What you need to know
When you arrive at Corn Close Care Farm you will be welcomed by a member of the team (probably a human!) and we will briefly chat through what we will be doing in the session or for the day, depending on how long you are visiting us for.
We will ask you to complete our registration form before you visit, just so that we know how to look after you and keep you safe. You can request a form via our email or our ‘contact us’ form on the website.
Some people may come to us for a one-off visit and others may come more regularly. You can pre-book a series of visits, if you wish, and this way you can build upon your skills and confidence each time you come as well as making new friendships. We can arrange for you to visit on your own, if you would prefer, or you can come with a group or to join another group.
For schools and other organisations, we can work with you to develop bespoke programmes. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and details of our pricing and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We would recommend that you wear old and practical clothing when you visit – and always bring a coat, even if it is sunny when you set off. Wellies or boots are suitable footwear and it is important that you are comfortable – don’t worry what you look like, the animals don’t care! For safety and security reasons, we advise you not to wear jewellery while you are here. You will not need your mobile phone whilst on site. Phones can be stored in our classroom at your own risk while you are busy on the farm.
We have a small selection of waterproof leggings and coats and also some overalls, along with wellies, that you can borrow, if you wish. Or you are welcome to wear your own, if you would prefer. However, please bear in mind that a lot of our activities are outside or in close proximity to animals so it is highly likely that you will get dirty!
We will have regular breaks during the day, when you can have a drink and some refreshments – again you can bring your own, or we will provide drinks and biscuits/cake. We will ask you to let us know via our registration form if you have any allergies, intolerances or other dietary requirements.
If you are with us over lunchtime, you can bring a packed lunch and store it in the fridge in our teaching room. This room also provides a pleasant place to eat your lunch and socialise.
Good hand hygiene is very important and we have toilet facilities and ample handwashing and sanitising points around the site. Signage will remind visitors to wash their hands after handling the animals, using the toilet and before eating or drinking.
There will always be at least two members of our team on site with you at all times. Sometimes we might travel to one of our other local sites (Fellbeck and Silver Hill, Wath) for our activities.
We may also use the local area for walking with the dogs, goats and ponies and for bird/nature watching.
Please contact us via our email or our ‘contact us’ form on the website if you have any questions or queries and we will get back to you. Please let us know if you would prefer to be contacted by phone or email.