Exciting sessions for 2017
We welcome pre-booked schools, pre-schools, scouting and guiding organisations, special needs groups, holiday clubs and more. Prices are from £6.50 depending on the number and type of sessions chosen, including animal feed for each child. One adult has free entry for every five paying children too ( SEN carers free). Our aim is to tailor make your visit to include activities that are suited to your requirements. We will reserve for you either our classroom or tables in our large marquee, so that your group can comfortably eat their lunches. Of course, in warm weather you are more than welcome to picnic at our outdoor tables or on our lawned areas. After your guided activities, your group is free to stay in the park for the rest of the day if you wish, under the supervision of the adults in your group.
*please note, guided group visits are for a minimum of 16 paying visitors
General Farm Tour
A fun and informative tour of the farm park and our animals. Animal feed included for children to experience hand feeding (bottle feeding of lambs seasonal) and touching of animals. Brief discussion on animal classification and physical features, growth and babies, animal senses, habitats and predator V prey, targeted to the age of the group. More in depth focus can be given to one of these areas or we can link with with other relevant topic work.
Sensory Experience Tour
Using our different senses, enjoy an introduction to some of the items found around the farm, such as an antler set, a range of feathers, sheep wool and more. Feel the pony’s breath and mane, hear the cockerel crow, smell the fresh hay and see the peacock’s glorious colours. Feed the animals and learn more about about them as we go.
(for younger children and some special needs groups)
Time to wander into our neighbouring woodland for a fun and interactive adventure. Thinking about different creatures as we go, we will bring to life ideas regarding food chains, animal senses and habitats. Ideal for 3-7 years.
Fairy House building
Into the woods on the hunt for fairy friends and ‘proof’ that they are real! Children will be able to appreciate their natural surroundings and learn to understand that everyone needs shelter. Collecting natural materials, children can create their own ideal fairy house.
In our Wildlife Garden, children will look at the features of and identify mini-beasts found, learn what role they play and think about the micro-habitats they live in. With our guide they will then assist in the making a layer of a ‘Bug Hotel’, to attract new mini-beasts to ‘check in’ at their ideal habitat.
Roots and Shoots
In our wildlife garden, children will be guided to identify and name common garden and wild plants, understanding and describing differences. Children will look at the structure of plants and learn about their needs and be able to plant seeds to take away or plant in the garden, labelled with their school name.
1 FREE ADULT WITH EVERY 5 PAYING CHILDREN (SEN CARERS FREE)