SCHOOLS AND YOUTH GROUPS
INFORMATION AND AVAILABILITY DURING CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS
Ferny Crofts is now open for Schools and other Youth Groups to use our Outdoor and Indoor spaces as Day Visitors, as long as this use is approved by the Department for Education or relevant Governing Body as relevant.
Information last updated: 9th April 2021
WHAT IS ON OFFER
We are currently open for Schools and other Youth Groups to use the following facilities:
The camping fields for day use, including for example as a base for a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition and to practice putting up tents etc.
The Conservatory Indoor Space
The Mountbatten Lodge and Croft Centre main halls (bedrooms will not be accessible)
We will be open 7 days per week, with bookings to be made by email. It is essential that you do not attend site without having a booking confirmed.
We are taking bookings for Self-Led Activities but we are NOT currently offering any instructed Activities due to staffing and safety restrictions - more details below.
COVID 19 Coronavirus Safety
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, we will have a number of measures in place to help keep you and your Group safe during your time with us. We also have some additional rules and information in place which may differ from standard Ferny Crofts procedure.
This includes limiting site capacity to 40% of usual bookings, enhanced cleaning regimes, various social distancing measures, and allocating defined toilet facilities to your Group only. All of these will be explained to you when you place your booking.
We will be operating a contactless check-in where you can reach members of our team by telephone if you need us.
When you arrive on site, we will ask you to call us to check in. We will then come and meet you outside (at a safe distance) to ensure you have everything you need.
To place a booking, please email us at providing us with details of what you would like to book.
We will be carefully managing the site to ensure social distancing guidelines can be met, so it is essential that you have a confirmed booking in place before attending the site.
We will provide you with full details of the safety measures in place when we confirm your booking.
ACTIVITIES ON OFFER
You can book the site for your own planned activity, or alternatively we are currently offering the following self-led Activities:
Nature Trail & Picture Trail
Ferny Crofts has carried out a detail risk assessment regarding reopening the site to guests. However, it is the responsibility of the group leader to ensure a risk assessment has been carried out for your intended use of our space, to include all Coronavirus safety measures you will need to put in place to ensure the safety of your group members.