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Unicorn Experience

Unicorn GV

 

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1 hour experience:

Treat a special little person to the most unique Unicorn experience.

What’s included:

In the 1 hour experience, you will be led by your very own unicorn handler who will give you a detailed tour of the unicorn stables, followed by unicorn petting, how to look after a unicorn, unicorn grooming collecting… and the best bit = riding a unicorn!  Share the fun by bringing a loved one.

 

Prices:

1 person: £40.00

2 people: £75.00

Supervising adult: at least one must be purchased: £7.00

 

Important – what else do you need to know:

  • Pre booking is essential: Call 01282 841148

  • Suitable for: 1 hour experience 2 plus

  • Appropriate outdoor clothing and suitable footwear to be worn

  • If you are pregnant, please let us know / avoid contact with sheep and goats. Always wash your hands after animal contact

  • Please arrive 15 mins prior to your experience

  • You may be accompanied by other children / people of similar age

  • Farm park admission / access to our special events is NOT included

  • Please view our Farm Park Terms and Conditions on our website.

  • Please note, animals may bite.

  • Voucher valid for 12 months from purchase.

  • Can not be swapped for monetary value.

Quadtrex Voucher

Quadtrex GV

 

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What is included:

45 minute trek and a 15-minute safety briefing

An exclusive qualified quad bike instructor

Safety helmet and gloves

 

Prices:

1 - 3 persons (no farm entry) £49.95pp

4 people (no farm entry) £180.00 * special offer

 

Important – what else do you need to know:

  • Pre booking is essential please call 01282 841148

  • Long sleeves, long trousers and suitable sturdy footwear to be worn by all trekkers.

  • The treks will take you over 160 acres of woodland, quarry lad, grassland, dirt track and more.

  • Suitable for beginners ( 6+) and the more advanced rider.

  • Suzuki Quads with Wulfsport safety wear.

  • Trekkers to arrive  at least 10 minutes prior to the trek

  • Trekkers may be accompanied by other trekkers of similar age.

  • Own equipment is not permitted.

  • Farm park admission/access to our special events is NOT included.

  • Please view our Farm park Opening times / Terms and Conditions on our web page.

  • Full adherence to our safety policy and instructions is required at all times. If anyone is found to be ignoring the rules you will be asked to leave with no refunds given.

  • Voucher valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

  • Can not be swapped for monetary value.

  • Farm park entry NOT included.

Animal Keeper Experience

Animal Keeper GV

 

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1 hour experience:

Treat somone special to a unqiue animal keeper experience.

In our 1 hour experience you will receive your very own farm guide who will give you a detailed tour of the farm, followed by animal petting, lamb and calf feeding, animal handling/grooming as well as egg collecting. Share the fun by bringing a loved one.

 

£35.00 for one person

£65.00 for two people

 

3 hour experience:

If you fancy a little longer and more in-depth knowledge and experience we have a 3-hour animal keeper experience. In your 3 hour experience you will receive all of the above mentioned in the 1-hour experience along with the addition of:

Stock care and management, animal welfare, information regarding the Countryside Code and general mucking out, and farm cleanliness.

 

A perfect adventure for any animal and farm lover.

 

£99.00 for 1 person

£185.00 for 2 people

 

What is included:

 

1 Hour Experience:

  • Tour of the Farm
  • Animal petting
  • Lamb and Calf feeding
  • Animal handling and grooming
  • Egg collecting

 

3 Hour Experience:

  • Tour of the Farm
  • Animal petting
  • Lamb and Calf feeding
  • Animal handling and grooming
  • Egg collecting
  • Stock care and management
  • Animal welfare
  • The Countryside Code
  • Mucking out and Farm Cleanliness

 

Important – what else do you need to know:

 

  • Pre booking is essential: Call 01282 841148
  • Suitable for: 1 hour experience 2 plus / 3 hour experience 6 plus
  • Appropriate outdoor clothing and suitable footwear to be worn
  • If you are pregnant, please let us know / avoid contact with sheep and goats.
    Always wash your hands after animal contact
  • Please arrive 15 mins prior to your experience
  • ‘Animal keepers’ may be accompanied by other ‘Animal Keepers’ of similar age
  • Farm park admission/access to our special events is NOT included
  • Please view our Farm Park Terms and Conditions on our website.
  • Voucher valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
  • Can not be swapped for monetary value. 

Farm Park Entry Voucher

Farm Enrtry GV

 

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What is included:

General entry to Thornton Hall Country Park during our standard opening times.

