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April and Millie delighted Sandwell family farm is back open

By Dayna Farrington | West Bromwich | Attractions | Published: | Last Updated:

A popular Black Country family attraction has reopened to visitors this week, for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown.

Farm apprentice Millie Garbett and April the goat are happy that Forge Mill Farm, West Bromwich is open again

Sandwell Valley Country Park's Forge Mill Farm began welcoming visitors through its gates again from Thursday.

All visitors to Forge Mill Farm must book tickets in advance for a two-hour allocated time slot for their visit.

Tickets are limited per day and the farm is open between 10am and 3pm daily. Allocated slots have sold out for the Bank Holiday weekend, but more tickets are available for next week.

The farmyard has been laid out with a one-way system to enable everyone to stay safe and adhere to social distancing measures – and guests are asked to follow the directions marked on the floors and signs. There are also additional hand washing facilities on site.

Animals at Forge Mill Farm can be fed by buying a bag of food from the shop on arrival.

Councillor Danny Millard, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for inclusive economic growth, said: “It’s great to be able to welcome back visitors to Forge Mill Farm after such a long time. We have had to change things so we can do this safely.

“Please remember you must book your tickets on line, as we can only accommodate a limited number of people at any one time.

“Watch our online video so you know what to expect and what you need to do.

“We have these new procedures in place so you can enjoy the farm and we can keep our visitors and staff safe.”

To book tickets visit www.discoversandwell.co.uk/Forge-Mill-Farm

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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