I had a few issues with our visit this summer. Firstly there is no supervision of the animals within the farm especially puppies and kittens. I observed on several occasions children handling the kittens and hurting them on several occasions. The puppies were under the age of 8wks old but yet were not with their mum which is highly inappropriate for puppies welfare and future bonding. Children were able to walk into the pens and I noticed two children squirting the pups with a water gun. They were also lifting the puppies inappropriately. This can all cause a recipe for disaster when the pups move to their new homes after being badly treated. There was no hand wash or paper towels on several occasions during our visit.
There are two showers which were very dirty. There are two toilets for both users of caravans/tents and visitors to the farm which is not sufficient. They are also not very clean.
Facilities within the farm are great and the kids enjoyed them thoroughly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Watertop Open Farm is located 6 miles outside Ballycastle in the Glens of Antrim, Northern Ireland. Watertop offers a great day out for all the family, with a variety of activities on offer, a Tea house for lunch, and camping & caravan pitches for an overnight stay, all set in the beautiful surroundings of the north east Antrim coast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Watertop Farm Ballycastle, Northern Ireland