National Farm Attraction Awards

What are the NFAN Awards?

Each year, the National Farm Attractions Network holds its ‘Oscars’…the NFAN Awards!

The NFAN Awards showcase achievements from the farm attraction industry and includes awards for Farm Attraction of the Year, Best Food & Drink & the Innovation award. Award winners have beaten over 200 other NFAN member attractions to the top spot!

The awards are presented at a glittering ceremony held as part at the NFAN Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition in January  each year and are attended by farm attractions from across the United Kingdom.

All award winners listings throughout Days Out On The Farm are marked with an award winners badge, so keep an eye out!

The 2020 Award Winners

Jim Keetch Farm Attraction of the Year Award (Over 75,000 visitors)

Sponsored by Marsh & Co and AXA XL Insurance
Winner – Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire
Highly Commended – York Maze, Yorkshire
Finalists – Bocketts Farm Park, Surrey; Cotswold Farm Park, Gloucestershire

Jim Keetch Farm Attraction of the Year Award (Under 75,000 visitors)

Sponsored by David Taylor Designs
Winner – Little Owl Farm Park, Worcestershire
Highly Commended – Wynford Farm Park, Aberdeenshire
Finalists – Hall Farm Park, Lincolnshire; Thornton Hall, Yorkshire

Innovation Award

Sponsored by Play Area Hygiene Services
Winner – 4 Kingdoms Adventure Farm, Berkshire
Highly Commended – Heads of Ayr, Ayr
Finalists – Web Adventure Park, Yorkshire; Pennywell Farm, Devon

Best Trade Supplier Award

Sponsored by NFAN
Winner – Air Bouncers, Ireland
Highly Commended – David Taylor Design, Cornwall
Finalists – Timberplay, South Yorkshire; Teddy Mountain, Devon

Best Food & Beverage Award

Sponsored by Booker Wholesale
Winner – Mead Open Farm, Bedfordshire
Highly Commended – Fishers Adventure Farm Park, West Sussex
Finalists – Walby Farm Park, Cumbria ; Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire

Best Digital Presence Award

Sponsored by DigiTickets
Winner – Cannon Hall Farm, South Yorkshire
Highly Commended – Mead Open Farm, Bedfordshire
Finalists – National Forest Adventure Farm, Staffordshire ; Odds Farm Park, Buckinghamshire

Best in Education Award

Sponsored by NFAN
Winner – Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm, North Yorkshire
Highly Commended – Wynford Farm Park , Aberdeenshire
Finalists – Hall Hill Farm, Durham; Longdown Activity Farm, Southampton

Day Maker Award

Sponsored by Playscheme
Winner – Rhian McIntosh – Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol
Highly Commended – Jennifer Neil – Wynford Farm Park, Aberdeenshire
Finalists – Mick Smith – Web Adventure Park, Yorkshire ;
John Melnyk – 4 Kingdoms Adventure Farm, Berkshire;
Martin Ruffle – Bocketts Farm Park, Surrey