Forge Mill Farm

Due to the latest government restrictions, Forge Mill Farm is closed until further notice. But don’t worry, our animals are being well cared for ready for when you can come back again!

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We are open from 10am to 4pm daily. All visitors to the farm should purchase tickets in advance for a ‘2-hour visit’ allocated time slot! We kindly ask visitors to arrive as close to the beginning of their timeslot as possible! Check out our FAQs below.

Getting here

Forge Mill Farm Car Park is at B71 3SZ. We recommend you follow directions to Forge Mill Car Park rather than Forge Mill Farm on Google Maps!

This is a pay and display car park.

Find out more about parking here.

For more information on getting to our sites using public transport please visit Network West Midlands.

Your visit

Watch this video to find out more about the systems in place at Forge Mill Farm.

Our farmyard has been laid out with a one-way system to enable everyone to stay safe and adhere to social distancing measures. Please follow the directions marked on the floors and signs.

Our animals are looking forward to seeing you again. You can feed them by purchasing a bag of food from the shop when you arrive.

Do enjoy the rest of Sandwell Valley Country Park before or after your visit to the farm!

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets are available in the farmyard.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome. Other dogs are not allowed.
  • Accessible parking is available in the car park.
  • Access to the farm is step-free.

Read our Access Statement for Sandwell Valley Country Park here.

Q) What is open?
A) Forge Mill farm, shop, picnic area and toilets.

Q) Is car parking included in the ticket price?
A) No, the e-ticket is valid for entry to Forge Mill Farm only. Please ensure that you pay for your parking at the pay machine as you arrive.

Q) Can I just turn up?
A) During the week a limited number of tickets may be available on the gate if the slot has not sold out online. Call 0121 588 7210 in the morning to find out about available slots for that day. This is not guaranteed, and we strongly advise you book your tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment especially during school holidays.

Q) Can I stay as long as I want?
A) You can stay within the farm for up to two hours from the start of your timeslot. This is so we can monitor our visitor numbers and keep everyone safe. At the end of your visit, please make your way to the exit. After your visit, enjoy the rest of Sandwell Valley Country Park!

Q) Can I come in and out of the farm/shop?
A) There will be a one-way system in place. Please adhere to it and don’t forget to have a browse in our shop when you pass through. We have some lovely items for sale.

Q) Do I have to wear a mask?
A) Masks must be worn in the shop and public toilets at all times.

Q) Can I just use the toilets?
A) Unfortunately, the toilets are for visitors to the farm and shop only.

Q) Can we bring a picnic?
A) There is a small picnicking areas beside the shop but feel free to take your picnic to areas around the rest of Sandwell Valley Country Park!

Q) What if I can’t make my time slot and turn up late?
A) The time slots are to be adhered to and cannot be changed. If you are going to be late, please contact the site as soon as possible to see if they can accommodate you in a later time slot.

Q) Are the tickets non-refundable?
A) Cancellations are non-refundable and unchangeable unless the farm closes due to a Covid-related lockdown.

Q) What if I can’t get a ticket?
A) Tickets are subject to availability. We are re-opening with limited numbers. Please keep checking back as we will open up more slots and dates as we are able to.

Q) What if I can’t come on the date/time I booked?
A) Tickets are only valid for the specified chosen time when booking.

Q) When will ticket sales close?
A) You will be able to get tickets up until midnight on the day before your visit. You will not be able to purchase tickets online on the same day as your visit

Q) How many tickets can I buy?
A) You are allowed to buy tickets for up to 6 individuals per transaction as per the Rule of 6 guidance from the government.

Q) Are children allowed in unaccompanied?
A) No. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This includes inside the gift shop and all indoor areas

Q) Can I feed the animals?
A) Yes! Goat and sheep feed is available to purchase. We are currently not allowing visitors to feed our poultry. Hand wash stations will be available across the site.

Q) Can I be refused entry?
A) Sandwell Council reserves the right to refuse people entry if they are not behaving in a suitable manner or adhering to rules.

Q) What if the farm closes or cancels?
A) Sandwell council reserves the right to cancel any opening and/or events. The team will contact you if you have bought tickets which are then cancelled.

Q) Do carers come in for free?
A) Yes. Any visitor who is able to show proof of being registered as having a disability may bring one carer with them for a visit free of charge.

Q) Where can I find details and bookings for the HAF Programme?
A) Book onto the full-day sessions here:
Wednesday 4th August: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sandwell/t-appxqd
Thursday 5th August: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sandwell/t-nnpyad
Wednesday 11th August: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sandwell/t-kgjqkq
Thursday 12th August: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sandwell/t-pnrkjg

Contact us

You can call us on 0121 588 7210 or email event_enquiries@sandwell.gov.uk.