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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm a hit since reopening

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm has proven to be a huge hit since reopening, and completely sold out on the first three weekends with tickets flying off the metaphorical shelves.

The popular site reopened its doors to the public on Friday 7 August 2020 following a nine month closure caused by its seasonal nature and lockdown restrictions.

Since reopening, 790 people have visited Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, the maximum possible.

Shire horses and girl at Acton Scott Farm

Acton Scott Farm – Aug 2020

On the opening weekend 75 people were permitted entry each day. Once staff were confident that the safety measures in place were working, this was slowly increased to 125 per day so more people could see the farm animals, the picturesque landscape and to explore life on a Victorian working farm.

Family at Acton Scott Farm

Acton Scott Farm – Aug 2020

While visiting, people have also been able to enjoy the delicious food available on the café’s takeaway menu, refreshing ice creams and hot and cold drinks.

Mother and child at Acton Scott Farm

Acton Scott Farm – Aug 2020

Sarah Green, facility manager at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, said:

“We’re delighted and really grateful with how people have responded to us reopening. We have been sold out every weekend even when we’ve increased the tickets available, and visitors have been telling us that they feel really safe while with us. We worked really hard to reopen safely so this means a lot to us.

“Tickets have been selling out quickly and are already limited for August Bank Holiday weekend so if you want to visit book quickly to avoid disappointment.”

Family at Acton Scott Farm - Aug 2020

Acton Scott Farm – Aug 2020

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture, leisure, waste and communications, said:

“The reopening of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm and our other sites has gone extremely well and everyone has been following the rules in place to keep people safe.

“I’m so pleased that families, both local and visiting, are now able to enjoy days out at stunning places like Acton Scott which has so much to offer.”

The number of tickets available each weekend will continue to be reviewed.

If you would like to visit Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, book your tickets now or visit the Shropshire Museum’s website for more information.

What have you said?

Alison Page

“Enjoyed a wonderful day at the farm yesterday on their first day open. Excellent safety measures in place which were well organised and made the day feel very safe. Was lovely to speak to the friendly staff who made us feel welcome and share their knowledge about the farm and animals. We look forward to visiting again on another holiday next year.”

Penny Yarnold

“We had an amazing time.

“We held little chicks and stroked the very handsome Shire horses, not to forget the donkey, and said hello to Delilah the Mule.

“It is a lovely place, and I would definitely recommend a visit. It certainly opened my eyes to the way life use to be.”

Ann Jones

“Beautiful day and refreshed with ice-cream and a drink from the café. We enjoyed our first day back.”

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