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Information & Rules

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Adventure

Adventure is our NEW field which replaces the Meadow. It is 5 acres and fenced with 6ft fencing around the entire perimeter. It has drive-in parking for two cars. Like the Meadow, Adventure is designed to promote enrichment through sensory experiences, it is the perfect workout for your dog's brain and is perfect for puppies to build confidence and for older dogs to relax It also contains a fun activity area while offering lots of open space.

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Hillside

Hillside boasts 6ft fencing with 5x10cm gaps, perfect for jumpy 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. If you have a sighthound who loves running freely without obstacles, we highly recommend this field. It also works great for training exercises such as recall, as you can see your dog as most points.

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Agility

Agility contains modern kennel club standard equipment. The field is 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 it out! Trainers hold classes here. The field is also enclosed with 6ft fencing. Importantly, this field is exclusively for dogs over ten months old, but you don't have to use the equipment to enjoy the space.

How It Works

Select your Service

We have 30, 50 and 110-minute slots available, field-dependent. Select the service and field you want, i.e. Agility 50 minutes up to 3 dogs. 

Confirm the Number of Dogs 

Once you have selected your service, add any extra dogs if bringing more than 3.

Choose a Date and Time

You can book several weeks in advance or on the day if available. Always double-check the date/time you are booking before checking out! Rescheduling is possible up to 24 hours prior.

Fill Out Your Details & Pay

Carefully fill out your details and read through the terms and conditions. Your email and mobile number must be correct. ​The number on your booking form acts as the primary contact for your booking - you must carry this phone when using the field. We accept all major debit and credit cards. If you have a code, add it under 'redeem coupon'. Click "make an account" at the end of the booking for faster checkout next time. You will receive an email confirmation. Please read through the email for more details on what to do when you arrive and to make sure everything is correct.

Arrival at Ryecroft Meadow

Double-check your email before coming to ensure you have the correct date/time! Follow the directions here and arrive at your given time. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early to your appointment; reactive/nervous dogs may be using the facility. You and your dogs must remain in your vehicles until your appointment starts. 
 

Entering the field

A code is not required for entry; only enter the field if it is empty. If the field you booked is in use during your booked time, do not enter and contact us. Shut all the gates before releasing your dog. There is a latch on the inside of the Hillside and Adventure gates that we encourage you to use.

Enjoy your visit!

Enjoy the field with your dogs with no leads needed, and take pictures of them here; please share them with us! ​Setting a timer on your phone is advisable to give you enough time to get back inside your vehicle. We kindly remind you that smoking is not permitted on the premises, and you must clean up after your dog.

Leaving

Your session time includes you getting back into your car. At the end of your session, please promptly leave the enclosure and shut all the gates on your way out so others can use the field without delay. 

Arriving & Leaving (plus parking info)

Our facility is generally self-service; therefore, we expect you to arrive and leave promptly and follow the rules and terms we have set out. No one will greet you; you only have to sign in if told otherwise. 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 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. 

Adventure: When you arrive, please follow the "Adventure" signs. The parking is within an airlock-type system in the field. This requires you to get out of your vehicle, open a large gate (clip it onto the fence!), drive-in, shutting it once in. If you don’t want to do this, please continue to use Hillside or Agility. Parking here is for two vehicles. If you come with more than two cars, park in the "overflow parking" which is for all three fields.

Hillside & Agility:
When you arrive, please follow the "Hillside & Agility" signs. The parking is directly outside of them. Please do not block any other cars. There is only space for two vehicles per field. Please use the overflow parking area when coming in a large group with several vehicles. We have allocated Hillside & Agility different start times to minimise cars passing in the entrance and dogs meeting in the car park. 

Please note that you must park in the parking designated for the field you booked and are responsible for sending this info to guests are your booking. You must not wander around our farm.

Please never assume an empty parking area means the field is empty. We allow people on foot, and you must wait until your start time to enter, checking that the field is empty first. Please do not block the driveway, as HGVs use it continuously.

Security

Whilst the fields are fenced, 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. All fields have 6ft fencing with 10x5cm gaps. Hillside has chicken wire around the bottom of the perimeter to discourage animals from digging in and out. 

Rescheduling & Cancelling

You can reschedule or cancel your booking anytime 24 hours before your booking start time. You cannot reschedule or cancel if it is less than 24 hours. However, we strongly recommend you post your appointment on our Facebook Group Here, as someone else may buy it from you! If they are a new customer, they must send us their details. 

All cancellations requiring a refund have a 50p admin charge; for transparency, 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! 


Per our terms and conditions, the 24-hour rule does not apply if a weather warning is 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. To qualify for a refund or to reschedule, amendments must be made 24 hours before your booking starts.

Reactive Dogs

We cannot guarantee your dog will not see or hear other dogs, cats or livestock whilst visiting Ryecroft Meadow. However, it is less likely when using the Aventure field. The field does not share any fences with another dog field. We advise reactive dogs to arrive by car at Adventure and not to use the overflow parking area; instead, to park at the designated Adventure parking. 

