Farm Rules

What to do when visiting a farm

Here on Croxteth Park Farm we want your farm visit to be an enjoyable and educational experience. Following the simple rules listed below will help to keep you and your children safe. Pregnant women need to take particular care and specifically should avoid contact with lambs.

    1. Do not put hands on faces or fingers in mouths while petting animals or walking round the farm.
    2. Do not kiss farm animals nor allow children to put their faces close to animals.
    3. Do not eat or drink while walking round the farm.
    4. Do not eat anything that has fallen on the floor.
    5. Do not use gels or wipes instead of washing hands with soap and water.
    6. Do wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after you have touched animals, fences or other surfaces in animal areas.
    7. Do wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating or drinking.
    8. Do wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after removing dirty shoes or boots that have been worn on the farm.
    9. Do supervise children closely to ensure that they wash their hands thoroughly.
    10. Do eat and drink in picnic areas or cafes only.
    11. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
    12. Parents, guardians, carers and leaders are responsible for the people in their care.

Feeding the Animals

  • Animals must only be fed with the animal food purchased on the farm to avoid cross-contamination
  • Birds of prey must not be fed at all
  • All animals may bite so care should be taken when feeding them.
  • Animals may be hand fed but hands must be kept flat
  • Children should be supervised closely when feeding the animals
  • Avoid giving any one animal too much food, try to limit it to no more than a handful.
  • Hands must be washed thoroughly using soap and hot water after feeding