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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm sold out for reopening on 7 August

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Families will soon be able to visit Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as the popular attraction gets ready to reopen its doors on Friday 7 August.

Tickets went on sale last week with the first day of opening, 7 August selling out immediately.

An image of Acton Scott Historic Working Farm taken by a drone. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm will be hosting the Folk at the Farm festival

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm will be reopening on 7 August.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is closed over the winter months meaning it has been closed to the public since November 2019 as government imposed lockdown restrictions prevented it from reopening earlier this year.

The health and safety of staff, volunteers and visitors is the top priority. Measures including limited numbers, social distancing queuing systems, enhanced cleaning of toilets and touch points, and signage have been put in place to create a safe environment.

To keep staff and visitors safe, face coverings must be worn when inside the shop and Bailiff’s cottage. When in the open-air farm, visitors may remove their masks should they wish to do so.

Visitors can enjoy historic farming demonstrations and see rare breed animals in the farms’ beautiful South Shropshire setting.

Opening hours will also be reduced. The Working Farm will be open Friday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm until 1 November 2020.

The School House Café will be offering a take-away service only to those who would like refreshments.

You can book your tickets by visiting the website, including family tickets for just £25.

Fay Bailey, manager of Shropshire Museums, said:

“Every year we close during the winter so we have perhaps been closed a little longer than most.

“Tickets went on sale last week and have been selling really quickly which shows how well valued Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is.

“As you can imagine, this has made us really excited to be able to finally reopen our doors to our visitors again and see the children’s faces when they meet our farm animals.

“We have been working really hard to put COVID measures in place like pre-booking, hand sanitiser, enhanced cleaning and social distancing, to make sure our visitors can feel safe and relaxed when with us and  can get the most from their experience.”

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

“Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is hugely popular and is a wonderful day out for families. It’s fantastic to see it reopening, especially in time for the school summer holidays!

“Along with the Shropshire Hills AONB, Acton Scott is one of the must see attractions in south Shropshire for locals and visitors so I’d encourage you to get online and book your tickets.”

If you or someone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home. If you have already booked tickets, please call 01694 781307 or email acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk to re-book or request a refund.

For more information about Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, visit the Shropshire Museums website.