FREE HALF DAY FARM VISITS
primary school aged children meet a Cheviot sheep
Primary school children feed the hens

To be eligible for a free visit your group must be either:

  • Studying the National Curriculum at an educational institution monitored by Ofsted.

  • Attending as a Care Farming experience for a group of vulnerable/ marginalised / disabled people such as special needs school students, women's refuges, care homes, disability clubs and similar such groups that have registered charity status or are registered with Ofsted.

Unfortunately we cannot offer free visits to certain groups due to the criteria of government funding:

  • No childminding groups.

  • No groups such as beavers/ brownies/ youth groups.

  • No homeschooling groups.

  • No groups with less than 7 students.

We have a limited number of free visits available each year. Free visits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

No free visits available/ don't fit the criteria but still want to visit?

Half day visits for up to 30 students from £171

Full day visits for up to 30 students from £225

Have 30+ students? We can host group sizes with up to 60 students. Contact us before booking to discuss.

Visit Activities:

For half day visits we will fit in as much as we can but will not be able to fit in all the activities listed below.

  • Meet our free range poultry flock, feed the birds, learn about egg production, collect the eggs and learn about bird welfare.

  • Watch our egg grading equipment sort the eggs into different weight categories ready for sale. Learn about how eggs are hatched into chicks and the life cycle of the hen.

  • Visit our Meat goat herd. Learn about goats and goat care. Feed the goats a snack. Learn about ruminant digestion (the way goats digest their food) and how we manage our farmland to provide food for the goats and what the goats are used for at the farm - meat, grazing research and unusual farm diversification activities!

  • Go out into the fields on the farm to learn about the importance of biodiversity on farmland. Enjoy our fun and interactive educational activities teaching about grasses and hedgerow plants, insects and mammals.

  • Visit the Moorland adjacent to the farm and take part in our carbon quiz to learn about the importance of peatland and bog habitats.

  • Take apart a beehive (with no bees in!) and learn about how our bees make their honey. Learn about the role of pollinators in the wild and their role in human food production.

Got specific learning objectives you are hoping to cover at the farm? Email us prior to booking if you have specific learning objectives not covered above.

We will tailor our activities and language to the age / ability level of your group.

Virtual farm visits
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Can't visit us in person? We do online tours, too!

 

From informative work happy hours with employees and their families to schools, youth clubs and more, our virtual educational farm tours give you the chance to explore our farm from anywhere in the world! 

Price: £18

Tour length: 20 minutes

Questions? message us

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