Temporary closure with immediate effect

Good afternoon. So after listening to the update from the first minister, we have taken the difficult decision to close the Farm for the time being. This will be effective from today and will be reviewed weekly. Travelling outside your area is not advisable and we feel we would not be able to guarantee anyone’s safety., as we have many visitors from outside the Renfrewshire area. We don’t have the capacity to enforce ID checks as we have animals to look after and vital work that needs done daily. The numbers in certain areas are seeing a sharp increase and we feel the risk of areas mixing at the farm increases the risk to not only the volunteers but to other visitors. In recent weeks we have seen a rise in people verbally abusing our volunteers with regards to the current guidelines and we feel this could be made worse by excluding areas outside Renfrewshire from visiting. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but feel it’s the safest one at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please stay safe and we hope to welcome everyone back soon. Thank you all so much for your support.

Change to visiting guidelines

We have looked at the guidelines we currently have in place and, in order to make things as safe as we can, we have made some changes that will be effective immediately:

  • Masks must be worn in the reptile room unless visitors are under 12 or they have an exemptIon card.🦎🐍🐢🥽
  • We are lowering our capacity from 40 to 30 visitors within the Farm premises at any one time. We don’t expect there to be that many visitors In at once, as we are now starting to experience cold and wet weather. 💨💦❄️☔️
  • On Fridays we will now be opening slightly reduced hours from 11.15am to 3pm. There with no animal handling available that day. However, everyone is still very welcome to come in to the Farm to have a wander around and see what there is to see. 😀👀👁👣

We understand these changes are hard to get used to. Just know that we struggle too, but we feel they are important to allow the Farm to remain open safely for all our visitors. This year has been the hardest any of us have faced, but if it’s taught us one thing it’s that we are stronger if we stick together. We hope everyone continues to stay safe. We look forward to being able to welcome everyone back properly and, of course, being able to have an open day full of fun and laughter. Take care everyone.

Closed for one day only Saturday 22/8/2020

The Farm will be closed this Saturday (22nd August 2020) for 1 day only, to allow for boiler servicing. Unfortunately, this means the hot water must be turned off and we are unsure as to exactly at what time or how long for. We will reopen as normal on Sunday 23rd 😀
Thanks for your patience and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Coronavirus Update @ 29/05/2020

After much consideration we have made the very difficult decision that the Farm will not be reopening over the next few weeks. We are working hard on plans to be able to adhere to the guidelines and to put social distancing measures in place. We’re sure you appreciate this will take a bit of time. We can assure you plans are well under way and our intention is to re open when it’s safer to do so, and when we can keep everyone from visitors to volunteers safe 😄

Thank you all so very much for your support.

Coronavirus Update

After careful consideration of the Government’s advice, we have had to make the tough decision this morning to close the Farm to the public. Although we do not have large crowds in at any given time, and no-one associated with the farm is showing any symptoms, we feel that it’s the best decision for the time being.

We have to ensure everyone’s safety. The less risks we take the better, as we won’t be any use to the animals if we end up ill. Please be assured that we will still be in taking care of the animals.

This decision has not been taken lightly, as we had hoped to remain open for as long as possible. We will endeavour to keep everyone updated on the animals adventures via Facebook and are still happy to chat on the phone and offer any help we can.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Our opening hours for the foreseeable future are 11am-3pm, 7 days. We will be remaining open until we absolutely have to close. Unfortunately, during this time we will not be offering any handling of the animals or providing anyone to walk around with visitors. However, we are still open for people to come to the Farm and have a wander around themselves. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please continue to visit us. We need your support.

Small Animal Boarding Fees

It has been many years since we last increased our small animal boarding fees. Unfortunately, we could not continue to absorb the rising costs for feed and bedding any longer and have had to apply an increase from 1/1/2020. Our fees still represent excellent value for money and we hope you will continue to board all your wee furries with us in the future. A full list of the new fees is available here.