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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Today our team enjoyed some GIANT BUBBLE TRAINING ready for our Bubbly Bank Holiday shows! 🫧🫧🫧🫧🫧
Have you booked your tickets for May Bank Holiday family fun on 3, 4, 5 & 6 May yet?
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Today our team enjoyed some GIANT BUBBLE TRAINING ready for our Bubbly Bank Holiday shows! 🫧🫧🫧🫧🫧

Have you booked your tickets for May Bank Holiday family fun on 3, 4, 5 & 6 May yet?

#staffordshire #stafford #penkridge #westmidlands #daysout #daysoutwiththekids #daysoutwithkids #daysoutwiththefamily #giantbubbles #bubblyfun #familyfun #farmvisit #maybankholiday #maybankholidayweekend
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Our farm team are finishing the weekend sowing 🌱 our 2024 Sunflower 🌻 maze in very good conditions ☀️ and before rain 🌧️ forecast for tomorrow. 
The sunflower 🌻 maze will be one of our 6 weeks of summer adventures at Play@. 
We will keep you all updated on its progress between now and summer. ☀️ 
🌻🚜🌻🚜🌻🚜🌻🚜🌻

Our farm team are finishing the weekend sowing 🌱 our 2024 Sunflower 🌻 maze in very good conditions ☀️ and before rain 🌧️ forecast for tomorrow.

The sunflower 🌻 maze will be one of our 6 weeks of summer adventures at Play@.

We will keep you all updated on its progress between now and summer. ☀️

🌻🚜🌻🚜🌻🚜🌻🚜🌻
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It’s been a busy day farming - making the most of the blue sky weather ☀️🚜
Have you seen our tractors out in the fields? 
#daysoutwiththefamily #workingfarm #LowerDraytonFarm #farmvisit #familyattractions #familyattraction #farmattractionuk #westmidlands #EnjoyStaffordshire #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysout #Familyfarm #Spring2024

It’s been a busy day farming - making the most of the blue sky weather ☀️🚜

Have you seen our tractors out in the fields?

#daysoutwiththefamily #workingfarm #LowerDraytonFarm #farmvisit #familyattractions #familyattraction #farmattractionuk #westmidlands #EnjoyStaffordshire #EnjoyStaffordshire #familydaysout #Familyfarm #Spring2024
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Morning everyone from Jelly Tot our Donkey foal!
🌳She’s waiting with her mum in our animal paddocks to meet PLAY@ visitors today!
🐄Alongside our Large & Small Animal Zones every Spring weekend we’re running our popular Reptile Show throughout the day, plus our legendary Farm Trailer Ride will run to the river meadows to visit our cows and their calves.
🐇Bags of fun for animal lovers!
So, who’s joining us for a family day out on the farm? (You’ll find us just off J13 or the M6 in Staffordshire so perfectly placed for day drops from Stafford, Penkridge, Wolverhampton, Telford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and beyond)!

Morning everyone from Jelly Tot our Donkey foal!

🌳She’s waiting with her mum in our animal paddocks to meet PLAY@ visitors today!

🐄Alongside our Large & Small Animal Zones every Spring weekend we’re running our popular Reptile Show throughout the day, plus our legendary Farm Trailer Ride will run to the river meadows to visit our cows and their calves.

🐇Bags of fun for animal lovers!

So, who’s joining us for a family day out on the farm? (You’ll find us just off J13 or the M6 in Staffordshire so perfectly placed for day drops from Stafford, Penkridge, Wolverhampton, Telford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and beyond)!
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Tractor 🚜 and trailer rides are go to see our beef herd 🐂🐂🐂🐂🐂 Who’s joining us for a family day out on the farm this weekend?

Tractor 🚜 and trailer rides are go to see our beef herd 🐂🐂🐂🐂🐂 Who’s joining us for a family day out on the farm this weekend? ...

