You must ensure that:
Dogs (except assistance dogs) are only allowed in certain indoor areas, please contact Guest Services for more information. Dogs (except assistance dogs) are not permitted in any other accommodation type and on the Land Train (Longleat Forest). They must be kept on a short lead at all times when outside your accommodation and you must ensure they use the designated Dog Exercise Areas.
Please be responsible by cleaning up your dog waste in the bags provided and dispose in the dog waste bins. If we, in our sole and reasonable discretion, consider your dog to be dangerous or to be causing a nuisance, harm or threat to anyone, or likely to do so, we may ask you to remove it from the village (without refund or compensation) or have it removed to kennels at your expense.
No other pets are permitted.
Please remember that our villages are in a forest setting that is the natural habitat of a variety of native creatures such as snakes, insects, spiders, ants, rodents and ticks. You should note any information and guidance provided in any of our information booklets or notices. Please keep to prepared roads, paths and tracks at all times and treat all property and facilities carefully and appropriately.
Ticks are tiny, spider-like creatures found naturally in grass and woodland areas throughout Britain. Lyme disease is an illness caused by a bite from an infected tick.
If you are walking in grassy/woodland areas you can take simple precautions:
The use of a repellent containing DEET will help deter ticks and they are easier to see on light coloured clothes. Check yourself and your children for ticks every day.
If you think you have found a tick on your skin, please arrange for its immediate removal. Contact the First Aid Centre for advice (contact Guest Services or Security out of hours) or contact your GP as soon as possible if you are at home. Not all tick bites lead to Lyme Disease, however, symptoms of Lyme Disease normally start between one week and one month after the tick has attached itself to the skin. It often begins with a rash around the bite and may be accompanied by flu-like symptoms. The illness can be treated with antibiotics and full recovery is normal.
As with any illness, early treatment aids a swift recovery so please contact the First Aid Centre or your GP if you have any concerns.
In the event that your dog becomes unwell, we have provided details for local vets near each of our villages.
There are two local vets in Ballymahon, a 10 minute drive from Center Parcs:
Please see the list of restricted dog breeds which are not permitted at Longford Forest:
Snakes, including adders, are amongst the varied wildlife found on the villages except Longford Forest. Adders are poisonous but only bite when disturbed. Do not under any circumstances approach them. If you see a snake, do not approach or disturb it. Quietly leave the area and inform Guest Services and the snake will be removed and released in a safer area of the village. Dogs are particularly vulnerable and must be kept on a short lead at all times. If a snake bites you, obtain first aid immediately.
All snakes are legally protected and must not be harmed.