Mumbler, Fiona, visited Piglets since it re-opened – see what she thought here…
We are huge fans of Piglets in this mumbler family so were chuffed to be back visiting the adventure farm this week. If you wish to visit this Summer you will need to prebook. The website is easy to navigate and you can book e-tickets in advance which you scan contactless on arrival. Members will also need to prebook slots and places are released on a weekly basis. There are timed entry slots to the venue to allow for social distancing and we received a very warm welcome on arrival with an explanation of the changes that have been made inside.
We eagerly followed the pink trotters spacer markings on the floor leading us to the separate entrance and exit to begin our adventure! Piglets have done a fabulous job of adapting the venue. There are plenty of foot operated hand sanitizers dotted about, covid awareness signage is abundant and equipment is regularly sanitised by staff – They are easy to spot cleaning in their bright pink tabbards. Marquees and tunnels have been erected to provide cover from the elements when queuing.
Food & Drinks
The infamous “piggy pizza” is still available as well as the usual ice creams and hot/ cold drinks but the cafe is closed so there no other food options available. Payment is by contactless card only. There is an abundance of picnic tables very well spread out if you are needing to eat and want to bring your own food. We didn’t see a single wasp which was a bonus! Toilets are open but operating at reduced capacity.
We had a fab time visiting the animals, the updated fairy trail and the beach area where you can still hire a hut for the day. The maze has had a covid revamp and is now one way. It has a “follow the rainbow” scavenger hunt and “spot the animals” for little ones. It was very well thought out and social distancing was possible. Piglets have really tried to keep as much of the park open as possible. My mini mumbler even got me jumping on the bouncy pillows!
Prepare your little ones if they have been before as the popular play barn, piggy barrel rides, petting area and tractor rides are closed. We did miss these attractions but had a great time nonetheless.
A reminder if it’s been raining or the ground is wet to bring wellies and if you plan on spending time in the beach area a change of clothes, splash/swim suit and/or towel is highly recommended. There is no facility to wash after playing in the sand so you may end up bringing a fair bit home in your car like we did.
Visitor numbers are limited and there is plenty of space to socially distance. The attractions have been set up for this and it is visitors responsibility to adhere to the guidelines. We actually went twice this week, once on a cold drizzly day and once when it was super hot. It definitely felt busier on the hot day and attractions such as “the beach” were understandably more in demand so did feel a little crowded at times.
Overall we had a great time and felt very safe during our visit. We shall be back!
Piglets Adventure Farm is only 15mins from the centre of York on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST.