A York-based visitor attraction which has seen visitor numbers increase by over 40 per cent in the last 12 months has announced plans for expansion.
Piglets Adventure Farm Park, which is home to a variety of farm animals, go carts, outdoor activities, play equipment and a café, attracted 65,000 visitors in 2014.
Now the park’s management team has revealed plans to invest around £2m in order to add new facilities including educational classrooms, indoor facilities, improved play zones and café and more animal areas.
Owner Ed Sykes said: “The adventure park has gone from strength to strength since we opened in 2012 and we are confident that with the right investment, it has the potential to be one of Yorkshire’s top family attractions.
“In order to meet our expansion aims with Piglets Adventure Farm Park we had to look carefully at the wider business and we are now in the process of restructuring our offer.
“The first part in that process has been to close The Farmer’s Cart farm shop on site, which has been underperforming for some time due to increased food price competition from supermarkets.
“Whilst this was a difficult decision to make, it has put the business in a much stronger position in order to grow and move forward with the expansion.”
“We’re looking forward to getting the new facilities in place, which will include an extension to our highly regarded and successful café, and enabling more families to enjoy a day out in the fabulous Yorkshire countryside.”
Piglets Adventure Farm Park is open to visitors every day from 10am until 5.30pm and will remain open until it closes for the winter in November.