Pumpkin week 2020
Things to know before you visit:
- Your booking time is your arrival time. If you have booked tickets for the pumpkin patch you can go and carve your pumpkin any time during your visit. Please remember you are booking for your household only, due to tier 2 restrictions.
- We are a fully outdoor venue! Please bring wellies and waterproofs! It can be very muddy in October, its our last week open of the year. We are open 10am-4pm.
- All of our play areas are open. (Bouncy pillows are weather dependent as usual). We are not doing any farmyard activities, magic shows, snake shows etc in line with government guidelines- things will be back to normal in 2021) Tractor rides are not on this week as we have to allocate staff to different areas of the farm. Barrel rides are on as normal.
- We serve hot and cold take-out food/drinks from our cafe marquee. We also now have an extra marquee next to the cafe so that visitors can eat undercover. Menus might be limited to ensure swift service.
- The Farmyard is open only for the pumpkin patch. Pumpkins cannot be bought on the day, they must be pre-ordered online. You will need a ticket for the pumpkin patch.
- You are welcome to bring your own shop bought carving kit. We do have basic utensils here too. (no sharp knives please). Like fancy designs? Bring your own marker pen as we can’t give them out this year. We have got string for your handle.
- Season pass holders still need to book for the pumpkins if they want to go to the patch. If you are just visiting the outdoor farm then there’s no need to book as usual.
- Please bring your face masks, you will be asked to wear them in the barns. Please wear face masks if you are over 11 years of age, we cant allow people inside the barns without them
- Please stick to the Tier 2 guidelines and refrain from mixing with other households.
Guidelines for visitors:
-Firstly please book on line to come to the farm in half term. This will help us have a better idea of visitor numbers.
-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 is now only for take out food/drinks although we do have a large marquee next to it for visitors to take shelter and eat their food.
-Face masks are mandatory in the barns for carving pumpkins. 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. Extra barrel rides need to be paid for at the kiosk. Our operators are not handling any change.
-Our coin operated rides are available but as we will have limited cash on site please bring £1 coins with you for these.