See why visitors are flocking back to a Peterborough farmshop
Owners of a popular visitor attraction in Peterborough say they are delighted at the public’s response to reopening after lockdown.
The demand to view the attractions at the Harvest Barn Farmshop, pin Ramsey Road, Farcet, has meant that an expansion of its facilities.
Director Lynn Briggs said: “We’ve had an amazing and very busy few weeks since the outdoors reopened on April 12.
“We’ve had to increase capacity outdoors significantly with extra seating both under the marquee and uncovered seating near our lovely revamped Muddy Boots Farmyard. We’ve had so many happy customers coming out to see our new animals on the farm – including Miffy and Evie the Alpacas and Bertie the Cockerel, as well as our rowdy goats and noisy sheep and ducks. We’re hoping to open a maize maze later this year.”
She said: “It’s been really lovely to see customers back again whether they’re enjoying a meal out or the children playing on the swings and slides and running around Muddy boots seeing the animals again.
“It’s great to be open and we can’t wait until May 17 when we can open indoors as well. We’re ready.”
Lynn added: “We worked very hard to get our outside space spick and span and Covid secure, with a revamp of our covered marquee and lots of additional seating outside where families can sit.
“The farm animals were desperate to see visitors again they’ve missed their little friends and now have new feed chutes so the children can feed the animals without touching them.
“We have some new exciting additions to the animal family which we hope to announce very soon.”