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Schools - Educational Activities

  • All activities last for 20 minutes.
  • Activities must be booked in advance due to limited availability.
  • Please advise us if your group has any additional needs.
  • Activities £1 per pupil (Minimum fee £10 a session).
  • All are linked to the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1, but can be tailored to suit older key stages if required.
SCHOOLS - Reception & KS1
  • Animal Talks
    Our animal talks are delivered in a fun, informative and hands-on manner. Choose between 3 different talk topics. Max. 20 pupils per session. Available term-time all year.
    • Classification and Adaptation
              An introduction to groups of animals, their adaptations & differences between them.
    • Lifecycles
              An opportunity for pupils to see first-hand examples of lifecycles in animals, growing to adulthood & producing offspring.
    • Caring for Animals
              Pupils will learn the similarities between human & animal health & welfare needs including diet, exercise & shelter.
  • Nature Activities
    Our nature based activities provide a hands-on introduction to our native wildlife. Choose between 2 activities. Max. 15 pupils per session. Subject to weather, season & environmental constraints. Available term-time April -September.
    • Bug hunting
            An introductory session allowing pupils to explore habitats in search of minibeasts, includes opportunities to undertake sweep netting, look under logs & identify their sightings using a worksheet.
    • Pond life
            An introduction to pond life. Pupils are able to dip the pond using nets, examine their catches using magnifying glasses & identify the pond life using charts & diagrams.
  • Craft Activity
    We offer a craft based activity specifically designed for the youngest of our educational visitors. Available term-time all year. Max. 20 pupils per session.
    • Animal Faces
              Pupils will use a variety of craft materials to recreate an animal face they see around the farm, from butterflies and snakes to chickens and cows.

We also offer animal handling sessions* for animal care courses. Contact us for a tailor-made session.
* alternate pricing structure applies

Our Staff

All educational activities are delivered by our friendly, experienced and knowledgeable staff. The centre is a registered farm member of FACE (Farming and Countryside Education). These activities have been developed by CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Access Scheme) trained staff and all staff are DBS checked.