There's been some recent news reports about schools cutting back on outdoor trips due to excessive fears about child safety.
We feel that this fear of danger from animals is misguided. Farms are no more dangerous than the city. For example, the City Farm in St Werburgh's, is a nice safe place to run around, the only hard part is getting over Ashley Down road on foot from Montpelier. The solution is obvious: drive.
Once there, it is no safer than walking round any part of the city. Full body armour will protect the small child from contact with animals.
For this reason we recommend gloves.