Covid-19 Update & FAQ’s
Further to the Government’s announcement about the lifting of restrictions, we have taken the decision to continue with certain precautions post 19th July 2021. We believe this will ensure we are doing all we can to continue to keep our visitors and staff safe over the coming months.
- Perspex screens will remain at all till points.
- Cleaning regimes will remain in place and all contact points will be a priority. Play equipment will be regularly sprayed and disinfected throughout the day.
- Extra hand washing areas and hand sanitiser points will remain in place.
- Contactless payments are welcome wherever possible.
- Track & Trace – please download and install the NHS Covid-19 app prior to arrival. There are QR Code posters on site to scan.
- Tables indoors will be spaced 2m apart. We have a very spacious, airy barn so hope you will feel as comfortable as possible using this area.
- A one-way system will remain in place in indoor areas and in the Animal Barn & Pets Corner.
Indoor Play Barn
Currently remain closed.
Tractor & Trailer Rides – Back soon.
Family groups will be separated by a 0.5m distance whilst seated on the trailer.
The Woolly Sheep Cafe
Our fantastic Café in the main barn will be open every day, 9am – 5pm, serving an amazing menu of hot & cold food, from full on meals to light bites. Hot & cold drinks, snacks and delicious homemade cakes complete the offering.
Our takeaway kiosk, Piglets Pantry, located next to the Café is also open serving ice creams, slushies, hot & cold drinks & snacks to takeaway.
Roves Farm Shop
Our Farm Shop is open every day, 9am – 5pm. The Butchery is also open every day, except for Sundays and Mondays at present. Fully stocked with our home-reared meats and other dry goods, ready meals, cakes, fruit and vegetables.
Our Giftshop is also fully open and located in our Reception Barn.
Are dogs allowed?
Assistance dogs are welcome, otherwise we recommend that you leave your dog at home. Dogs (other than assistance dogs) are NOT allowed in the Farm Shop, Woolly Sheep Cafe or Indoor Activity & Play Barn. Access may be restricted on tractor rides and in Pets Corner during busy periods. We reserve the right to restrict access for dogs to any area that we feel may pose a risk to any of our animals or visitors.
How long should we allow for our visit?
There are plenty of activities and facilities to keep you busy for the whole day, if you make full use of all that is on offer we recommend allowing at least 4 hours for your visit.
Can my children come on their own?
No. We have a strict policy that states that children (anyone under the age of 16 years) MUST be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at ALL times.
What is there to do in bad weather?
There are plenty of indoor and under cover activities on offer every day at Roves Farm. Meet and feed our friendly farm animals in Pets Corner, rub noses with piglets of all ages in the Animal Barn and take part in some extra daily animal activities all under cover. Our heated indoor play and activity barn houses plenty of activities to keep the family busy. Exciting play areas for all ages, including giants slides, ropes, pedal tractors & more! Enjoy some of our delicious homemade light lunches, cakes and drinks at the Woolly Sheep Café. Special toddler activities run twice a day every week day in term time, including bubbles, stories, singing and games. – Please note during this time not all activities are available
What age group are the farm activities suitable for?
Our activities and facilities are aimed at children aged 0 – 10 years and their families.
How do I upgrade my day ticket to a membership pass?
You can upgrade you day ticket to a 6-month membership at any time DURING YOUR VISIT on the day your ticket was purchased. This can only be done online on the day of your visit. Refunds will be processed within 5 working days.
Do I have to pay for parking?
No, we have ample free parking available for our visitors.
Those coming just for a walk dont need to book and a £3 parking fee applies
How do I get to you by public transport?
Roves Farm is NOT easily accessible by public transport. The nearest bus stop is 2 miles away. Booking a taxi is the best way to get to Roves Farm without a car.
Is there a cash point nearby?
There are cash points located in Highworth, approx. 3 miles from Roves Farm. We accept card payments (not American Express) on purchases at Reception, Woolly Sheep Café, Piglets and Farm Shop. Sorry we do not accept cheques.
Is the farm accessible wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility?
We do everything we can to make Roves Farm accessible to as many people as possible. The animal barns, indoor play and activity barn, café, farm shop, outdoor picnic areas, tractor rides are all accessible via hard core or concrete walkways. We have room for two wheelchairs on our tractor rides (please inform us on arrival if you would like to use these). There are disabled toilet and hand washing facilities, and an easy drop off point by Reception if needed. The animal paddocks, family walk and animal racing are accessed via grass paths which may not be accessible depending on ground conditions and your individual mobility needs.
What about baby facilities?
There are baby changing facilities in the main barn and a microwave at the café which you are welcome to use for heating baby food.
Is there a reduction for those with disability?
Please click here for our policy on complimentary carer entry – you must be able to show one of the documents listed on arrival at Reception in order to obtain your free entry otherwise full day ticket rate is payable.