Safety on the Farm
We have taken great care to be a safe place for children to play and adults to relax, to be accessible for disabled people and to be an educational as well as a fun place to visit. All paths are wheelchair accessible with disabled parking adjacent to the entrance and level access through the main entrance to all farm areas. There are ramps to the disabled toilets and cafe.
Please remember when visiting the farm that all the animals can bite, or peck, please treat them with respect.
See below some simple guidelines to follow when visiting the farm -
- Do not put hands on faces or fingers in mouths while petting animals or walking round the farm.
- Do not kiss farm animals nor allow children to put their faces close to animals.
- Do not eat or drink while walking round the farm.
- Do not eat anything that has fallen on the floor.
- Do not use gels or wipes instead of washing hands with soap and water.
- Do wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after you have touched animals, fences or other surfaces in animal areas.
- Do wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating or drinking.
- Do wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after removing dirty shoes or boots that have been worn on the farm.
- Do supervise children closely to ensure that they wash their hands thoroughly.
- Do eat and drink in picnic areas or cafes only.
- Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
- Pregnant women should take particular care and specifically avoid contact with any newborn animals and/or their mothers.
- Parents, guardians, carers and leaders are responsible for the people in their care.
Feeding the Animals
- Animals must only be fed with the animal food purchased on the farm.
- All animals may bite so care should be taken when feeding them.
- Animals may be hand fed but hands must be kept flat.
- Children should be supervised closely when feeding the animals.
- Avoid giving any one animal too much food, try to limit it to no more than a handful.
- Hands must be washed thoroughly using soap and hot water after feeding.
For additional information please follow this link for Public Health England's advice on farm visits.