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. Our final tractor ride of the day departs at 3.30pm – to take advantage of all activities and facilities, we recommend arriving before this time.
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 newly extended 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, ball ponds, pedal tractors & more! Sit down at the Craft Tables to create your own paper crafts to take home, and 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.
What age group are the farm activities suitable for?
Our activities and facilities are aimed at children aged 0 – 12 years and their families.
How long are online tickets valid for?
Online day tickets are valid until 30th November of the year in which they are bought.
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 in person at Reception. The value of the day ticket will be deducted from the membership cost. This does not apply to ‘pay monthly’ memberships which can only be ordered online.
Can we bring a picnic?
Yes, you are welcome to bring a picnic. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy your picnic.
Do I have to pay for parking?
No, we have ample free parking available for our visitors.
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 over £5.00 at Reception, the Café 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.