We passionately believe in the power of outdoor learning.
We foster the natural affinity between children and animals.
Children hold the future of the planet in their hands. We aim to equip them for the challenge.
A surprising number of children have never visited a farm. Even for those who have, it is an important and vivid experience. Children respond naturally to animals and to learning outside the classroom. Indeed, teachers have often been surprised (and delighted) at how children normally unsettled in the classroom are completely absorbed and focused during a visit to the farm.
Children need to learn where their food comes from, how we all have a duty to look after the environment and the importance of animal welfare. During a visit, they have the opportunity to get very close to the animals, to see and feed pigs, chickens, watch the free range ducks on the lake, see the cows sometimes with calves, sheep and lambs. Sometimes we can take them on a trailer ride around the farm.
We provide tailor-made programmes to address the requirements of the National Curriculum and are very happy to devise visits to match the topics you require if they are not already on our list. We try to make the visits as ‘hands-on’ as possible.
We have the facility to offer Forest School sessions – ideally these should be regular sessions of two hours a week for six weeks at a time. However, we can also include some Forest School activities in one-off visits.
Whatever your requirements, we can guarantee that the children will love coming to the farm.