#westmidlands Bubbly Bank Holiday 
This early May Bank Holiday we’ve got a lovely bubbly treat in store for PLAY@ visitors with our BRAND-NEW giant bubble show! 
With several shows throughout the day little (and big) kids will be entranced as they join in the interactive bubble fun (PLUS you get to enjoy all the other fun of the farm – including out HUGE indoor playbarns, massive outdoor adventure play, farm trailer rides (weather allowing) large & small animal talks and our amazing reptile show)… 
Book your tickets now for Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 & Monday 6 May 2024…
#daysoutwithkids #familydaysout #LowerDraytonFarm #Familyfarm #westmidlands #daysoutwiththefamily #familyattractions #farmvisit #daysoutwiththekids #EnjoyStaffordshire #familyattraction #wolverhampton #farmattractionuk #indoorplay #Spring2024 #Spring24 #staffordshire #maybankholiday #maybankholidayweekend #bubbleshow #giantbubbles

#westmidlands Bubbly Bank Holiday

This early May Bank Holiday we’ve got a lovely bubbly treat in store for PLAY@ visitors with our BRAND-NEW giant bubble show!

With several shows throughout the day little (and big) kids will be entranced as they join in the interactive bubble fun (PLUS you get to enjoy all the other fun of the farm – including out HUGE indoor playbarns, massive outdoor adventure play, farm trailer rides (weather allowing) large & small animal talks and our amazing reptile show)…

Book your tickets now for Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 & Monday 6 May 2024…

#daysoutwithkids #familydaysout #LowerDraytonFarm #Familyfarm #westmidlands #daysoutwiththefamily #familyattractions #farmvisit #daysoutwiththekids #EnjoyStaffordshire #familyattraction #wolverhampton #farmattractionuk #indoorplay #Spring2024 #Spring24 #staffordshire #maybankholiday #maybankholidayweekend #bubbleshow #giantbubbles
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Happy 72nd Birthday Farmer Ray! 🥳
#Familyfarm #EnjoyStaffordshire #familyattraction #farmvisit #LowerDraytonFarm #familybusiness #thisfarminglife #happybirthday

Happy 72nd Birthday Farmer Ray! 🥳

#Familyfarm #EnjoyStaffordshire #familyattraction #farmvisit #LowerDraytonFarm #familybusiness #thisfarminglife #happybirthday
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Who’s joining us for an a-MOO-zing Home Education session on Monday 22 April?
We’ll be hopping on the farm trailer ride to see our herd of cattle (and calves) who are enjoying the lush, spring grass. You’ll have a talk all about cows and how we look after them from the farmer before heading back to the classroom for some more cow-themed activities!
Book your space now - head to the ticketing section of our website and select the Home Education option.
(Session runs 11am - 1pm and includes a break for lunch. Join us from 10.30am to enjoy a drink and a chat with other Home Educators while the kids explore the playbarn)! 
#LowerDraytonFarm #familydaysout #westmidlands #daysoutwiththefamily #thisfarminglife #workingfarm #farmvisit #meettheanimals #daysoutwithkids #homeeducation #homeeducator #homeeducationuk #homeeducators #westmidsmums #Familyfarm

Who’s joining us for an a-MOO-zing Home Education session on Monday 22 April?

We’ll be hopping on the farm trailer ride to see our herd of cattle (and calves) who are enjoying the lush, spring grass. You’ll have a talk all about cows and how we look after them from the farmer before heading back to the classroom for some more cow-themed activities!

Book your space now - head to the ticketing section of our website and select the Home Education option.

(Session runs 11am - 1pm and includes a break for lunch. Join us from 10.30am to enjoy a drink and a chat with other Home Educators while the kids explore the playbarn)!

#LowerDraytonFarm #familydaysout #westmidlands #daysoutwiththefamily #thisfarminglife #workingfarm #farmvisit #meettheanimals #daysoutwithkids #homeeducation #homeeducator #homeeducationuk #homeeducators #westmidsmums #Familyfarm
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