A growing number of the UK’s farm park attractions are working with Rainbow Productions, European leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke costumes for brand characters, licensed cartoon characters and sports mascots and booking Rainbow’s licensed children’s characters for appearances at live events.
Such appearances both provide an engaging and memorable visitor experience for the attraction’s visitors and also help to drive footfall. This Easter will see some of the UK’s leading farm parks host character events. Two of the most loved characters from children’s television programme, Octonauts (Captain Barnacles and Kwazii) will appear at Mansfield’s White Post Farm on March 24th.
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Fishers Adventure Farm Park in West Sussex is holding its first character event March 31st and April 1st, when the hugely popular Peppa Pig will be in attendance to delight children and their families. On April 14th and 15th, the Park will again host a couple of popular television characters when it will be visited by Ben and Holly, stars from the BAFTA award-winning series “Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom”.
The Easter weekend will also see Ben and Holly entertaining guests at Pembrokeshire’s Folly Farm, closely followed on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday by fellow Entertainment One children’s characters, Peppa Pig and George.
On February 8th, Rainbow Productions made its debut at the annual National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) Conference, which was held at Drayton Manor Theme Park. The booth afforded Rainbow Productions an ideal opportunity to meet many existing clients and make new contacts, many of whom were keen to learn more about the benefits of booking licensed character appearances for their amusement parks, farm parks and attractions.
The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) Conference saw a keynote speech from Adam Henson. Adam not only helps present the BBC’s Countryfile but also owns The Cotswold Farm Park. He is pictured above in the centre, alongside two fellow farm park operators.