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Your October 2021 Update from Farmer Palmer’s

October Half Term and then straight into Christmas preparations – our team does such an incredible job! You may be wondering what’s happening this Autumn/Winter at the farm park, this October 2021 update from Farmer Palmer’s is for you!

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Hen House Restaurant at Farmer Palmer's Dorset

5 Stars for the Hen House Hygiene

Huge congratulations to our wonderful catering team!

They’ve received a FABULOUS Five Star Rating following their recent EHO inspection. We never expected anything less, and we’re so proud of them for maintaining their excellent standards.

Natasha’s Law

All the food in the Hen House is now labelled in accordance with Natasha’s Law. We fully embrace these additional requirements and we’re very proud of our team for getting organised and implementing them so quickly.

“The parents of a teenager who died after an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette have welcomed the introduction of a new food safety law. The rules – known as “Natasha’s Law” – require full ingredient and allergen labelling on all food made on premises and pre-packed for direct sale.” BBC

Close up of female deer face through fence at Farmer Palmer's

Can We Have Some Privacy Please?

Have you hand-fed the deer at Farmer Palmer’s?

It’s the most wonderful experience getting up close to these beautiful, fascinating creatures.

Did you know each year the males ‘challenge’ each other for mating access to the females? This is called the ‘Rut’ and it’s a particularly important behavioural stage in deer life cycles. The stag will temporarily stop eating as much too, because he only has one thing on his mind!

This is why we postpone the deer feeding experience during this time so they can get on and do their ‘thing’, sorting out their hierarchy. Our hand feeding deer experience will start again in Spring 2022.

Farmer Palmer's Outdoor Cow Bouncy Castle for Family Fun in Dorset

What goes up, must come down! And then back up again!

The cow bouncy castle will be coming down after October Half Term.

This bouncy castle is going to be repurposed by the company who are creating our new one! What a great bit of recycling!

The NEW bouncy castle cow will be going up ready for Feb Half Term for even more bounce-around fun at Farmer Palmer’s!

Why pre-booking is still essential

As we head towards our Magical Christmas Experience days, the demand for tickets/spaces is going to increase, therefore we urge you to ensure you book in advance online.

We appreciate other attractions may be running differently, but we will still have daily capacity limits in place for everyone’s safety and comfort this Autumn/Winter. The pandemic is still with us so please do not risk turning up without a pre-booked ticket/reservation. When we reach full capacity we will have no other choice than to turn people away and we really don’t want to be in that position. Only families that have pre-booked / reserved a space are guaranteed entry.

There is also now an additional £3 on top of admission for those who have not reserved spaces – don’t waste money unnecessarily, pre-book! We’ve invested in our WiFi in the shop so we will be enforcing online bookings if needed.

Our team works so hard to make a day at Farmer Palmer’s run smoothly. They are all committed to your experience, please help us to help you.

Kid’s Party planning putting you under pressure?

Don’t panic, we can help!

Farmer Palmer’s Birthday Parties are BACK! And, they come highly recommended!

Your TOP 5 Questions Answered:

  1. How much does a party cost? £25 per child, includes admission for one FREE adult per party child
  2. What do I get in the party package? SO MUCH! Party venue (choose inside or outside venue), admission, party food (choose from Hot or Cold packages), party bags, party cake, ice cream, squash/water, and a tractor ride for EVERYONE!
  3. How many guests can come? Max 30; 15 children and 15 adults
  4. What do I need to supply myself? Nothing! Just pay your deposit, turn up on the day, and we’ll take care of the rest and all the clearing up too. You just have to pay your balance.
  5. How do I book? Click here to head over to our booking page, select your dates* and follow the steps.
    *Children’s parties are currently available on Saturdays and Sundays, there are two arrival times to choose from (booked on a first-come, first-served basis); 10.30m arrival to eat at 12.45pm. 11.30am arrival to eat at 2pm.

2022 Party Bookings will open from December.

Find out more about Children’s Parties.

Sunday Roasts are BACK on the Menu!

Served each Sunday in the Hen House, our delicious Roast Dinners (with ALL the trimmings!) are the perfect way to refuel! Roast Dinners available each Sunday so don’t lay in too long, they’ll be gone!

Mondays and Tuesdays November 2021: Farm Park CLOSED

The farm park will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in November and the first week of December, don’t worry – behind the scenes our fabulous Elves will be creating something magical!

Q: Why are you closing on Mondays and Tuesdays?

