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Group Visits

Group Visits

Have you thought about bringing your school or pre-school group to Church Farm?

Here’s what we can offer you.

  • The “Groups Room” as a base for your day, where you can picnic if the weather is inclement.
  • Animal Encounters for you to meet and find out more about our Rare Breed animals, along with petting pens so you can stroke our friendliest residents.
  • ROSPA approved indoor and outdoor play areas for all ages.
  • Curriculum based activities if requested.
  • Our risk assessment is available on-line or via email.
  • A huge sandpit, straw barn and mini ride-on tractors.
  • A cosy Tea room, serving meals, lunches, coffee and cakes (all home-made on site).
  • Gift shop to pick up souvenirs of your day, or imaginative presents for friends and relatives.
  • Optional extras could include a tractor ride around the paddocks with one of our farmers, or a nature walk with Nigel, our gamekeeper.

This is what a typical itinerary for a Reception class, KS1 or KS2 visit could look like, if you book a tractor ride and a nature walk. Alternatively, you tell us what you would like to do and we will do our very best to organise it for you:

  • 10:00 Arrival. Meet , greet and be led to the Groups Room
  • 10:15 Health & Safety talk about the farm
  • 10:30 Nature walk with Nigel to find and learn about mini beasts and plants (45 mins) 
  • 11:15  –  Free time to see the animals
  • 11:30 – Animal encounters to hold the rabbits or groom the goats
  • 12:00 – Lunch in the Groups Room
  • 12:30 – Tractor ride around the paddocks (20 minutes)
  • 1:00 – Curriculum activity
  • 1:30 – Free time to play or buy souvenirs
  • 2:00 – Depart

This is only a guide! When you book, we will plan your actual itinerary and you will be sent a schedule of the day.  (At lambing time, we hold lamb encounters instead of the animal encounters at specific times.)

A Pre-school visit could be similar to above, but without the nature walk. (They are not recommended for the under 5s).

We will try and make your day as enjoyable and stress free as possible, but there are certain criteria we ask you to undertake for your visit:

  • A non-refundable deposit of £1 per paying visitor is required at the time of booking to secure the day for your group, with a minimum of £10. (This can be invoiced)
  • You must pay as one group (not individually). We can invoice you after your day, if this is easier, so you do not have to bring cash or cheques with you. You have 14 days from your visit date to settle your bill.
  • We ask that you have a minimum of 1 adult for every 5 children in Reception and KS1, and 1 adult for every 8 children in KS2 (we allow the number of adults for these ratios to attend for free).

Please call the office on 01366 382162 to book or discuss any other requests.

New groups room - summer 2016

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