Running of the goats at Beacon Hill Children's Park (Matthew Hindley Photography)

If you need a bit of pet therapy, we have an announcement for you — the ‘kids’ are back!

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm announced they’re now open for the summer after a long hiatus due to the pandemic.

With COVID-19 safety protocols, take the kids over to Beacon Hill Park for some safe, socially distanced, masked pet-friendly fun.

Unfortunately, visitors will not have access into building or animal enclosures, including the goat petting area.

While we all love having a baby goat hop on our lap, the farm will be viewing-only at this time.

Visitors can walk around designated pathways to watch and admire the animals over the fence.

To further increase safety and ensure physical distancing, the public goat stampede which occurs twice a day will not take place.

“The team at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm is working hard during these difficult times to make sure the animals are all strong, happy, and healthy and that visitors can once again enjoy a safe and pleasant visit,” said Beacon Hill Children’s farm in a statement.

“There have been several fundamental and necessary changes for the reopening of the farm which will alter your experience of your farm visit.”

Upon entering, visitors will be asked whether they’ve travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days, if they’ve been in contact with a confirmed or possible case of Covid-19, and if they’re experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms?

Beacon Hill Children’s Farm will refuse entry to anyone who answers “yes” to any of these questions or refuses to comply with their COVID-19 safety protocols.

Make sure to review Beacon Hill Children’s Farm COVID-19 protocols here.

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