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Here at Fort Evergreen we encourage all visitors to interact with our animals and hope youngsters will gain maximum benefit from the communal play areas.

In such an environment it is important for your safety and for the safety of any children in your charge, that a few essential rules are followed at all times.

It is a condition of entry to Fort Evergreen that you read the following health and Safety advice and ensure any children in your charge comply.

If there is anything you are not clear about, or would like more advice about, please ask a member of staff.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN HAVE WASHED THEIR HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING THE ANIMALS AND BEFORE CONSUMING ANY FOOD OR DRINK.

CLEANSING WIPES OR ANTI BACTERIAL GEL ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROPER HAND WASHING

Washing facilities are located on site

Feeding and Touching the Animals

All animals naturally carry some micro organisms which can be transmitted to humans where they may cause ill health.

Whilst the hazards are real the risk of infection is low and can be readily controlled by following these simple practical steps which will make your visit even more safe, healthy and enjoyable.

  • You MUST ensure that you and your children wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling the animals and particularly before consuming food and drink.

  • You MUST ensure that children under five are supervised by a responsible adult whilst washing their hands.

CLEANSING WIPES OR ANTI BACTERIAL GEL ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROPER HAND WASHING

  • Washing facilities are located beside the picnic area 

  • DO NOT – consume food or drink in the animal areas.

  • Expectant mothers should refrain from handling all sheep and lambs during the lambing season.

  • When feeding the animals please ensure that you and your children feed with their HANDS FLAT. Animals cannot tell the difference between fingers and food.

  • DO NOT feed the big pigs, rabbits or guinea pigs as they have their own special diets.

  • Most of our animals enjoy a cuddle. If you would like to hold an animal please ask a member of staff.

  • DO NOT – enter any animal enclosure unless invited to do so by a member of staff.

Smoking

Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere on our premises

Outdoor Playground and Covered Play Areas

You are welcome to use the Outdoor playground and covered play areas (children only) at your own risk. We cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury, however caused.

These Areas are unsupervised and it is your responsibility to ensure that children in your charge are supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

DO NOT allow your children to wander off by themselves.

First Aid

  • In the event of an accident First Aid may be obtained from the Admissions Desk or contact any member of staff.

Risk and Liability

  • We cannot accept any liability for any loss, damage or injury to persons or property howsoever caused.

  • Your children and your belongings remain YOUR responsibility 

Accessibility

Fort Evergreen offers a high quality “hands on” fun and learning experience for all ages and abilities.

Our staff are friendly, welcoming, highly trained and motivated and ensure that each visitor is treated as someone special to go home with memories to treasure for many years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health & Safety