithkids #Summer2024 #daysoutwiththefamily #familyattractions #cannock #stokeontrent #rugeley #birmingham #wolverhampton
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Next Monday 15 July is the final Home Education session before we break for summer!
During the session we’ll return to our Maize Maze field to see how much it’s grown – as well as measuring the crop (will it be as tall as you, or as tall as Farmer Richard?) and we’ll look at how the plant has developed as it’s grown.
We’ll also be celebrating the end of our first academic year of Home Ed sessions with a celebratory buffet!
Book your space now: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/home-education-sessions/
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Next Monday 15 July is the final Home Education session before we break for summer!

During the session we’ll return to our Maize Maze field to see how much it’s grown – as well as measuring the crop (will it be as tall as you, or as tall as Farmer Richard?) and we’ll look at how the plant has developed as it’s grown.

We’ll also be celebrating the end of our first academic year of Home Ed sessions with a celebratory buffet!

Book your space now: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/home-education-sessions/

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*FARMING UPDATE* Today the brilliant team from Huntapac Produce have used their weed wipe to control the weeds in our trails field. This only puts weed killer on the weed plants it comes into contact with with. Rather than blanket spraying the whole field. 🚜🇬🇧 Huntapac - Team Page #farmattractionuk #farmingforthefuture #farmlife #FarmTech #farmvisit #backbritishfarming #thisfarminglife #farminguk

*FARMING UPDATE* Today the brilliant team from Huntapac Produce have used their weed wipe to control the weeds in our trails field. This only puts weed killer on the weed plants it comes into contact with with. Rather than blanket spraying the whole field. 🚜🇬🇧 Huntapac - Team Page #farmattractionuk #farmingforthefuture #farmlife #FarmTech #farmvisit #backbritishfarming #thisfarminglife #farminguk ...

Our Pumpkin 🎃 plants are loving this weather 🌦️
PYO Pumpkins tickets are now on sale at last year’s prices - book yours now to secure the best dates! https://tickets.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk/event-tickets/48091?catID=47583&

Our Pumpkin 🎃 plants are loving this weather 🌦️

PYO Pumpkins tickets are now on sale at last year’s prices - book yours now to secure the best dates! https://tickets.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk/event-tickets/48091?catID=47583&
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