KEEPING SAFE ON JUNIOR FARM
Please follow our safety guidelines
To help you enjoy your visit to Junior Farm safely, please adhere to the following guidelines:
Contact with farm animals can cause illness and disease. Children and the elderly are most vulnerable.
Wash your hands with soap and water after touching the animals, before you enter Piggy’s Play-Sty and before leaving the farm. Children must be supervised to make sure they wash their hands thoroughly.
Keep fingers away from the mouth and eyes.
Do not eat any sweets, snacks, animal foods or drinks whilst on the farm.
Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult at all times while on the farm.
Pregnant women should avoid close contact with sheep and lambs.
Do not feed the pigs.
Important advice for pregnant women visiting Junior Farm
It is not recommended that people who are pregnant visit lambing, as there is a small risk of human miscarriage. Pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep during lambing may risk their own health and that of their unborn child, from infections that can occur in some ewes. These include chlamydiosis (enzootic abortion of ewes – EAE), toxoplasmosis and listeriosis, although the number of reports of these infections and human miscarriages resulting from contact with sheep are extremely small, it is important that pregnant women are aware of the potential risks.
If you do visit, we recommend not visiting the lambing area.