DAILY ACTIVITIES ON THE FARM (see our website for more information)

Additional extras can be added on the day.*

*Rides and animal feed are not included.

 

Important – what else do you need to know:

  • No need to pre book (please visit our website before your visit for seasonal opening / closing times.)

  • If you are pregnant, please let us know / avoid contact with sheep and goats.
    Always wash your hands after animal contact

  • Access to our special events is NOT included with your voucher. Please check before traveling

  • Please view our Farm Park Terms and Conditions on our website.

  • Valid for 12 months from date of purchase

  • Can not be used on event days.

  • Can not be exchanged for monetary value.

  • Vouchers valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Health & Safety: COVID

COVID update: 11.01.2020 (Tier 4)

We are awaiting guidance from the government as to when we can safely open. In the meantime, we have lots of exciting plans that we can't wait to tell you about.

Please keep your eyes peeled on our social media and here on our website for all the latest news but for now keep safe.

 

COVID update: 31.12.2020 (Tier 4)

TIER 4 Update: New Years Eve

Firstly, apologies for the delay in providing an update but we have been working with our governing body and our Environmental health department in coming to a decision about running our New Year's Eve attraction.

Based on current guidance, as we are an outdoor attraction we are permitted to open BUT the guidance is so very grey and has led us to make the decision to postpone this event until we have more clear guidance.
We are fully committed to keeping all visitors safe and will only operate the event when it is safe to do so and when guidance permits.

If you haven't already done so please can I ask you to email info@thorntonhallcountrypark.co.uk stating which option you’d like to take:

a) To receive a refund or
b) transfer your ticket to a new date.

Please note that all our NYE events are cancelled.

  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • The Greatest Showman

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and please stay safe.

Team THCP

 

COVID update: 26.11.2020 (Tier 3)

TIER 3 Update.

CHRISTMAS ADVENTURES ARE STILL COMING YOUR WAY!

OUR SOLD OUT EVENT IS STILL GOING AHEAD…

We’ve been making the most magical Christmas memories for years and today’s announcement hasn’t changed that!

We have been working hard since the news broke earlier in the week and have adapted the adventure to be a MAGICAL drive-thru event.

Please check your emails (and junk folder) as we are working hard to contact everyone by email today/tomorrow. Please await this email and respond as per the instructions - please do not call.

Postcode Checker:
Although our postcode shows that we are in Tier 2 unfortunately the Lancashire / Yorkshire border runs through our farm and we are classed as Lancashire - Tier 3.

Love the THCP Team – making Christmas memories since 2014… ❤️

 

COVID update: 1.11.2020

General farm park opening:

Following the government’s announcement, we will be closing our farm park as of Thursday 5th November.

The farm park will remain open from today, 1st November until Wednesday 4th November.

We will reopen on Saturday 5th December.

 

Fear Fields – The Walk thru

This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday 3rd November and Wednesday 4th November.

Please refer to your email that was sent on the 31st October and respond to that with how you would like to proceed.

If you haven’t received an email please let us know by emailing: info@thorntonhallcountrypark.co.uk with the subject header – NO WALK THRU EMAIL RECEIVED and we can resend this for you.

You will be asked if you can reschedule for the new dates as above.

 

Quadtrex

For bookings between the 5th of November and the 1st of December, we will be in touch as soon as we possibly can to speak to you – please bear with us.

 

The Christmas Adventure 2020

We have been permitted to re-open as of Wednesday 2nd December and therefore we expect our Christmas adventure to go ahead as of the 5th December, therefore if you have booked a slot from the 5th there is nothing you need to do.

Those of you that had booked the 28th and 29th November, will of course be affected by the government’s announcement.

We are looking at extending our December dates to accommodate your booking, but can we ask that you bear with us until Friday 6th November, when we will be in touch with you.

 

We would like to thank you all for your continued support.

Please stay safe, look after one another and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

 

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COVID Compliant: 

We reopen we will of course be operating in a fully COVID compliant manner.

Please do not visit if you are self-isolating or if you or anyone in your social bubble have been in contact with anyone who has recently tested positive or showing symptoms of coronavirus. 

 

Visitor numbers are limited and you must book prior to visiting. 

Please refer to our terms and conditions prior to booking and please ensure you are fully accepting of our T's and C's before booking.

 

Health and Safety:

We strive to ensure the best possible visitor experience in the safest way we will always put health and safety first.

We take our responsibilities to our customers, our staff, and our suppliers extremely seriously.

