Information & Rules
The Meadow is our original field. It is 4-acres and fenced with 4-5ft stock wire around the entire perimeter. This field promotes sensory experiences with our purpose-built sensory area. From straw bales for tactile senses to dog-friendly plants for olfactory stimulation, it is the perfect workout for your dog's brain and is perfect for puppies to build confidence and for older dogs to relax.
Hillside boasts 6ft fencing with 5cm gaps, perfect for both big jumpy dogs and much smaller dogs. It is around 2-acres. As the name suggests, this field is brilliant for providing a great workout for your dogs due to its large sloping bank.
Our agility field contains modern, kennel club standard equipment. The field is also way over the 32 x 32m minimum agility area size recommendations being around 2 acres. Whether your dog's an agility pro or you are newer to agility, come and try out the equipment! The field is also secure with 6ft fencing. (Dogs over 10 months ONLY).
Arriving & Leaving
Our facility is generally self-service, therefore you are expected to arrive and leave promptly and follow the rules and terms we have set out. You will not be greeted by anyone and you do not have to sign in unless you have contacted us otherwise or attending an event. You and your dogs must remain in your vehicle until it is your turn to use the field. Allowing dogs out of cars when the previous user is in the field could have consequences for nervous and/or reactive dogs. Never enter the field if somebody else is in it. If someone is in there at your booked time, contact us immediately. Please leave the field promptly and please ensure you shut the gate, even if another user arrives.
The Meadow: When you arrive please follow the signs for "The Meadow" and park next to the orange cones, this is to ensure no tractors are blocked from getting in/out. Do not park in front of the first gate, or in front of any vehicles or you may be asked to move which will take time out of your session. There is a white van regularly parked near the orange cones - they are not using the field but please do not block them in.
Hillside & Agility: When you arrive please follow the signs for "Hillside & Agility". The parking is directly outside of them. Please do not block any other cars. There is only space for 2 cars per field. If you are coming in a large group with several cars please use the overflow parking area (see directions pdf). Do not block the driveway as it is in constant use by HGV's. We have allocated Hillisde & Agility different start times to minimise cars passing in the entrance and dogs meeting in the car park.
Please note, you must park in the parking designated for the field you have booked into. You must not walk around our farm.
Whilst the fields are fenced all the way around we cannot ensure absolute security for every dog. We advise that you visit in advance to assess the suitability for your dog(s) by contacting us. We recommend our Hillside or Agility field if your dog is particularly small or may jump as it has 5cm gaps and is 6ft in height. The Meadow height is 4-5ft with larger gaps (stock wire fencing).
Rescheduling & Cancelling
You can reschedule or cancel your booking anytime 24 hours prior to your booking start time. If it is within this time then you cannot reschedule or cancel. However, we strongly recommend you post your appointment on our Facebook Group Here as someone else will likely buy it from you! This is absolutely fine as we can see it on the group posts. Existing customers are welcome to take the slot & new customers taking a slot this way can simply message us their details!
All cancellations requiring refund have a 50p admin charge, for transparency, this is because we do not receive the entire booking payment fees back and it would cost us money to refund you.
Packages cannot be refunded but do not have an expiry date!
As per our terms and conditions, the 24-hour rule does not apply if there is a weather warning put in place and it is unsafe to come.
How to reschedule or cancel?
It is super easy! Locate your confirmation email and select reschedule or cancel. It will not work if there is less than 24hours to go until your session.
Whilst we cannot guarantee your dog won't see ANY other dogs here or in another field etc., it is very unlikely when using The Meadow field. We would not recommend using the Hillside or Agility fields if your dog is very dog reactive as other people/dogs may be using the adjacent field and therefore dogs can meet along the middle fence line. There is green shade netting to create some visual barrier. Your dog may also see or hear dogs and horses in the distance in adjacent fields. We can occasionally facilitate more reactive dogs in these fields when one is shut for maintenance or similar. Additionally, we may consider hiring out both fields together at an increased price, so do get in touch if you need some more information.
If you wish to use our facility with a professional or if you are a professional (dog walker, trainer, behaviourist, photographer etc.) you MUST contact us first. We do not guarantee use to all professionals and will not allow anyone who uses methods with dogs that are not fear-free and kind.
The Meadow: As well as a large piece of beautiful open grass area which we have opted to leave wild in Summer 2022, we also have a dog parkour area which includes various obstacles such as logs and purpose-built balance and climbing equipment. In addition, we are gradually adding a sensory garden that will contain a variety of dog-friendly plants and other sensory enrichment.
Hillside: We have opted to keep the Hillside field free from too many obstacles. This field is great for dogs who need more physical exercise and want to run around, without any dangers of knocking into anything in their way! (Sighthounds love it!). There is also a shelter in Hillside.
Agility: This Field contains jumps, 1 or 2 tunnels, wall jump, long jump, large seesaw, floor seesaw/balance board, a-frame and weave poles. There are also Hooper Hoops. There is no walkover at present. We also recommend this field to our less able customers as it is the flattest and the grass is cut more regularly. Your dog does not have to do Agility to use this field! There is a large open space as well as the equipment.
Every field has at least one bench, poo bags, poo bin, bowls and a variety of dog toys.
ALL FIELDS have water! They contain a paddling pool in warmer months too. All subject to change.
We strongly advise owners wear appropriate footwear, such as wellies or walking boots. Our fields may be uneven in places, whilst having a mixture of long and short grass. The Meadow is our wettest field in cooler months and Agility is our driest field, in comparison. We recommend you bring towels for your dogs.
Discounts & Packages
Registered services dogs are eligible for a discount. Likewise, we will be offering some limited weekday slots to rescues that do not have the facilities to offer off-lead exercise. This will be for dogs in kennels or foster only who are not yet adopted but are looking for homes through registered rescues. If you think we can help a local rescue, contact us.
If you are a regular user of our field you may want to purchase a package as this will save you money in the long run. Our packages do not have an expiry date, no time restrictions on when you can use them but they are non-refundable! You can find them on our booking page here.
Who can come to your booking
Along with the number of dogs you have booked in, during private hire you can bring along your friends and family too. You MUST NEVER bring more than 7 people to The Meadow as agreed to on the booking form, this is a planning condition and by breaking this rule you risk us getting into serious trouble with the Council. Anyone who breaks this rule will be banned. Hillside or Agility can accommodate more humans & dogs.
For large groups contact us. Please note that you currently need to follow Welsh government guidance on meeting up with people due to Covid-19.
Other Top Rules
Use of our facility is by appointment only. If you turn up unannounced you will be turned away.
Your dog must be on lead ANYWHERE outside of the fields. We are based on a working farmyard with heavy goods vehicles moving around. There are also horses, hens and other dogs present on the farmyard.
Please leave promptly at the end of your session; any user who overstays will be restricted from using our facility in the future.
Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early to your appointment and you and your dogs must remain in vehicles until your appointment starts. If the field you have booked is clearly in use during your booked time, do not enter and contact us.
Failure to pick up dog waste, rubbish or toys will lead to the refusal of future use. The bin is for dog waste only, please take all other rubbish home. If you find poo left by a previous user, please help us out by picking it up.
Never leave dogs tethered or unattended in the field, likewise, dogs must not be left in vehicles whilst you walk another dog.
The gate must be left shut once you leave the field, even if another user arrives.
Please give people and dogs plenty of space. Any rude or disrespectful behaviour will lead to refusal of future use.
No smoking ANYWHERE.
We ask that you carry a mobile phone at all times (using that number on booking forms).