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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park has reopened

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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park has finally reopened after closing when the Government announced the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Dorset attraction reopened on 1st August and was fully booked for their opening weekend, as only a quarter of the usual visitor numbers are allowed to enter in order to ensure that social distancing can be followed.

The park reopened with their usual opening hours of 10am – 4pm, with their daily schedule running as usual.

Certain changes were made to aid with social distancing, amongst which was that pony rides were paused and the bouncy castle was removed.

Changes have also been made to tractor-trailer rides. Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park said that it is only able to take one family group on their wagon at a time, meaning that individuals will not be able to make use of a ride with people from outside of their household.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park’s Smokey Joe’s cafe is open as usual, but with limited indoor seating to aid with social distancing. However, the park has plenty of outdoor seating space.

The farm park still remains in a vulnerable position and due to social distancing we have had to massively restrict our visitor numbers, we can only hope we are able to meet the running costs in order to guarantee the future survival of the farm park.

We are so grateful to those who have supported what is now one of the last Heavy Horse Centre’s left in Great Britain. We felt we owed our supporters the opportunity to come and visit the family of Rare Breed Heavy Horses.’

Taya Street, Manager

In order to welcome you back some changes have had to be made in order to comply with the latest government guidance. Pre-booking tickets is essential and some activities may be limited (such as heavy horse wagon rides and tractor trailer rides). Some activities may not be in operation at this time due to current regulations.

To meet the NHS Test and Trace programme requirements, we require the lead booker’s contact information on ticket purchase. This data is only used in accordance with our privacy policy and for no other purpose.

Although we have had to make some changes to your visit, our ethos to provide you with a memorable and educational day out remains the same. We have done our very best to ensure we offer you as much as possible under the current circumstances.

We thank you for your understanding and thank you for supporting our family run attraction which is now one of the last Heavy Horse Centres left in Britain.

Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park
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