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Covid-19 Policies

We require all customers to read through and familiarise themselves with our Covid policies below before visiting .

 As a business with a very high seasonal footfall and where people traditionally bring a lot of young children, we have a responsibility to manage our footfall and the risk of Coronavirus being spread amongst our customers (particularly by unsupervised younger children). As a small family business without corporate backing, we also need to protect ourselves against the ris of being forced to close by an outbreak of Covid on our site.

Whilst we realise this is very frustrating for many, these restrictions are in place because they are necessary and to manage a very real risk. Since the Pandemic began we have furloughed no staff and receive no Government support. The Pick Your Own is only open for picking at the moment because it is essential for us to sell the crops we have grown to remain a viable business.

2020 has been a particularly difficult year to date, we don’t enjoy turning customers away. We look forward to the near future when we can hopefully relax some of these restrictions.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by at least one adult per child. Maximum group size is 6 people.

Younger children do not understand the need for social distancing and risk spreading Covid-19 amongst other visitors. Each child under 10 must be accompanied by at least one adult responsible for supervising them in the fields to maintain distancing.

Groups larger than 6 people will not be permitted entry and asked to leave.

DO NOT visit if you’re unwell.

Please stay at home if you’re unwell. We will not admit entry to anyone presenting symptoms of Coronavirus; coughing, shortness of breath or fever.

Go with the flow

Please follow our directional signage and be patient if those picking ahead are moving at a slower pace.

Bookings

At the moment we are not operating a booking system. When we reach capacity in our fields entrance will become 'one in one out' and there will be a queue to enter.

Keep 2 metres distance from other pickers

Our fields are very large and there is plenty of space to pick. Please be patient, respect staff and other pickers, keep a 2 metre distance at all times

 Minimum Charge - £4.00

To discourage tourists and those visiting simply to enjoy a walk around the farm, we have implemented a £4 minimum charge in the PYO to encourage smaller groups of pickers.

1. We take a small charge of £4 per person (over 16's only) at the entry Kiosk.

2. Visit our fields and pick as much fruit and veg as you wish

3. Pay at the exit - the £4 is deducted at the tills..

Help us prevent peak time queues

Our busiest times are weekends and when the sun comes out, please consider visiting the farm during quieter times;

·         Weekdays (fruit picking is educational for those home-schooling)

·         Before 12pm - The PYO is always quieter in the mornings!

·         Cloudy days; the temperature may be a little cooler but less people visit the farm when the sun isn’t shining (you could have the place to yourself and the fruit is still great!).

Tea Shack & Ice Cream Parlour

The Ice Cream Parlour is open at weekends serving ice cream to take away. 

Due to the current Lockdown restrictions, our seating area is only open to Dining customers purchasing meals from The Tea Shack. Customers purchasing meals from The Tea Shack are requested to remain seated at their table at all times and will be required to provide Track and Trace details.

Our picnic area is closed for the moment and picnics are strictly not permitted anywhere on site.

Payment

To help prevent the spread, we are not accepting cash payments at present. We can accept contactless card payments up to £45.

Lavatories

For health and safety reasons there are currently no toilet facilities on site. Please bear this in mind when planning your visit.