A: November’s Monday and Tuesday are historically the quietest, our financials show being open for 50 people on some days results in a big loss month for the business. We are consolidating down to a 5 day week (Weds – Sun). November is historically our least popular month.

Christmas preparations will be in full swing and so we are supporting our team with a clear two day break following the weekend, to help rejuvenate them between Halloween and Christmas.

Don’t forget – after just 5 entries in a whole year your pass has paid for itself, so there are plenty more opportunities to visit. Fortunately, we will be opening longer hours in 2022 to balance lost time, and Mondays and Tuesdays opening will resume from Feb Half Term 2022.

Other dates for your diary

11th – 23rd December 2021: Farmer Christmas Experiences (Daytime and Twilight Tickets Selling FAST)

Book your DAYTIME tickets here (select admission, then ADD-ON your Experience Tickets, 1 for each child entering the barn and wanting a Farmer Christmas present)

Book your TWILIGHT Event tickets here (includes entry, Farmer Christmas, present and child’s meal. No free pass holder entry on these events)

23rd December 2021: Last day of opening in 2021

The farm park will be closed for the Annual Winter Shut Down on 24th December this year. The team will be taking a well earned break for Christmas and New Year and then we will reopen on Sat 15th January 2022. We will still be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for a few weeks in winter 2022.

Annual Pass Holders make HUGE savings on admission!

This is what we call a ‘No Baaaarainer!’

If you’re likely to visit 5 times or more in a 12 month period then be a savvy saver and get yourself an Annual Pass! NEW passes WILL be going up in price next year, so the best time to buy is NOW! And, the more you visit, the more you SAVE!

Visit 10 times in one year and make a mega saving of £70 per person!

You can visit as many times as you like, there’s no limit!  We have a payment plan to spread the cost over 3 months!

But, make sure you reserve your spaces early as all visits still need to be pre-booked online and capacity limits are still in place to keep us all safe and ensure a great experience!

Top Tip: Annual Passes make FARMTASTIC Christmas Gifts!

October 2021 – Exciting times at FP HQ!

In 2022 we’re going to be revamping our website! Believe it or not, it is over 7 years old, incredible really for a website in the fast-changing IT world! She’s a little lame when it comes to loading using 4G, so please stay connected to wi-fi when online at the moment.

We’ll keep our branding, the animals, the colours, and the fun little quirks. Tell us what you would like to see on there via email to sandraps@farmerpalmers.co.uk

We want to make your user experience as efficient and enjoyable as possible.

We are also looking into launching a BRAND NEW pass.

Many of you stay with us over the years as your tiny tots turn into toddlers, start school, and then suddenly they’re 8 years old! Time flies when you’re having farm park fun!

So, to make life easy, help you save money, and reward you for your loyalty, we’re considering introducing a Child’s Farmer Palmer’s VIP Platinum Pass. Valid until your child turns 9 years old!

Beat inflation and lock in your family fun for many years to come!

What could be included for FREE as a VIP Platinum Pass Holder:

  • Admission to Farmer Palmer’s for the Platinum Pass Holder until they turn 9
  • Tractor Rides for the Platinum Pass Holder until they turn 9
  • Farmer Christmas Experience in 1st year the pass is purchased
  • Farmer Palmer Cuddly Cow
  • Subscription to LIVE on the FARM for 1st year
  • Adopt our Animals Package for 1st year (you can choose from 4 different animals!)
  • Farmer Palmer logo’d items goody bag
  • Free Birthday Child for any parties booked before the Pass Holder turns 9

As admission and pass prices increase year on year, being a VIP Platinum Pass Holder will be worth it’s weight in gold!

Farmer Palmer’s VIP Platinum Passes are going to be an inflation-busting £499 each in 2022.

Questions:

– Is there an option to upgrade existing passes to a VIP Platinum Pass? YES

– Is there an option to downgrade a VIP Platinum Pass if we’re not visiting enough? SORRY, NO

– Can I pay in installments? YES! Over 3 months on our ‘easy pay’ plan

– Is the VIP Platinum Pass just for children? YES

– What does the VIP Platinum Pass look like? Shhh it’s a surprise! We’re currently in the design stage but we can tell you it’s going to be a very special, beautifully packaged, tactile, and eye-catching little number!

Do you have any further questions?

Before we launch we’ll be putting together a list of FAQs to help you decide if this is the right pass for you. Please send us your questions via email.

Thank you for reading our October 2021 Update

October 2021 Update from Farmer Palmer’s – published 27/10/2021

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