Park Hall Countryside Experience closes gates to reduce virus spread

Park Hall Countryside Experience based in Oswestry is the latest attraction to close over coronavirus concerns. The farm experience, which is a popular destination for families and schools, want to limit the spread of the virus to reduce the impact on the NHS and local community. Owners Richard Powell and Martyn Hughes have issued the following statement today:

“It is with great sadness and much soul searching that we have taken the decision to close Park Hall The Countryside Experience due to the coronavirus pandemic. The safety and wellbeing of our staff and visitors is of the upmost importance to us. We believe it is vitally important that we all play our part in trying to slow the spread of the virus and in doing so help our wonderful NHS and its fantastic staff cope with its impact on our community.

“Our WWI Life in the Trenches weekend is also cancelled and we hope to reschedule it for September. We will still be open for schools that have already booked with us. For those of you who are annual members we intend to extend the length of your membership to reflect the time we are closed.

“It is obviously a very difficult time for us all here at Park Hall, especially our brilliant staff, and I know the decision will disappoint our little visitors and our many supporters alike but we are confident we will be able to cope with the many problems it presents us and bounce back bringing joy and happiness to everyone again in our community.

"We have lots of fantastic events planned for later in the summer, which we are all really excited about. We will still be posting lots of updates on Facebook and on our website about what is happening on the farm, including all of our animals - especially the newly born lambs that are due over the next few weeks. We would like to wish everyone all the best at this very difficult time.”

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