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
We offer 1.5-hour sessions for groups of up to 30 people throughout May, June and July on Tuesdays and Thursdays in morning (between 10AM and 12) or afternoon (between 1 and 3pm). Once you’ve booked your slot online we’ll be in touch to confirm the start times (1.5 hours in the session window) and talk through any specific areas of interest so the visit can be tailored to you and your class.
COST: School & Group visits will be priced at £100 per session with the option of booking a room for lunch for an additional £30. Booking is now only online, please use the booking button below.
CANCELLATIONS: 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
Tuesdays & Thursdays in May, June & July
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 Industry Code of Practice – Essential Advice to Teachers and Others. Please ensure your group organiser reads the advice to reduce potential risks when visiting farms. Visiting groups are expected to wash their hands upon entering and leaving the Farm. There are three warm water handwashing stations across the site.
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“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!”
“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
“Amazing! Children and parents so engaged, definitely would recommend. Thank you so much Farmer Chris! “
Woodlands Park CC
Our Education Programme is supported by the City of London Corporation’s charity
City Bridge Trust