Working with animals and children has gone well for Angela Tew-Cragg, who is celebrating 20 years of doing just that.
Angela has worked at Lee Valley Park Farms, on the outskirts of Broxbourne, for two decades and is now manager of the family attraction.
She started at the site on work experience and never left. She now looks after the two farms: the family-focused Hayes Hill Farm and the neighbouring working and visitor commercial farm Holyfield Hall.
Angela, also a mother of two small children, said: “I’ve lived at the farms for 11 years and worked here for 20. I just love my job and it gives me great satisfaction to meet and educate the public and give them a great customer experience.
“My favourite time of year here is spring. Being the first to see new life coming into the world is always a privilege and I love sending a child home with a lasting memory of a fabulous time.”
Animals at Hayes Hill include meerkats, pigs, goats, llamas, lambs, giant rabbits, chinchillas and more.
Angela added: “My favourites have been Bluebell the large white sow and Twinkle the chicken. We’re a close-knit team at the farms; we work incredibly hard and are passionate about what they do. I’d love to see us be recognised with the Farm Attraction of the Year award. So watch this space!”
A toboggan run, a new reindeer attraction and a World of Farming exhibition are due to open at the site in April.