With this in mind, we have implemented new restrictions, guidelines, requests of respect to others, and strict rules.

This is to ensure that we can continue to provide a great day out whilst being mindful of the seriousness that Coronavirus brings and the actions we should take to limit the spread of infection or transmission.

Please take some time to read through our guidelines and the rules and responsibilities that we all must adhere to prior to visiting and whilst at Thornton Hall Country Park

It is essential that all members of your party understand the importance of all of the guidance issued too.

Our on-site signage is clearly displayed and it is important that you and your party follow our site rules at all times.

If any item is unclear or not understood then please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to advise you.

 Book Online

Book online:

To ensure we can meet the government's guidelines regarding social distancing we will be open but with limited capacity. All bookings must be made online via our booking system.

Closed

Some areas and attractions are closed:

Please be aware that not all areas of the farm park are currently open. 

Masks

Masks:

Please follow UK Government guidelines regarding the appropriate use of face masks.

Sick

Please DO NOT visit us if you are sick:

We respectfully request that you do not visit us if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Wash Hands

Wash your hands

We have numerous hand washing stations and hand sanitizing stations throughout the farm park. Please ensure you use them at every opportunity.

We have also put in place a more rigorous cleaning regime throughout the day for all of our facilities. 

Reports

Health and Safety Reports

To ensure we are following all guidelines we have undertaken various assessments with our qualified H&S consultant and have implemented new measures to benefit everyone.

Staff Training

Staff Policy and Training:

Our staff have received additional training to ensure we meet the guidelines set out by the UK Government. All staff will be temperature checked daily and no circumstances allowed to work if they display any COVID related symptoms. 

Social DIstance

Social Distancing:

Whilst on-site at Thornton Hall Country Park please ensure you practice good social distancing etiquette at all times. This may mean you have to queue for a little longer than normal in some areas, but please be patient. 

Food

Roosters Diner:

Roosters Diner is open and serving delicious food - instructions for ordering and collection of food will be clearly signed. All tables and seating have been organised so that you can social distance from other visitors.

Track and trace

Track and Trace:

We have a legal obligation to provide the contact information of all persons on-site to the UK government's Track and Trace team if requested. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Halloween

Pumpkin Picking: SOLD OUT!

Halloween Page Pumpkin

 

Halloween By Day: SOLD OUT!

Halloween Page image

 

Spooky Fields: SOLD OUT!

spooky fields catpage

 

Toddler Halloween Experience: SOLD OUT!

Toddler Hal Farm Page

 

Fear Fields: The Drive Thru SOLD OUT!

fear fields catpage

 

 

Fear Fields: The Walk Thru MORE INFO 

FF Halloween Page

Farm Safety

Zoonoses

Zoonoses is the term used for infections that can pass between animals and humans.

You can get Zoonotic diseases from direct contact with animals (touching/bites), contaminated food/water and contaminated objects (gates/bedding etc )

Most common zoonotic disease at public farm:

  • E. Coli ( bacterial infection)
  • Cryptosporidiosis ( microscopic parasites)
  • Samonella ( bacterial infection)
  • Ringworm ( fungal infection )

Prevention

  • Do not put hands on faces or fingers in mouths while petting animals or walking round the farm.
  • Do not kiss farm animals nor allow children to put their faces close to animals.
  • Do not eat or drink while touching animals
  • Do not eat anything that has fallen on the floor.
  • Do not use gels or wipes instead of washing hands with soap and water. Gels and wipes do not remove dirt/diseases
  • Do wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after you have touched animals, fences or other surfaces in animal areas.
  • Do wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating or drinking.

Treatment

If you believe you have any symptoms of a zoonotic diseases book an appointment with your GP as soon as possible.

 

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5* Animal Welfare Licence

We are deligted to have been awarded the highest rating of 5* for our Animal Welfare Licence (which all animal related establishments must obtain).

The care of our animals here is of upmost importance to us and this licence covers all animal related activities, their welfare, cleanliness adn paperwork/records (H&S, risk etc). 

 

 

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers now available.

Click the images below for more information and to buy 

 

Farm Enrtry GV

 

Animal Keeper GV

 

Unicorn GV

 

 Quadtrex GV

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT US

Experience hands on animal encounters on our traditional working farm here at Thornton Hall Country Park. Climb on board our Safari Ride and take a trip up to our Deer Park then enjoy some delicious food in our onsite diner while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in our huge fun filled Play Barn… a fun filled, informative family day out, RAIN OR SHINE!

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