Please read prior to your visit.

  • Some animals can carry diseases harmful to humans. Please follow these simple guidelines:
  • Please always obey all safety notices around Cockfield’s Farm and the advice of our staff
  • Animals may only be fed using Willows animal feed in the Animal Feeding Areas clearly signed
  • Keep your fingers away from your mouth and do not taste animal feed
  • Wash your hands thoroughly, before supervising the thorough washing of children’s hands using the soap, water and paper towels provided at the Hand Washing Stops.
  • Wash hands following contact with animals, after playing on the play equipment and before eating and drinking.
  • Since the Covid-19 pandemic we have hand sanitising stations throughout the site. Please do not use gels or wipes in place of washing and drying hands with soap, water, and paper towels.
  • If you are pregnant or think you may be, avoid any contact with sheep, lambs, goats, or kids
Other Safety Information
  • Always supervise children; particularly when on play equipment and when with the animals – animals may bite.
  • Height restrictions apply in Soft Play, Funfair Rides, and various activities around Cockfields Farm
  • Arms and legs must be covered to ride the slides in our Play areas. 
  • Shoes should be removed before playing on our jumping pillow, socks must also be worn on our jumping pillow.
  • Please be aware of restricted areas, these are clearly signed and gates and padlocks in place.  Do not open gates or cross barriers and gates if closed.  Speak to a member of staff and always follow their instructions.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly at home with soap and water after removing dirty clothes, shoes or boots that have been worn at Cockfields Farm. Any soiled clothes should be washed immediately on your return home.
  • As a countryside location the ground throughout the site can be uneven, so please always take extra care
Health & Safety Notice for all visitors please read.

Ensuring your safety and well-being during your visit to Cockfields Farm is our top priority.
We want you to have an enjoyable and memorable experience while also being aware of the potential risks associated with interacting with animals.

It is essential for all visitors to understand the importance of personal responsibility and hygiene practices, particularly handwashing, to reduce any health risks.

Animal-Related Health Risks at Visitor Attractions:

All animals naturally carry various microorganisms, some of which can be transmitted to humans, causing illnesses known as zoonoses. Some of these illnesses can be severe or even life-threatening.

How Infections Occur:

Infections can happen through consuming contaminated food or drink, direct contact with animals, exposure to environments contaminated with animal faeces, or animal bites. Even small amounts of microorganisms can lead to human infections.

Safety Measures During Your Visit:

Considering the high number of visitors annually, we strive to maintain a low risk of infection through robust controls and protocols.

However, your cooperation is vital in ensuring a safe visit:

Personal Responsibility: Be mindful of your actions and interactions with animals.
Handwashing: Utilise handwashing facilities provided throughout the farm, especially after touching animals or surfaces. Wash hands regularly during your visit at the hand wash stations provided.
Zoonotic Diseases Include:
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), including E. coli O157
Cryptosporidium parvum

Your safety is a shared responsibility, and by adhering to these measures, we can collectively enjoy a safe and fulfilling experience at Cockfields Farm.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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