Exciting sessions coming in 2018
We welcome pre-booked schools, pre-schools, scouting and guiding organisations, special needs groups, holiday clubs and more. Prices are from £5.50 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. A bag of animal feed is included so children can experience hand feeding and touching of animals. Brief discussion on animal classification and physical features, growth and babies, animal senses, habitats and predator vs 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.
Small animal handling
Enjoy cuddling our petting animals, such as guinea pigs and baby rabbits and have a go at holding our reptiles, such as tortoises and bearded dragon.
Sensory Experience Tour
Free for nurseries and SEN groups. Using our different senses, enjoy an introduction to some of the items found around the farm, such as an antler, 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.
The following activities are at an additional cost, please inquire about prices if you are interested:
NEW for 2018: Pond Dipping
In our wildlife garden, children will look at pond life and identify pond-invertebrates in their natural habitat. With the use of nets the children will gather some creatures from the pond to place in their observation trays, they will then identify them using the provided identification guides.
(Please note pond dipping is only available from May – July 20th)
Time to wander into our neighbouring woodland for a fun and interactive adventure. Thinking about the homes and habitats of different creatures as we go, we will bring to life ideas regarding food chains, animal senses and adaptations. 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)