HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISE
FOR PLAYDALE FARM PARK
Some animal diseases can be transmitted to humans. There is a small risk of children acquiring infections such as Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter and Salmonella. These organisms can be found in some farm animals and may be contacted by hand to mouth contact.
As it is difficult to stop very young children from putting their hands in their mouths after touching the animals, we advise that children under 3 years old DO NOT touch the farm animals.
Female sheep (Ewes) are sometimes infected with an organism called Chlamydia Psittaci, which can cause miscarriage in women. This risk is very small, but it is important to be aware of the potential problem. We advise pregnant women NOT TO TOUCH sheep, goats or their offspring.