BUILDING may still be under way but the animals have moved in and the barn doors are open at the new Farmer Gow's Activity Centre.

The popular family attraction has moved from rented premises in Appleton, where it has been operating since 2002, to Henleaze Farm, Fernham, near Faringdon.

Owner Anne Gow, 43, said: "Building work will probably be going on until early March, but we opened on January 1.

"We already have our first children's birthday party this weekend.

"It's a beautiful site and we're all over the moon with it."

Farmer Gow's houses cows, sheep, pigs and chickens, as well as a host of farm-orientated attractions and a farm shop.

Ms Gow said: "Because we rented our previous premises, we were limited in a lot of things, but finally having our very own farm means we can do all the things we've always wanted to."

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