Health & Safety

Staying safe on the Farm


Staying Safe

Please be aware that any contact with any animal can present significant health risks, especially for children under 5 as they are more vulnerable to infections. For your protection you should read and implement the instructions below…

Adult Supervision

Children must be supervised at all times on the farm. Children under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is over 18 years of age.

Hand Washing

It’s essential to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after contact with any animals and especially BEFORE eating, drinking or any hand-to-face contact.  Hand washing facilities can be found at regular intervals around the farm, please ensure your whole group use them.

Hand Sanitiser Gels and Wipes

Hand sanitisers, gels and wipes are not enough to remove all germs that may be present on farms, it’s really important that you wash your hands with soap and water.

Play Areas

Our play areas are unmanned. Parents/adults are required to supervise their own children at all times.  Read the Safety Rules and make sure your child/children adhere to these rules. Please make sure that hands are washed before entering the play areas.

Eating and Drinking

Please ensure that hands are washed BEFORE eating and drinking. Only eat and drink in designated areas.

Pregnant Women

In order to protect their own health and that of their unborn child, women who are, or who may be, pregnant must avoid contact with livestock animals, especially goats, sheep, cattle and their young. This is because infectious organisms that could harm them or their unborn child may be present in birth fluids of livestock animals.  Pregnant women must also pay particular attention to their personal hygiene by avoiding touching animals and their enclosures and by frequently washing their hands with soap and water.

Animals Can Bite

Children should be supervised by their accompanying at all times when touching, stroking or feeding any animals.

Stay Out

Under no circumstances should you be inside of an animal pen/enclosure.

First Aid

The first aid box is located at the First Aid Room.

Please inform a member of staff should you require first aid, one of our trained first aiders will be happy to help.

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