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!
Forge Mill Farm is open to visitors!
We are open from 10am to 3pm daily. All visitors to the farm should purchase tickets in advance for a ‘2-hour visit’ allocated time slot! Check out our FAQs below.
To enable us to open under the new government tier system, visitors will not be allowed inside our animal barns. But you will still be able to view and interact with our animals around the farm. This does mean that the visitor experience has been reduced slightly. Check out the video below to see what you can expect.
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.
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!
- 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.
Q) What is open?
A) Forge Mill farm, shop, picnic area and toilets. The animals can’t wait to see you again!
Q) Has anything changed because of the government guidance due to the covid-19 pandemic?
A) Yes! We have worked to make our farm as safe as possible for your visit. There is a one-way system around the attraction and hand washing facilities for visitor use. On entering the shop, we ask visitors to sanitise their hands and wear a face covering.
Visitors will not be allowed inside our animal barns. But we have done our upmost to ensure you are still able to view and interact with our animals. This does mean that the visitor experience has been reduced slightly.
Q) Can I just turn up?
A) 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.
Q) Can I stay as long as I want?
A) You can stay for up to two hours within the farm. 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 at all times.
Q) Can I just use the toilets?
A) Unfortunately, the toilets are for visitors to the farm 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.
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.
Q) Who can I buy tickets for?
A) You are allowed to buy tickets and visit the farm with your household only as per government guidance.
Q) Do I need to print my tickets?
A) No! Just give name of the booker on the gate.
Q) Is car parking included in the ticket price?
A) The e-ticket is valid for entry to Forge Mill only.
Q) Are children allowed in unaccompanied?
A) No. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
Q) Can I feed the animals?
A) Yes! Animal feed will be available to purchase. Hand wash stations will be available across the site.
Q) Is the playground open?
A) Not yet! The playground area is closed off for your safety.
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.
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.