PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 February 2019
Bosses in the back of a well-liked vacationer enchantment are ‘ecstatic’ after being named the most productive of its type within the nation.
Puxton Park has been named the most productive farm enchantment in Britain by means of the Nationwide Farm Enchantment Community (NFAN), rewarding the ‘arduous paintings, willpower and compassion’ of personnel.
The Hewish enchantment used to be offered the award at Edinburgh’s Corn Trade on January 30, 12 months after it used to be awarded NFAN’s Day Maker of the Yr prize.
NFAN’s judges praised the efforts of Puxton Park to glue other people with North Somerset’s farming traditions in addition to its flora and fauna and nature.
For the park’s managing director, Alistair Mead, the award holds even larger importance following the loss of life of his dad Derek in a sad farming coincidence in 2017.
The daddy-and-son duo began the trade greater than a decade in the past, and Mr Mead is proud it has now been recognised as the rustic’s premier farm enchantment.
He stated: “We can not put into phrases how ecstatic and thankful we really feel to have received this award.
“When my late-father and I constructed Puxton Park 12 years in the past, we dreamed of constructing a spot the place households may just make lifelong recollections.
“A few of my biggest recollections rising up have been out at the farm and that is the place my dad taught me a few of lifestyles’s most dear courses.
“We couldn’t recall to mind the rest higher than giving households the chance to percentage those reports and create their very own recollections.”
Loads of hundreds of kilos were invested to strengthen the enchantment’s vary of choices through the years, together with a £300,000 20ft-tall top ropes direction which used to be put in ultimate yr.
A whopping £500,000 used to be additionally spent growing an journey barn in 2016, and the brand new sights have proved a success in luring extra guests.
Mr Mead added: “I might additionally like to mention a large thanks to the entire personnel right here at Puxton Park.
“Their arduous paintings, willpower and compassion are what dangle this position in combination.
“I’m so thankful to have the sort of superb workforce of people who percentage my pastime for offering a terrific day trip for all of our guests.”