Will everything be open at Mead Open Farm?
There will be some areas which are inaccessible to visitors for the time being, but we will review accordingly and open when permitted. These include Sky Trail and Climbing Wall. Jumping Pillows are weather dependent. All other outdoor play and Animal Activities will remain open, including Topsy Turvy Towers, Mini Go Karts, Go Karts, Shaggy’s Cove, JCB Digger Village, Mini Golf, Paddock Walk, Farmyard Favourites Walk-Through Barn, Demo Walk-Through Barn and Animal Handling Activities.
Will I be able to just turn up on the day if I haven’t booked a ticket?
No. Admission is restricted to those who have booked online tickets only. All visitors including members MUST pre-book an arrival slot before they arrive at Mead Open Farm, in order to ensure we can manage the flow and the amount of people on site.
Will I be able to arrive at Mead Open Farm outside of my allocated arrival time?
No. Allocated arrival times are in place so that we can ensure visitors are more evenly spread out around Mead Open Farm, to avoid any congestion and ensure maximum protection for our visitors and staff.
Therefore, we will ask that you stick to your allocated arrival time. If the time you wish to come is not available, please look to book for another day. Entrance will not be permitted for any visitor, including Members if they haven’t booked an arrival time slot.
Why are you charging Annual Members a booking fee?
The decision to charge Members a booking fee was not one which we took lightly. We would like to assure you that this is a temporary measure until government guidelines are lifted and Members will no longer have to book online to visit.
As you know, under Government Guidelines we are having to operate under a limited capacity. The only way we can do this is to ensure that all bookings are made online. Operating in this way, alongside us being closed from Easter until now, has a huge effect on our income at the farm.
The booking fee is in place to cover the associated costs to Mead Open Farm for third party services such as technology and fees. We have also learnt from other attractions who are now introducing a booking fee that the non-shows for members booking online has been an issue. This certainly wasn’t our motivation for introducing the fee but it does reinforce it.
How long can I stay at Mead Open Farm?
You are welcome to stay all day from the time of your allocated arrival timeslot. Please also feel free to enjoy food and drink from award-winning Grainstore Kitchen. Click Here for the Menu
If I or a member of my household have Covid-19 symptoms on the day that I have booked to visit what should I do?
It is really important that you please stay home and DO NOT visit us. If you already have booked your online tickets, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will come back to you about moving your booking, subject to availability.
Will there be food & drinks available to purchase on site?
Yes. Our award-winning Grainstore Kitchen will be open with restricted entry and a socially distanced queuing system and sit-down or take-away option. Click here for the Menu
Can I bring a picnic?
Yes of course, however, our Indoor Picnic Areas will remain closed. We have several areas around Mead Open Farm in which to enjoy a picnic. We politely ask that all visitors dispose of their rubbish in the bins provided to help our team keep the site clean and tidy throughout the day.
Is there parking at the farm?
Yes. We have plenty of free parking.
Which disabilities does your disabled rate cover
Our disabled rate covers a disabled person plus carer, on presentation of a Blue Badge, DLA or PIP letter.
What proof do you need for disability
Please bring along either a Blue Badge, DLA or PIP letter
Is Mead Open Farm accessible for visitors in wheelchairs?
Do you have disabled toilets?
Yes, we have several disabled toilets across Mead Open Farm.
Do you allow dogs?
We only allow assistance dogs at Mead Open Farm
Will my under 2 still be able to use all the facilities even if I haven’t paid for them?
Yes, they can do all the activities at Mead Open Farm.
Do you have baby changing facilities?
Yes, we have baby changing in our main building where you arrive and our toilet area in the play barn.
Do you cater for allergens?
Yes, we do. Please ask one of staff members who will be able to provide the information for you.
Is Mead Open Farm suitable for physically disabled guests?
We have good accessibility for our disabled visitors. If you have any doubts and want clarification you can call us on 01525 852954 or see our access statement on our website.
I’m pregnant can I still visit?
Yes you can. Please follow the handwashing guidelines in each area when feeding animals.
Can I use public transport to get to you?
The nearest bus and train services go to Leighton Buzzard and you can catch a taxi from there.
Can I smoke?
The Farm is a no smoking site.
Do you use single plastic products?
No, we care very much about the world we live in and use Vegware plant based compostable materials.