Folly Farm are ready to welcome back its loyal annual pass holders from 8 July and will open to all on 13 July.
Yesterday, the First Minister of Wales confirmed the timetable for re-opening outdoor visitor attractions and the partial opening of the tourism industry in Wales for the remainder of the summer season.
Stay local is set to be lifted in Wales on 6 July, enabling outdoor visitor attractions to reopen from Monday.
And, subject to the forthcoming review of coronavirus regulations on 9 July, the tourism sector is preparing to re-open self-contained accommodation.
The first phase of a planned reopening for bars, restaurants and cafes with outdoor spaces following a rapid review of the sector was also announced.
Speaking about Folly Farm’s re-opening plans, Zoe Wright, head of marketing at Folly Farm, said:
“We’ve been preparing for our re-opening for several weeks and are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to Folly Farm, safely.
“We’ve been hugely encouraged by the support we’ve received from our visitors and our local community. Lots of local accommodation providers have been sharing our staying safe re-opening guide ahead of their guests returning.
“We’ve got lots of measures in place to keep our visitors, staff, animals and our wider community safe, including the essential pre-booking of visits so we can limit visitor numbers and provide even more space across our 120-acre site. As an animal attraction, we’re naturally geared up to offer and encourage regular handwashing but we’ve added hand-sanitising stations across the park too.
“Our animals provide a fun way to encourage visitors, especially the younger ones, to follow our social distancing signage with paw prints marking out a safe distance in queuing areas and penguin and pig themed arrows for our one way systems.”