Safety Information


We want to make sure you have a great visit to Monk Park Farm, and we take your safety and health seriously, so please follow these guidelines closely when visiting us…

 

Hand Washing – Important!

Unfortunately all animals carry germs which can make you very ill, but any risk of infection can be minimised with thorough hand washing using soap and warm water.

 

Dos…

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching any animals on the farm.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after you have touched fences or other surfaces in animal areas.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating and drinking.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after removing dirty shoes or boots that have been worn on the farm.
  • Supervise children closely to ensure they wash their hands thoroughly.
  • Only eat and drink in picnic areas or cafés.
  • Avoid touching or feeding any animal if you think you may be pregnant.

 

Don’ts…

  • Don’t put hands on faces, or fingers in mouths, while petting animals or walking around the farm.
  • Don’t kiss farm animals or allow children to put their faces close to animals.
  • Don’t eat or drink while touching animals or walking around the farm. This includes eating sweets, crisps or chewing gum.
  • Don’t eat anything that’s fallen on the floor.
  • Don’t use gels or wipes instead of washing hands with soap and water. Gels and wipes do not remove all germs which can be present in dirt.

 

Teachers and Parents Must…

  • Supervise their children at all times.
  • Supervise their children while washing hands to ensure correct washing practice.
  • Extra care must be taken near our ponds and water courses.
  • When feeding animals, use a flat, open hand.

 

Cuts & Grazes

  • Cover any cuts or grazes with a plaster. Keep away from animal droppings and wash your hands straight away.

 

Please Do Not…

  • Pick up or throw any stones.
  • Pick up any plants or flowers whilst at Monk Park Farm.
  • Feed animal feed bags to the pet lambs.
  • Feed any picnic food to the livestock.
  • Put fingers into cages or through cage bars.
  • Allow children to walk around Monk Park Farm unsupervised.
  • Kiss animals.
  • Climb or run as this leads to accidents.
  • Squeeze any animals – they will bite!
  • Chase or frighten any of the animals – they might bite if scared!
  • Smoke in any of the buildings.

 

Thanks for reading these safety guidelines. We hope you have a brilliant and safe visit to Monk Park Farm!