It is with heavy hearts that we are writing to let you know that Mr Barnes’ farm and the 1940s cottages are closing and the animals moved to new homes. This has been a hard and difficult decision and one which we are incredibly sad to have to make. Countless businesses are being affected by the coronavirus epidemic and for our farm, no visitors over our doorstep means we are not able to look after animals in the way they need.
Due to concern for the animal’s welfare should our farm team become unwell or have to self-isolate, we have taken the decision to move them as quickly as possible to safer places where we know they will receive the care they need.
We are happy to tell you that the animals have gone to good homes with our staff and volunteers, at animal sanctuaries and you will be able to visit the goats and ducks at a local farm once they reopen. We can’t reveal where quite yet but will let you know as soon as we can.
We want to say a huge thank you to Joss, Fiona, the care clients and Kat as well as all the volunteers who have worked so hard on making the farm a fantastic place, well loved by so many. All those that help at the farm or have adopted one of our animals will receive a personal message from us.
We will be opening the Tudor grounds and offering all our family friendly activities as soon as it is safe to do so. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.