Since suffering a devasting fire on 9 May, the Burr family, staff and volunteers at Roves Farm Visitor Centre have been rapidly putting together a plan to reopen as soon as possible.
They lost an activity barn, the granary tea rooms and their admin office where details of all Roves Farm season ticket holders were kept.
Marketing manager Pippa Burr said: "Once the damage had been evaluated we made the active decision to develop one of our agricultural barns which has previously been used for our Christmas activities. (Many visitors will remember it as our lambing shed in 1992).
"We’ve shifted farm equipment to other storage areas so that this barn can become our ‘new’ Visitor Centre. The steel work has been sand blasted and painted a vibrant green.
"Unfortunately, we have been delayed by two weeks waiting for a contractor to concrete out the floor. But we have a new agreement in place and this job will start this week.
"This barn will become home to our new reception, toilets, tearoom, pedal tractors, toddler soft play and indoor seating area. All this will be new and we have a professional mobile kitchen on order for delivery as soon as the concrete has set. The Granary Tea Rooms was destroyed, but don’t worry, our delicious homemade cakes and normal menu will be on offer as usual.
"The Animal Shed (including Pets Corner, the Animal Pens, Bale Stack and Big Slide Play Area) has been unaffected, as have our brand new Picnic Barn, the patio and outside play area. All of these will be available, along with the tractor rides, crafts and animal racing when we re-open. All of our props for the themed events were stored away from the fire, so all themed weeks will run as usual, as soon as we are able to open.
"Because of the delay in laying the concrete we’re not able to give a firm opening date but we’re aiming for the end of June. But when we do re-open, we will have all the same facilities as before, but in a different location."
She added that visits by pre-arranged guided groups started on 11 June and there will be a special open day for season ticket holders to have a look round so that Roves Farm can rediscover who purchased a pass for the season.
Because six weeks of opening has been lost Roves is going to heat its building and open for the first time through November.
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