Thornton Hall Country Park near Skipton took delivery of a very special new tractor this month.
Tractor Ted, the UK’s favourite little green tractor, arrived at the family-run Thornton Hall Country Park ahead of the official opening of their new Tractor Ted Little Farm next month.
The Tractor Ted Little Farm celebrates real life farm adventures and discovery through a mix of animal interaction, education, activity trails and special event days.
As part of the new development the child-sized climb-on tractor will also feature a couple of computer tablets featuring Tractor Ted games and activities - all based around the loveable children’s character.
Emma Harrison, owner of Thornton Hall Country Park, said: “We were delighted to have been chosen to host one of the Tractor Ted Little Farms here at Thornton Hall Country Park.
“We have been working hard getting ready for the official opening in March but when we saw the famous little green tractor arriving on the trailer last week we knew the star of the show had arrived and we can’t wait to introduce him to all his young fans in the coming weeks,” Emma added.
Tractor Ted began life back in 2002 when Alexandra Heard noticed how her small children were fascinated by a short video at the end of a cartoon which featured a real tractor ploughing a field. She got together with David Horler, a farming childhood friend and the idea took hold to make a video for young children which showed real farm machinery at work.
This simple concept proved a winner not only with children but their parents, grandparents and teachers alike and today Tractor Ted is a national favourite with over 90,000 DVDs and 40,000 books sold each year.
The hit series of DVDs and books cover real life stories about farming and the countryside and Tractor Ted is now the foremost supplier of children’s products in the UK based around real life farming fun including visitor attractions, live events, DVDs, books, children's gifts, farm toys and children’s clothing.
Thornton Hall Country Park is a traditional working farm where visitors can enjoy a range of activities including quad biking, a rare breeds farm, an adventure playground, an indoor play area, holiday clubs, toddler sessions, camping, a tea room and gift shop.