A FARM park and cafe will close temporarily due to the cost of living crisis which has had a 'huge effect' on the business.

The Cob House Country Park and Mayfly Cafe in Wichenford, near Worcester, is to close for the whole of January, traditionally the quietest month, because of financial pressures.

Its owners said the cost of living crisis has forced them to take the decision.

The business is known for its reindeer, goats, pigs, alpacas, chickens and ducks with a cafe, lake, outdoor space and a play park for children. 


The business shared an important announcement via Facebook which reads:

"As everyone knows, the cost of living is ever increasing. This is having a huge effect on our business with our general suppliers and utility supplier prices, continuing to rise.

"January is historically a very quiet month for us, with sales low and costs extremely high we have made the difficult decision to close our doors for the month of January.

"We are doing this to protect the future of our business in the hope to ride out this ‘storm’.

"Therefore our doors will be closing at 12pm on 31st of December until the 1st February 2023.

"We want to thank every single person who visited us during 2022. We hope to see you back in 2023.

Thank you again for your support, Guy, Luan and the team at The Cob."

The post added that the attraction is open today (Friday) and Saturday until midday.

They also said that fishing matches booked will go ahead as scheduled.