We run an award-winning educational programme at the farm for children of all ages. The programme is easily accessible, and can be altered for any age or curriculum level.
We believe in offering an exciting and enjoyable learning experience, and our structured tours and lessons engage children with the animals, plants, and natural environment. Our passionate staff are experienced, knowledgeable and have huge enthusiasm towards education, and will deliver the best learning experience on a unique city farm setting.
We have found that the farm often brings out a side to young people rarely seen in the class room, offering opportunities for team work, leadership, problem solving, social development and self awareness.
Although we have been educating pupils at the farm for many years, we ensure that each educational tour is unique, perfectly tailored to your class, and easily adapted to support the National Curriculum for Nursery, Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes.
Our educational provisions
Our educational provisions:
Qualified first aiders on site
DBS checked staff and volunteers
Free minibus and coach parking
Somewhere to leave bags and lunch boxes
Toilets/hand washing facilities
Our own risk assessments to aid the development of yours
Health and safety documents
Free community room/class room use
Staff are trained in CEVAS (Countryside educational visits accreditation scheme)
Please feel free to download and print an overview of our Educational Days that includes our fees, duration times, activity information, learning objectives, facility information and a location map. There is also a PDF printable booking form, along with two useful Code of Practice documents we recommend reading before attending any farm attraction. Please email any bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dusk At The Farm’ are our evening community visits
These farm sessions are perfect for Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Scouts, Youth clubs, and other community organizations.
Below are just some of the activities we can offer:
Feeding our field animals and putting them to bed,
Meeting our poultry, hunting for eggs, and feeding the geese and chickens before bed,
Giving our resident pig Penny some attention and food before she snuggles down for the night,
Small animal encounters with our nocturnal family and reptiles. Up close handling and feeding of some of our animals such as a corn snake, bearded dragon, and our African pygmy hedgehog.
If there is something particular you wish your group to do, please let us know so we can cater for your evening accordingly.
The session fee is £100 for a group of up to 18 children. Extra children are then £3.50 each (up to 25 children) (1 leader free with every 5 children). The sessions are 2 hours long, and include a small snacks break.