We can give you and your class an exclusive experience on a real working farm, guided by our qualified staff to ensure that your children have an authentic farm experience. School bookings are available Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays in term time.

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Full day staff led activities £6.25 per child

tractor-ride

  • All day access to our farm – stay as long as you like.
  •  Your own picnic space in our barn
  • A full day from 10am with lunch in between,  of farm activities, which can include a Tractor ride to meet the cows, hold the chicks, groom the donkey, wash the pigs, rabbit petting & lamb feeding and feeding animals around the park (or different activities on request).
  • A free entry for any new teachers who have booked & wish to view our facilities prior to the visit
  • Each child receives a free admission to come again & each school receives a raffle prize of 2+2 entry.
  • Staff led session lasts from 10am – 1.45pm with lunch in between at 11.30am.
  • Minimum booking number of 25 children.(It’s ok to have less than 25 but we have a minimum charge of 25 children per session).
  • Teachers and helpers (1:4) go free. Extra adults £5.00 each.
  • How to book? Please email us at bookings@downatthefarm.co.uk or call Catherine on 07968 696 681. Please state numbers of children and preferred dates when you contact us.

 

Here’s some extracts from our 2017 feedback sheets below…

What did you enjoy most?

Tractor ride, washing the pig, all the lovely relevant information, friendly patient staff, structured animal sessions, holding the animals, helpful staff, children loved the parks to play on.

Tell us something you have learnt about animals and farming today?

The names of baby animals, to hold the chicks gently, seeing a Cow having a calf, clicking knees of a reindeer, female cows have horns!, how to handle animals gently, cows’ babies are called calves, farm produce animals need our help to keep clean and healthy, why animals need to be groomed, why cows wear bells, why farms need grass and what hay bales are for.

Any other comments?

Super fun filled day!, thank you for a brilliant day! best trip we’ve ever done, relaxed for staff as the staff are so in control, the children have had lots of fun filled experiences, excellent guide for the day with brilliant knowledge of his animals, very organised – activities age appropriate and suitable, variety of activities, easy to get to, close to school, small enough for the children to access everything, its reliable and not open to the public, recommendation by staff who have been here before, this is our 3rd visit and it never disappoints, we come because we want to be on a farm – we don’t want the children to see soft play activities etc so this is the nearest we can get to a real farm without the muck!, been for the last 10 years and we know the format.

Half day staff led activities £5.25 per child

tractor-ride

  • All day access to our farm – stay as long as you like.
  • Your own picnic space in our bar
  • A morning or afternoon of farm activities which can include a Tractor ride to meet the cows, rabbit petting & lamb feeding (or choose different activities on request).
  • A free entry for any new teachers who have booked & wish to view our facilities prior to the visit
  • Each child receives a free admission to come again & each school receives a raffle prize of 2+2 entry.
  • This is ideal for groups & schools who are happy to have some free time in the afternoon or are leaving before lunch.
  • Staff led session lasts 10am-11.30am
  • Teachers and helpers (1:4) go free. Extra adults £5.00 each.
  • Minimum booking number of 25 children.
  • (It’s ok to have less than 25 but we have a minimum charge of 25 children per session).
  • How to book? Please email us at bookings@downatthefarm.co.uk or call Catherine on 07968 696 681. Please state numbers of children and preferred dates when you contact us.