Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions below, when signed, bind you and anyone else in attendance, into agreement with them, when using The BIG Barn and The FUN Field.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SIGN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Liability

  • No responsibility will be taken by the land owners for damage or injury sustained to property, individuals or animals whilst using The BIG Barn or The FUN Field or anywhere on the Slyes Farm Equestrian Centre premises.
  • Parking must be in the advised parking area. All vehicles are left entirely at their owners’ risk and the land owners accept no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred, accident or otherwise, whilst they are on the Slyes Farm Equestrian Centre premises.
  • Any breakages or damage caused to The BIG Barn and The FUN Field must be paid for by the hirer.
  • We recommend that all dog(s) using The BIG Barn and The FUN Field are fully up-to-date with their inoculations. We recommend that your dog(s) are immunised and wormed. Please do not bring your dog(s) when they are ill. Please do not bring your dog(s) if they are coughing.
  • If any dog(s) that you are responsible for are not insured for 3rd party liability, please be aware that you will be personally liable for any accidents or injuries that the dog may cause, just as if you would be if it occurred in a public place.
  • The BIG Barn and The FUN Field is situated on a working farm and as such there could be natural and agricultural hazards. Hazards you may encounter could include, but are not limited to; moving tractors and other agricultural machinery, nails, glass, wood, wire, uneven ground, rabbit and other animal burrows, biting insects and thorns. Prevailing weather conditions could result in additional hazards.
  • Smoking or vaping is not permitted anywhere on the Slyes Farm Equestrian CentreThe BIG Barn or The FUN Field premises.
  • The behaviour, safety and welfare of all dogs using The BIG Barn and The FUN Field is entirely the owner’s/handler’s responsibility, just as it would be in a public place.
  • The owners of The BIG Barn do not organise, and are not liable for any gatherings or events on the premises unless otherwise stated, nor will they be held liable for any incidents, accidents or injuries that may occur on the premises. Hirers use The BIG Barn and The FUN Field entirely at their own risk.
  • A first aid kit is located by the shelf in The BIG Barn.
  • CCTV is in operation.

Booking Arrangements

Payment

  • All payments must be made with cash when at the premises or via bank transfer prior to your visit. Bank details are provided on request.

Cancellation Policy

  • We operate a 24 hour cancellation policy.
  • Cancellations within 24 hours will still be charged. However, we will endeavour to fill the space, and if successful, you will not be charged.
  • If the hirer arrives late, the booking cannot be extended.
  • If The BIG Barn needs to cancel a booking you have made, 24 hours’ notice will be given wherever possible.

Bookings

  • The person making the booking must be present and must ensure that anyone else attending is made aware of, and adheres to, the Terms and Conditions by signing them electronically via the website or in person on arrival. By bringing friends or family, the hirer agrees to take full responsibility for their safety and ensure that they abide by the Terms and Conditions at all times whilst on the premises and while using The BIG Barn and The FUN Field.

     

Entering/Leaving

  • It is the responsibility of those using The BIG Barn and The FUN Field to allow enough time to unload their dogs, use the facilities and get them back into their vehicles afterwards within their time slot. If you arrive early, you agree to stay away from the barn door or field gate until the person before you has left and to give them and their dog(s) plenty of space to exit.
  • Dogs must be kept in vehicles until the previous hirer has loaded their dog(s) back into their vehicles.
  • Dogs must be kept on their leads at all times when transferring from the car to The BIG Barn or The FUN Field.
  • The hirer must inspect The BIG Barn and The FUN Field to ensure that it is suitable for use by their dog(s).
  • The BIG Barn and The FUN Field must be vacated within the time slot booked.
  • There are horses onsite and visitors must enter and exit The BIG Barn and The FUN Field respectfully.

Code of Ethics

  • Choke chains, prong collars and electronic devices are not allowed.
  • Harsh handling of dogs, either verbal or physical is not allowed.
  • Dog trainers or behaviourists or working with their clients will only be allowed by prior arrangement and must provide evidence of their insurance prior to booking or on arrival.
  • Professional dog walkers are welcomed by prior arrangement.
  • Anyone hiring the premises for commercial purposes or on a professional can do so only with the owners permission.

Maintenance and the dreaded Poo!

  • The hirer must bring their own poo bags and remove ALL dogs waste. The BIG Barn and The FUN Field provides a poo bin however, it is a strict requirement that you must pick up after your dog(s). There are spare poo bags (in case they are forgotten only) and a bin in each area. There is a tap in The BIG Barn and one outside The FUN Field if you need to wash your dog(s) off.
  • No litter is to be left in The BIG Barn and The FUN Field as this presents a risk to users and their dogs. Please use the bin provided.
  • We inspect The BIG Barn and The FUN Field and perimeters daily to maintain security but please notify us on 07802 964775 if you have any concerns.
  • We do not take any responsibility for any dog escaping from The BIG Barn or The FUN Field.
  • The BIG Barn is  sand based and The FUN Field is wood chip and grass. Appropriate footwear is required.

Humans! - Children & Adults

  • Children are welcome in The BIG Barn or in The FUN Field but must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • The ‘fun’ areas – obstacles, jumps, tyres, ramps etc., are designed and built to be used by dogs only. Please do not allow children or adults to climb or use them. 
  • The BIG Barn and The FUN Field will not take any responsibility for any injury to humans or animals caused by using said equipment.
  • A first aid kit is located by the shelf in The BIG Barn.

Data/Privacy Policy

  • Please be aware that CCTV is in operation in The BIG Barn and The FUN Field.
  • We only retain your contact details in the event of having to contact you regarding your booking. The information is not used for any other purpose or shared to any other parties.
  • Your email address is requested in order to confirm you have accepted the T&Cs.
  • You can request for your data to be erased. This would need to be put in writing to Claire Sherwin at: admin@the-big-barn.co.uk

It is your responsibility to read our terms and conditions prior to every booking

Updates

  • We may need to vary these terms and conditions from time to time. By making a booking, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions on the website at the time of making your booking.

It is your responsibility to read our terms and conditions prior to every booking

PLEASE SIGN HERE TO ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST VISIT

I have read and agree to abide by the terms and conditions

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