Nursery and Reception (EYFS)
Early Years Staff can request in advance of the visit any particular areas they would like to cover. There are opportunities throughout the visit for children to contribute and to ask questions. We offer an introduction to:-
The animals on the farm:
- Names of animals and their young
- Physical features
- What they need to thrive
- What we get from them
Looking at and talking about plants:
- Identifying and naming
- What they need to grow
- What we get from certain plants (e.g. flour from wheat)
Autumn: animals grow winter coats, fruit and nuts are harvested, trees shed their leaves – or don’t!
Winter/Spring: lambs & kids are born, planting seeds, early flowering bulbs, frog spawn.
Summer: chicks and ducklings, tadpoles, bees collecting pollen, flowers, fruit and vegetables growing and developing.*
EYFS Tour Information
10:30am or 1:30pm
Tours cater for up to 30 children and their accompanying adults. Tours last approximately one and a half hours.
The educational tour charge with our Education Officer is £75 for up to 40 people (includes children and adults).
Animal only tours are also available with our Farm Assistant at a charge of £40. This includes an introduction to our animals, their proper names and feeding. Children will have the opportunity to touch the animals if they choose.
Morning tours can stay to eat lunch in the farm’s classroom. There is an additional charge of £20 for the lunch room hire.
If you are a school or group planning to visit the farm you must book in advance. Call Education Officer Chris Heath on 02079165421 Monday to Friday between 9-10AM or 3:30-5PM when Chris is available to receive inquiries & accept bookings.
A fee of £50 is charged if bookings are cancelled with less than 7 days notice. Cancellation must be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Safety
The Health & Safety Executive provide information regarding farm visits for schools. Before bringing your group please go to Visit My Farm and download the updated 2015 Code of Practice – Essential Advice to Teachers and Others. Please ensure your group organiser reads the advice to reduce potential risks when visiting farms. Hand washing facilities are available on the yard.
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What do EYFS visitors say?
“Such a fantastic morning. We were made to feel very welcome and the children learnt so much! It is always a pleasure to visit the farm and Farmer Chris always makes the trip a wonderful experience. Thank you so much!”
Fleet Primary, 2019.
“Amazing! Children and parents so engaged, definitely would recommend. Thank you so much Farmer Chris! ”
Woodlands Park CC, 2019.
“This was the most engaging, informative, educational and fun morning with the farm, its animals & plants & diversity bought to life by the charismatic and welcoming humorous host, Chris! This is an invaluable resource for young children.”
St Johns Pre-Prep School, 2019.