1. Family Skating Fun this Half Term

    Visit Farrington’s this Half Term for a skating fun for all the family!

    From the Saturday 16th until Sunday 24th February we will have a 140-square-metre synthetic skating rink, under the cover of our barn, open between 10am-6pm daily.

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    ABOUT

    Tickets cost £5.95 per person* per session. Each session lasts for approximately 25 minutes, allowing for a 5 min turn around between sessions.

    Please arrive at the rink at least 10 minutes before your session start time, so that we can process your tickets and issue you with your skates.

    *Please be aware when booking that children aged 8 and under must be accompanied an adult on the rink (one adult for every three children). Children aged 9 and over can skate unaccompanied. Adults accompanying children must have their own ticket.

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    SKATE AND PLAY!

    For children that want to skate and visit the Playbarn while at Farrington’s, then select a Child’s Dual Entry Ticket for £8.95.

    This entitles your child to Playbarn entry either before or after their skate session*. Adults to not need to purchase a dual ticket, as entry to the Playbarn will be free for adults that have paid to skate.

    *Please check Playbarn closing times on the day of your visit. If you are visiting towards the end of the day, please play prior to skating to avoid disappointment. If you are visiting us on a Sunday, please be aware the Playbarn shuts at the earlier time of 4pm.

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    HOW TO BOOK

    All skating tickets must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite, with sales closing at midnight before each day.

    To book your tickets, click the button below and to visit the Eventbrite event page. Select a date then press the ‘Tickets’ button. Then select your preferred session time and ticket type, along with the number of tickets required and proceed to checkout.

    Upon completion of your purchase, e-tickets will be sent to the email address supplied. E-tickets must either be printed or available to scan on your phone on arrival to the rink.

    Eventbrite - Farrington's Family Skating Fun

    Refunds will not be issued unless the event is cancelled, in which case they will be issued via Eventbrite.

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    SKATING PARTIES

    If you are celebrating a birthday during half term and would like to upgrade your Cowtastic Birthday Party package to include skating, please call the Playbarn to discuss on 01761 452266 (option 3).

    Alternatively, if you would like to hire the whole rink for a party or event, please email playbarn@farringtons.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    If you have a question about skating, please read our FAQs below as you will probably find the answer there.

    Should the FAQ’s not answer your question, please call us on 01761 452266 (option 1) or email info@farringtons.co.uk.

    For more information on Farrington’s, visit www.farringtons.co.uk.

     

     

    It’s raining! Can we still go skating? The rink is under the cover of our barn so whether it’s rain or shine, it won’t spoil the skating!

    How big is the skating rink? 10m wide by 14m long, or 140 square metres.

    What is the skating surface made of? The skating rink is made from synthetic panels, so the floor is not cold or wet! The panels require no plumbing or heating. They are better for the environment and offer a fun and safer skating experience for all ages. You don’t have to worry if the weather is mild as these rinks do not have to be frozen and you won’t get cold!

    What clothing should I wear? We recommend wearing warm winter clothing due to the time of year. Even though the skating surface is not cold, we would still recommend gloves to protect hands.

    How many people can skate at the same time? To stop it feeling crowded, there is a limit of 48 skaters allowed on the ice at any one time.

    Where is the skating rink? The rink is at Farrington’s Farm Shop, Farrington Gurney, just of the A362 (BS39 6UB). We’re approximately 30 minutes from Bristol, Bath and Frome.

     When should I arrive and where do I go? Please arrive at Farrington’s at least 15 minutes before your session time. Our skating barn is located just behind the ‘Green Car Park’. You must show your Eventbrite e-ticket or you will not be allowed to skate.

    Do you have plenty of car parking? Yes, we have lots of FREE parking.

    Do you have the child’s push along Skate Aid? Yes! We do and they will be available to use on the day FREE OF CHARGE. However, this will depend on availability, the number of skaters and whether we have capacity on the rink. Synthetic ice is a more forgiving surface than real ice and younger children soon find their feet.

    Is the rink wheelchair accessible? Yes! We have a wheelchair accessible skate chair which is available on request. Please notify us at time of booking. You can also use your own wheelchair on the rink if you prefer.

    Do you provide skates for younger children? Skating is dependent upon shoe size and our range of skates start from a child size 10. There are also dual blade skates, which go over the children’s shoes for younger children and toddlers.

    How old do children have to be to skate? There is no minimum age but we would say the event is suitable for children aged 3 plus. For safety reasons, all children 8 years and under must be accompanied by an adult on the rink (one adult for every three under 8’s). Children 9+ can skate unaccompanied.

    Can I walk with my child on the rink? No. Due to the type of surface we only allow skates on the rink and you will need to buy a ticket as you are taking a place of a skater.

