The fabulous new Children's Farm was successfully completed in Spring. The farm has proved very popular indeed and allows hands-on contact with familiar, and some not-so-familiar, animals and birds. New arrivals included Somali black-headed sheep, ferrets, giant rabbits, pygmy goats, apair of Shetland ponies and two female alpacas with their crias (babies).
The main café was refurbished and extended and was fittingly renamed "Lake View Cafe". A new layout and menus were introduced including a burger bar serving freshly cooked "fast" food and a carvery with home cooked main courses, fresh salads and a fantastic selection of cakes and sweets.