 

Dogs with aggression-based reactivity should never use the Agility or Hillside fields as other people/dogs may be using the adjacent field where dogs can meet along the middle fence line. Other forms of reactivity that may invade the adjoining field's session or cause excessive vocalisation are also not permitted, and you should use Adventure instead. Green shade netting is attached to the central fence to create a visual barrier.

Professionals

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.

Amenities

Adventure: As well as a large piece of open grass area, we also have a dog activity area with various obstacles such as logs, purpose-built balance, and climbing equipment. In addition, have a sensory garden area that contains 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 with less danger of running into anything! (Sighthounds love it). There is also a shelter in Hillside. 


Agility: This Field contains jumps, 1 or 2 tunnels, ten jumps, aluminium a-frame, seesaw and walkover, including a junior walkover. New weaves will be with us soon! It is the flattest field, and the grass gets cut regularly, making it ideal for less able customers. Your dog can use the field even if they do not participate in Agility! There is ample open space as well as the equipment. 

Every field is equipt with at least two benches, poo bags, poo bin, bowls and a variety of dog toys. 

ALL fields have water! Adventure currently has water in IBCs whilst we wait on the mains water connection. They may contain a paddling pool in warmer months too. All are subject to change. 

Ground

We recommend that owners wear appropriate footwear like wellies or walking boots for safety and comfort since our fields may have uneven areas with long and short grass. Agility is our flattest and driest field. We recommend that you bring towels for your dogs. Please remember we are an outdoor facility, and we CANNOT control the weather! 

Discounts & Packages

Registered service dogs are eligible for a discount. Likewise, we offer some limited weekday slots to rescues that need the facilities to provide off-lead exercise. This will be for dogs in kennels or foster 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 should purchase a package to 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, along with gift certificates. Once purchased, you will receive an email with a code. The code can then be used at checkout, where it says "redeem coupon". Make sure you type in the correct email when purchasing, and check your junk if you cannot locate the email. Gift certificates are also available below.

Packages bought previously for The Meadow will work on the Adventure field. 

Who can come to your booking

You can bring the number of dogs booked in and friends/family during private hire. Please be sensible with the number of people and cars you bring. If you want to add dogs on or for large groups, you must contact us. 

Primary Rules – See T&C’s for Complete Rules

  • To ensure a smooth experience, kindly follow these guidelines:

  • Appointments Only: Our facility operates by appointment only. If you arrive unannounced, we'll kindly request you to leave.

  • Lead Policy: Keep your dog on a lead outside the fields due to our working farmyard with heavy vehicles, horses, hens, and other dogs present.

  • Prompt Departure: Please leave promptly at the end of your session; overstaying may result in restrictions from future facility use.

  • Timely Arrival: Arrive no more than 10 minutes early for your appointment. Wait in your vehicle until the scheduled start time. If the booked field is in use, do not enter; contact us instead.

  • Cleanliness: To ensure continued use of our facility, pick up dog waste, rubbish, or toys. Dog waste goes in the provided bin; take other rubbish home. If you find leftover waste, help us by disposing of it.

  • Supervision: Never leave dogs tethered or unattended in the field, and avoid leaving dogs in vehicles while walking another dog.

  • Gate Etiquette: Always close the gate when leaving, even if another user arrives.

  • Respectful Behavior: Give people and dogs ample space and refrain from rude or disrespectful behaviour to maintain a welcoming environment.

  • No Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in all areas.

  • Contact Information: The number on your booking form acts as the primary contact for your booking - you must carry this phone when using the field.

  • Thank you for being so cooperative, and enjoy your time at our facility!

Dogs affected by Breed Specific Legalisation

To our valued customers with exempt dog breeds:

We kindly request your attention to the following guidelines if your dog is subject to Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), which encompasses the Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, and XL Bully. Your dog is warmly welcomed in our fields under the following conditions:

  • Prior to your initial booking, please provide proof of exemption and third-party public liability insurance.

  • Ensure compliance with government regulations regarding neutering.

  • If you have multiple dogs in your household, including exempt breeds, they may accompany each other.

  • The registered keeper must accompany exempt dogs unless prior arrangements have been made.

  • Please provide a high-quality CODED padlock for securing the field gate upon entry (key padlocks are not permitted). Additionally, utilise the latch inside the gate.

  • Keep your dog leashed and muzzled until safely inside the field with the gate closed and padlock secured. You may remove the lead and muzzle once inside if desired.

  • Leash and Muzzle your dog before exiting the field, allowing ample time to follow these steps to maintain our 10-minute buffer gap.

  • Regardless of exemption status, Agility or Hillside fields should not be used by dogs exhibiting aggression-based reactivity towards other dogs or humans, as they may see dogs on the other side of the fence or in the car park. If your dog is reactive, please utilise the Adventure field.
     

Under no circumstances should exempt dogs be brought along with dogs from another household. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in an immediate ban from Ryecroft Meadow to ensure the safety of our business and all visiting dogs. Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.

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