    Where can I store my personal belongings while I skate? Lockers are NOT provided and skaters are advised not to bring along items of high value. Items can be left in the skating rink viewing area, with your shoes, but this is ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. We do not accept any responsibility for any items left unattended anywhere on site.

    Can I bring my own skates? Skate hire is included in the ticket price, but we are happy for you to use your own skates on the ice providing you notify one of our skating staff. NO TOE PICKS ALLOWED. Please be aware that there will be no reduction in ticket price should you use your own skates. 

    Is there anywhere I can just stand and watch from? There will be a viewing area next to the rink.

    Can I get something to eat and drink? Yes! Our Farm Shop Café is just next door to the rink and close by is the Playbarn with indoor soft play and café, serving up freshly prepared meals, sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks. We make all our food in our farm kitchens, using fresh, hand-picked ingredients wherever possible.

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    ***DISCLAIMER***

    The use of a skating rink and its facilities have an inherent risk; therefore, any participation is totally at the user’s own risk. NO responsibility is accepted or undertaken for the well-being of either the user or their property. The management reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to refuse or remove from the premises anyone not abiding by rink safety rules.

     

  2. Job Opportunities at Farrington’s

    We are currently recruiting for a range of roles across Farrington’s.

    Our current vacancies include Deli Manager in our award-wining farm shop, as well as an Events & Marketing Manager to lead our family friendly events. We are also looking for casual staff for our farm shop.

    For more details of these positions and how to apply, click here.

     

  3. Janaury After School Club at the Playbarn!

    As part of our Winter Warmer promotions, we’re inviting you to join our January After School Club…

    Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 3pm in January, pay full price entry for one child & get entry for a 2nd child HALF PRICE!

    Don’t forget, Mondays and Tuesdays are also…

    Tea & Play!
    Get a Farrington’s homemade meal for your little one for just £2.45 in the Playbarn Cafe with child’s entry. Available from 4pm-6pm.

     

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    Available until 31st January. Cheapest entry half-price. Tea & Play offer available with January After School Club discounts (excludes other promotions).

     

  4. Winter Warmer Deals this January

    We hope you had a restful and joyous Christmas! As we step into the New Year, we wanted to extend a helping hand for January…

    It can be a tough month – cold days, dark evenings and on top of that we’re often in the throws of a New Year’s Resolution to eat better!

    So this month we have offers on organic vegetables in the Farm Shop, as well as savings on meals in the Cafe and Playbarn…

    For the full lists of offers this Janaury, click here.

     

  5. Playbarn: Xmas Tree Colour & Decorate Day!

    There’s Festive Fun in the Playbarn on Wednesday 5th December with HALF-PRICE children’s entry & FREE adult entry.

    This Wednesday (5th December) to coincide with our Christmas Preview Evening in the Farm Shop, we’re offering up some festive fun in the Playbarn!

    Join us between ***9.30am & 4pm*** for discounted entry and to help us decorate our Christmas tree. We will have paper decorations for little ones to colour in and then hang them on our real tree!

    Entry will be half-price normal admission for children and FREE for adults, when paying for a child.

    Other discounts not applicable with this offer.

     

  6. Notice of Cafe Early Closure

    On Wednesday 5th December we will be closing the Udder Room Cafe at 2pm, with last orders at 1.30pm, due to Christmas Preview Evening.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  7. Black Friday Bonanza in the Playbarn!

    Why have a Black Friday when you can have a FUN FRIDAY!

    Visit the Playbarn on Friday 23rd November between 9.30am – 3pm and enjoy:

    • HALF-PRICE Children’s Entry*

    • FREE Adult Entry

    • Mince Pie & Cuppa for £1.50!**

    We also have Wifi, so no need to miss out on online deals either!

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    *Deal cannot be used in conjunction for Membership discounts.
    **Includes regular tea or Americano coffee.

  8. Playbarn: Notice of Early Closure

    Due to routine equipment checks and repairs, the Playbarn will be closing at the earlier time of 4pm on Monday 17th December.

    Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

  9. Freshly Cut Christmas Trees

    Freshly cut Christmas trees will be available to buy at Farrington’s from Thursday 29th November.

    Each year, our top barn is transformed into the swinging forest of enchantment with a magical selection of suspended trees, allowing you a 360° view of your tree before you buy.

    We will have Nordman Fir, Norway Spruce, Noble Fir and Fraser Firs available with prices starting at £15, available only while stocks last.

    Customers purchasing freshly cut Christmas trees from us will also receive 10% off in Farmer Christmas on the day of their purchase.

    Christmas Trees will be available to buy from 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday from Thursday 29th November.

     

  10. Christmas Orders Now Being Taken

    Our in-house butcher, McEvoy’s Meats, is now taking your orders for Christmas!

    You can also order homemade items from our deli, along with farm shop hampers.

    Find out more about this here.