Released Friday 14th August by Torfaen County Borough Council:
***Update on Greenmeadow Community Farm***
There’s some bad news and plenty of good news!
The bad news first.
After the initial closure of the farm during March following restrictions on visitor attractions due to Covid-19, it has been decided the farm will now remain shut until February 2021.
The farm normally closes for Christmas and throughout January but given the additional measures required to maintain a safe experience for all visitors, it means we would be unable to open all of the farms attractions and provide the same hands-on, fun experience for our young visitors.
The farm has also had a landslide which would limit the route of the popular tractor rides!
The good news (finally).
The landslide is being fixed and while they’ve been shut the farm team been giving the farm animals lots of love and attention during your absence.
They’re also using the time to carry out essential maintenance and make sure the farm opens with a bang in February.
The farm also plan to make wider improvements to the farm buildings such as the stables and create safer pathways and visitor areas.
The really big news is that the council are proposing to make a capital investment into the farm which will improve the farm’s attractiveness and help sustain the farm into the future.
This is where you come in. If this investment is approved by council in September, we hope to share several options on where the money can be spent and we’ll want your views on what you would like to see most down on the farm.
It’s visitors that keep the farm alive, so whatever’s invested must make it a more popular place to visit.
Thank you for all your ongoing support for the farm and please continue to visit the farm’s Facebook page to stay up to date with life on the farm and updates on investment.
The link below will take you to the Torfaen Covid-19 page where you can follow updates to all service areas:
Please be aware that we are also closed to ALL volunteering placements. We have provision in place to ensure our animals are well cared for and we ask for our volunteers to please heed current guidance and stay at home. We will greatly miss your help and enthusiasm but we know that the right thing to do is to ask you to stay away at this time.
Download a copy of the Avoiding infection on farm visits - advice for the public leaflet.
Download a copy of the useful information if you are visiting the farm with a baby or toddler leaflet.
| ||Daily||Standard Yearly Pass|
|Concession (age 65+, students)
|Child (age 2 - 16 inclusive)
|Family (2 adults + 3 children)
Free for Under 2's. Admission prices listed include tractor/trailer rides.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the Farm.
Why not consider a yearly pass? Excellent value at just £117.50 for a family yearly pass, £32.50 Adult yearly pass, £27.00 Children/Concessions they last for 12 months, with unlimited admission during our normal opening hours. It is also possible to spread the payment for Yearly Passes over the year and pay by monthly direct debit. Please note, yearly passes are only valid for named users and are not transferable.
Are you a child minder? If so please ask for details of our child minder pass.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times and are not permitted in the cafe area (except guide dogs). Please ensure that you clean up after them, there are plenty of general waste bins around the site to dispose of your rubbish in a sealed bag.
Tel: 01633 647662 or Email: email@example.com
How to Find Us
By Car - we are ideally situated, less than 5 miles from the M4. From the M4 take exit 26 heading towards Cwmbran on Malpas Road. From the roundabout at the top of Malpas Road, just follow the brown signs with the white sheep and they will bring you to us! For directions from all other locations, please click on the View Map button under our logo at the top right of this page and you can search for directions from any UK postcode. Our postcode for GPS purposes is NP44 3XQ.
We are delighted to offer you free parking in our on site car park - if it is full, we also have an overflow car park, signposted at the 2nd exit from the roundabout at the main entrance. If you are coming with friends why not car share to help the environment?
Bicycles are welcome and we encourage people to make use of public transport options:
Nearest train station - Cwmbran - www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
The train station is less than 2 miles from the Farm
On the buses - www.stagecoachbus.com
Buses 5 and 6 from Cwmbran town centre stop just a few minutes walk from the Farm, please ask the driver where to disembark.
Local Taxi Firms
Gwent Cars - 01633 866665, Phoenix - 01633 485050, Twenty Four Seven - 01633 866666, Chauffeur - 01633 877877, Tiger - 01633 869869, A2B - 01633 866668
Last Modified on: 24-09-2020