While I totally get it is essentially a working farm it just seems like it’s pay your money and get on with it. The animals seem fine and you can get quite close and pet most of them. It’s been a while since my last visit and it has changed slightly for the better since then. The car park is awful really needs hard standing and not grass. The cafe was really busy and staff were struggling to get the food out in a reasonable time frame. My main gripe is information, there is no doubt that Melsop are doing some great work in keeping Britain’s rare breeds alive and well but the information regarding this work is very limited. Hardly any staff on hand to tell you what is going on and it feels a bit haphazard. It work be great to have timed guided walks round the farm informing about the farms history, the work they do, talk about the animals etc. Also maybe a hand out sheet and more information boards, unless you search it out it’s hard to find out about Melsop. There’s massive potential here to educate people about our culture regarding Britain’s livestock farming history.
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