August 2020           Click here to Book Tickets

Things to know before you come:

  1. We are a fully outdoor venue for the summer holidays with 20 acres of outdoor space for visitors! Please dress for the weather on the day.
  2. All of our play areas are open. (Bouncy pillows are weather dependent as usual).
  3. Tractor rides for all and barrel rides for each child are included in the holiday entry price with safety procedures to keep you safe.
  4. Our open sided marquee cafe is ready for take out food for the rest of the summer and our picnic areas are now available too. (face coverings will be mandatory in the cafe when ordering food from 8th August)
  5. Animal activities will commence when we feel ready to do these safely. (this may not be for the summer holidays). Guidelines state that if animal activities take excessively longer due to social distancing rules then we must put the welfare of the animals first.The second issue is trying prevent people congregating together in large groups which is why animal activities require thought and planning. We have moved most of our animals outside so that you don’t have to miss your favourites! (even the rabbits are moving outside) Watch this space for animal news.
  6. We (and especially the animals) thank you for your amazing support you have shown us over the last few months and we look forward to making this a great summer for everyone.

Guidelines for visitors:

-Firstly please book on line to come to the farm if you are coming before 2pm. This will help us have a better idea of visitor numbers. We do have  capacity for visitors to pay at the gate after 2pm.  If you do pay on the day we will need to take some details from you such as your name and address. These details are kept for 21 days in line with government guidance.

-Please follow social distancing rules when you’re at the farm. We will restrict visitor numbers as and when we feel it necessary to keep our park a safe space. Our cafe has a one way system to ensure social distancing can be met and we will make sure that picnic tables are a safe distance apart.

-From August 8th please wear face coverings in the cafe. As the rest of the farm is outdoors,  face coverings are not required outside for the majority of your visit.

-We will be asking all our visitors to maintain hand hygiene while visiting the farm. We now have plenty of washing stations for you to wash your hands, we will also be asking children to wash their hands before and after using our play equipment. As usual if you have had any contact with animals, please wash your hands with soap and water before eating.

-As much as possible please refrain from touching fences, signs and any other surfaces on your visit.

-We can take cash and cards but as much as possible please use contactless payment. Tractor and barrel rides need to be paid for at the kiosk. Our operators are not handling  any change.

-Our coin operated rides will be available but as we will have limited cash on site please bring £1 coins with you for these.

-Please encourage your children to clean their hands before and after playing on our play areas. This will ensure we keep these spaces as clean as possible.

-Lastly please do not visit if you have developed a recent or persistent cough, have a fever or have recently lost your smell or taste.

We look forward to seeing you very soon and hope you and your family enjoy reconnecting with the outdoors this summer!

June 1st

Firstly, we hope you and your families have stayed safe over the past few months. It’s hard to believe we last saw you in March – Thank you for your ongoing patience while we organise our re-opening date.

Please read our Opening strategy before booking your visit. Click here to read. Down at the Farm opening strategy

Current government guidance does not allow us to open the farm attraction in the usual manner, all animal attractions and the leisure sector have had significant restrictions placed on them as a result of the Covid19 pandemic. We expect these restrictions to be lifted bit by bit over time but as yet we and local council officers, are unaware of exact dates.

We ask all visitors to read the attached document, so that you are aware of the current service we can provide in order to avoid any disappointment so that you and your children do not expect a full service on arrival. It is our endeavour to open the farm up fully as quickly as possible, however we must do in accordance with government guidance to ensure the safety of you our visitors, staff and animals.

Please read our Opening strategy before booking your visit. Click here to read. Down at the Farm opening strategy

We look forward to seeing you soon

Catherine & Will

Down at the Farm