One of the area’s most popular tourist attractions, White Post Farm at Farnsfield, has got its 30th birthday celebrations off to a flying start.
For it was nominated for three prestigious accolades at the annual awards ceremony run by the National Farm Attractions Network.
“It was really exciting, and we were so happy to be finalists,” said the Mansfield Road farm’s marketing manager Anthony Moore.
“To be nominated shows we have such a good relationship with our visitors and the general public. We have an amazing dialogue with local people, especially on social media.”
White Post Farm’s Facebook page, which shows live videos, and its website helped it win a highly commended award in the best digital presence category. It was also up for the best in education award, while Anthony himself made the final four in the day maker award.
The achievements follow success for the farm at the Nottinghamshire Tourism Awards, where it was named best family attraction and best large visitor-attraction.
“It shows there has never been a better time to come to the farm,” added Anthony. “Lots of things are happening, and we are really on the up.”
SINCE first opening in 1988, White Post Farm has established itself as one of the leading places in the East Midlands for families to visit.
It enables youngsters to get a taste of the countryside and get up close to a range of aniamls, such as cows, pigs, goats, donkeys, rabbits, chickens and even llamas and reindeer.
It offers lots of other entertainment, such as sheep races and go-karting, and hosts shows, special events, school trips and birthday parties.
The National Farm Attractions Network is an independent co-operative of farms and rural attractions, offering support and ideas to raise standards.