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Visitor info

Opening times

Day: 

Farm Park:

Farm Shop:

Monday                   

10am - 5pm                     

8am -5pm

Tuesday 

10am - 5pm   

8am - 5pm

Wednesday

10am - 5pm

8am - 5pm

Thursday

10am -  5pm

8am -  5pm

Friday

10am - 5pm

8am - 5pm

Saturday 

10am - 5pm

8am - 5pm

Sunday

10am - 5pm

8am - 5pm

 

Prices

 

         

 
Adults (16+)    £10.00   
Children (2-15)    £9.50  
Under 2s     FREE              
OAP (60+)    £9.50  
*Disabled adult & free carer    £10.00               
*Disabled child & free carer    £9.50  

*Disabled rates apply on presentation of a blue badge, DLA or PIP letter

 

COVID19 - How will we keep you safe?

 

  • Please do not visit the farm if you have or have been in close contact with anyone who has a cough, high temperature and/or loss of taste or smell. If you or a member of your family have these symptoms, please follow the government's rules for testing and self-isolation https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

 

  • You must book online to allow your contact details to be available for NHS Track and Trace. We will not allow walk ins but if tickets are available, they can be booked right up to the time of your visit. 

 

  • Good handwashing has always been key at Woodside. There are hand washing stations around the park with good signage to remind you to wash your hands and how to do it properly. Please wash your hands regularly throughout your visit. Hand sanitiser is no replacement for handwashing, however as many customers like the extra security of hand sanitiser, there are stations in place around the site. 

 

  • As always please remember to avoid touching your face unless you have washed your hands. Where possible avoid bringing children’s toys when you visit. If your child uses a dummy, we recommended they don’t use it during their visit.

 

  • Tractor and trailer rides run throughout the day. The trailer seats 12 at a time and therefore you can share the ride with all of the people in your group. Smaller family groups may share the ride with others as long as everyone is distanced appropriately. The tractor driver will ensure this takes place.

 

  • Hands on with the animals will be running in an outdoor enclosure, which will accommodate 2 families at a time. Each session lasts 5 minutes. Please keep safe and remain socially distanced from the other family during your session.

 

  • The indoor soft play area cannot reopen until at least Monday 19th July 2021. The current guidance for reopening soft play states that children should socially distance themselves inside the frame, with the assistance of signage and one-way systems. This is just not appropriate for most of our young users. We are also required to limit the capacity to approximately 25% of the children who visit us and we feel this is just not fair for the rest of the customers on the day. Your safety is our highest priority and we look forward to reopening the soft play on 21st June 2021 at the earliest in accordance with realistic government guidelines.

 

  • Social distanced queuing systems are in place at the entrance chalet, shop and café. We also have screens at our till points to keep you and our team safe. Please use contactless payments where possible.

 

  • We have a limited menu in the café to allow us to reopen safely. We will be offering meal deals on sandwiches, paninis, hot pies and pastries. Kids lunch boxes will also be available. These will be available for take away only; there will be no seating in the café.

 

  • A cleaning ranger will clean and sanitise toilets, wash hands stations and all contact areas at regular intervals. All equipment including, crazy golf and play areas will be sprayed with sanitiser regularly throughout the day.

 

  • Outdoor picnic tables are available for you to use. These will be regularly cleaned by the ranger throughout the day. Please don’t reposition tables as they are strategically placed to make social distancing easy for you. Please help us to keep each other safe by clearing your table when you leave.

 

  • We are on hand to assist with any urgent first aid or emergency but please bring your own plasters/wipes/antiseptic cream for anything such as cuts, bumps, bites and grazes.

 

Contact us

Woodside Animal Farm
Woodside Road
Slip End
Beds
LU1 4DG

Email:        enquiries@woodsidefarm.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WoodsideAnimalFarm

 

Facilities

Parking      

All car parking is free. There are designated disabled parking bays. Please note coaches are only permitted with pre booked group visits. Coaches are not permitted to enter the car park under any circumstances at weekends or during school holidays.

 

Toilets        

Located in the car park, playbarn and central main park.

 

Disabled toilets  

Located in the car park and central main park.

 

Baby change      

Located in all toilet areas.

 

Hand washing  

Hand washing stations are located at short intervals around the park. Antibacterial soap, hot running water and hand towels are provided at each station and using these is the safest, most method for keeping you and your family safe. Please encourage all members of your party to wash their hands thoroughly after any animal contact and especially before eating and drinking, even if no contact with the animals has been made. Antibacterial foams and gels are not recommended and are not effective as a substitute for soap and hot running water.

 

Buggies        

The whole park is accessible for buggies but please note that for fire safety reasons buggies are not permitted in the PlayBarn. We do have an undercover buggy park, which is a safe dry place to leave your buggy.

 

Bikes and scooters

For the safety of all staff, customers and animals, bikes and scooters are not permitted in the park. We have our own bikes, trikes and scooters for the children to ride in a specially secured area. 

 

Wheelchair users  

The whole park is accessible for wheelchair users with the exception of the upstairs play area. We are happy to provide any assistance possible to wheelchair users so please don’t hesitate to ask. We also have a wheelchair available for hire.

 

Dogs

For the safety and comfort of our animals dogs are not permitted into the park. Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

 

Where to eat  (LIMITED DURING COVID19)

The PlayBarn café offers, sandwiches, toasties, paninis and hot pasties and pies, as well as snacks, ice creams and lunch boxes for the kids. At weekends and during school holidays in the summer season the 'Munch Box' is also open for whippy ice cream, ice cream and lollies, slushies, crisps, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

 

Peace of mind  

At Woodside we take our health and safety seriously. Should you require a copy of any of our risk assessments please do not hesitate to ask.

For further information or general enquiries please contact us at enquiries@woodsidefarm.co.uk