We are very pleased to confirm that Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens remain open for visitors to enjoy fresh air…
Abbotsbury Children’s Farm, the popular family attraction which has been closed to visitors since March due to COVID restrictions, will not be reopening.
Abbotsbury Tourism General Manager Martin Alderman said: “It is with great regret that that we have to announce that the Children’s Farm, which it has not been possible to open this season under COVID restrictions, will not be reopening in its current format.
“Almost all the animals have now been rehomed and we have taken every care to ensure they will be very well looked-after.”
Abbotsbury Swannery and the Subtropical Gardens are open and are welcoming visitors with advance booking and social distancing measures in place.
The Children’s Farm was centred on the Grade 1 listed Tithe Barn in Abbotsbury, built as part of the Benedictine St Peter’s Monastery circa 1390 and the site’s owners are now considering alternative uses.
Mr Alderman added: “We were very sorry not to be able welcome families to the Farm this year, but the nature of the site and the hands-on activities which allowed children to meet and learn about the animals meant we could not safely open under the COVID guidelines.
“We would like to thank all our thousands of visitors to the Farm over the years for their support and we will continue to welcome back visitors of all ages to the Swannery and Gardens.”