Keeping Safe – FARM COVID STATEMENT
Dyfed Shires comply with all Welsh Government Covid regulations currently in force.
Whether you are a familiar face or a new visitor to Dyfed Shires, we have implemented relevant measures to comply with current guidance and also to ensure that your trip is as enjoyable as possible.
JOIN OUR DAILY GUEST LIST or BOOK AHEAD
We ask all potential visitors to JOIN OUR DAILY GUEST LIST by e-mailing us at email@example.com to assist us with daily resourcing.
If possible, please BOOK YOUR VISIT ONLINE HERE to speed up your arrival process to assist us with social distancing on the farm and after payment has been made, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the date of your visit and then bring your PayPal receipt with you on that day.
We are operating a daily maximum cap for visitors to ensure comfortable social distancing. Through booking ahead or by joining our daily guest list, you will avoid the possibility of being disappointed if on arrival we have reached our daily limit and we must refuse you entry.
We will accept cash as payment but we strongly advise all visitors to use contactless payment if possible.
We at Dyfed Shires want all visitors to enjoy their stay with us. No-one will be asked to leave to make room for other visitors if our daily limit has been reached.
The campsite which is separate will be open 7 days a week. For a full run-down on our opening times, please click here.
On arrival, please park your vehicle in a manner where safe distancing is achieved from other vehicles.
We are a dog friendly attraction and well behaved dogs with well behaved owners are welcome to visit.
Not Feeling Well? Do Not Travel
We expect visitors to Dyfed Shires to be fit and well enough prior to arrival. Should any individual feel unwell or have any of the symptoms associated with COVD-19 then please DO NOT VISIT – it would be irresponsible and a health risk to yourself and to our staff members and visitors if you did so.
If any guest should become unwell during their visit then please bring it to the attention of a member of staff and return to your vehicle immediately to isolate from all other guests and staff.
Health & Hygiene on the Farm
As Dyfed Shires comply with all Welsh Government Covid regulations currently in force, please check the Welsh Government guidance on wearing face masks at the time of your visit.
There are increased hand wash and hand sanitiser facilities on the farm and all visitors MUST take advantage of these and regularly wash or sanitise their hands, especially if they have been in contact with animals or touched items such as gates, walls, etc that other guests may have touched.
Dyfed Shires have also increased signage to assist visitors with social distancing protocols, hand washing protocols and additional measures to ensure their farm visit is as enjoyable as possible.
Attractions & Rides
The tractor and trailer ride will be available in 2022 by prior arrangement with socially distanced pods now constructed within the trailer to aid social distancing.
Our popular land train tour of the animal paddocks also complies with social distancing guidelines through appropriate use of control measures, such as protective screens to separate our carriages.
Our popular horse and carriage ride is also available but only one single family group will be allowed on the carriage at any one time to ensure social distancing between family bubbles.
Our farm nature trail is open as usual and allows for visitors to make the best of our ‘great outdoors’.
In addition, we can also offer visitors private Shire Horse work experience opportunities, from 1 hour to a full day. Please email us or enquire at reception when at the farm to obtain the cost of such an activity.
The campsite is open and complies with Welsh Government guidelines applicable at the time.
We have added new electric hook-up this season to allow for greater social distancing between pitches. Our electric hook-ups are 6 amps.
Help Us to Help You
We are confident your visit to Dyfed Shires will be an enjoyable and educational experience, be it as a day guest or if staying on our campsite.
Our primary objective is the preservation and promotion of the Shire Horse, once a mainstay of British life but by today an endangered breed. Through your visit to Dyfed Shires you have played a very important part in the protection and preservation of this wonderful animal for future generations to witness.
We are not supported by grants and only through people visiting are we able to retain these animals on this farm. Should you wish to support us in other ways then please become a ‘Friend of the Farm’ or alternatively make a donation towards the considerable running costs involved with the Shire Horses.
Dyfed Shires reserve the right to amend at any time and without warning our farm opening hours and safety protocols to maximise the safety of all guests and staff which is our overriding priority.
Dyfed Shires will comply with all relevant guidelines in force and will endeavour to exceed the minimum standard required at all times. Animal welfare and visitor safety is our primary concern and as nature can be unpredictable, we reserve the right to adjust any farm activity, talks and feeding routines or cancel any attraction without prior notice.