About This Field
‘Acres of Fun’ is a securely fenced paddock, just over 1 acre with a secure airlock parking area a short drive from both Leeds (9 miles) and Bradford (7 miles).
Booking and Accessing Acres of Fun
Booking is through a secure website – sessions are available for 30 minutes and 1 hour for up to 6 dogs.
Access from the main road is relatively easy but you need to plan a little to make entry and exit from the field easy. The owner encourages you to reverse back down the track which is over 100m which I personally think is unrealistic for many people who might be uncomfortable reversing that distance. The website says there is space for 2 vehicles in the enclosed area but I don’t think it would be easy to have two cars in there with doors open.
It is tricky to turn around at the bottom but you can back into a gateway and do a 15 point turn (my car is a pretty standard size hatchback and I managed)!
The gate is open on arrival which makes it easy to simply pull in and close the gate behind you. There is a pedestrian gate (also open on arrival) that you close behind you, making it impossible for someone to accidentally enter the field.
What is Acres of Fun Like?
Acres of fun is a lovely field – it feels far bigger than it’s size and has fabulous views of rolling hills on one direction. There’s tonnes of room to chuck a ball and the field dips away a little to a shaded bench at the opposite end of the field.
There’s no enrichment in the field so you ‘ll need to bring your own activities but there is a waste bin in the car park and a small field shelter if you get caught in inclement weather. There were bowls of water but I would bring your own as there was no obvious fresh water supply.
The only downside of this field is the looming presence of enormous electric pylons around the field which whilst are not an issue, if you are looking for a tranquil walk, they someone dominate the environment.
Is Acres of Fun Secure?
The fencing at Acres of Fun is well installed, heavy gauge, tight aperture fencing (timber and netting) and is classified as secure for most dogs at 6ft.
The parking area is also well fenced and the gates are 6ft weld-mesh type.
Things you should know about Acres of Fun
- Acres of Fun is just 2 miles from the M62 Cleckheaton junction so if excellent for those travelling cross country
- This field feels far bigger than it’s 1 acre size and is great for a run around
- The field was immaculate on our visit which indicates that it is really well looked after by it’s owner Helen.
Notes for Reactive Dog Owners:
Acres of Fun is surrounded by livestock fields so may be unsuitable for some dogs. The only livestock visible on our visit was a pony and some curious sheep. The boundary with that paddock is not however directly shared so this did not present us with any real concerns and our livestock reactive collies ignored the sheep after their first encounter.
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