Learning activities

We aim to connect people to the story of their food from farm to plate; to nature, especially their local environment and to each other, creating a more cohesive community. With three sites and a diverse neighbourhood, the Farm is an ideal venue for educational activities and exploration in an outdoor environment. Choose 2 activities for a half day visit or 4 for a whole day visit:

  • A Farm Tour


    Join the farmer for a tour of the farmyard. With a chance to feed the goats and sheep or search for chicken eggs, this hands on learning experience will teach you how we care for our animals, why they are farmed and how our food is produced.

    Stroking the sheep was best 'cause I've never done that before

    child aged 5 years
    Wheelchair accessible Duration:30 minsLinks: Caring for Animals

  • Fishing for Frogs


    Splish splash, what’s that in the pond? Using nets, buckets and identification kits, you’ll discover the hidden depths of the pond. A memorable learning experience led by experienced staff.

    Wheelchair accessible Duration:30 minsLinks: Lifecycle, Grouping living things, Food chains

  • Mini beast adventure


    Why do butterflies taste with their feet? How do grasshoppers hear with their knees? Discover the weird and wonderful world of mini beasts.
    Explore their different habitats and find out how they are adapted to them.

    Not Wheelchair accessible Duration:30 mins / 1 hourLinks: Plants and animals in local environments and habitats

  • Discovery Trail


    An active orienteering trail through Boiling Wells or over Narroways Hill. using their understanding of place recognition, children will follow maps and photos to search for a collection of stamps.

    Lovely activities, well considered, perfect to keep the childrens' interest, in such a beautiful setting.

    Class teacher
    Not Wheelchair accessible Duration:30 mins / 1 hourLinks: Maps and Journeys

  • Mixing with Mud


    Squelch squerch. Sculpt tree fairies and boggarts out clay and found natural objects. Create a mud master piece using traditional printing techniques - splat it & spray it.

    I made a snake - it was funny because we got all messy.

    Child, aged 6
    Wheelchair accessible Duration:30 mins / 1 hourLinks: Soil studies, Environmental art

  • Bonkers about birds


    Using a mixture of logs, fir cones, bird feed and vegetable suet we will create attractive bird feeders which can be hung in your school gardens

    Wheelchair accessible Duration:30 minsLinks: Caring for animals

  • The Story of Fire


    Watch and listen as an experienced leader slowly builds and sets a fire alight whilst retelling the story of 'How the rabbit fave fire to the people'. A warming experience.

    I loved seeing the children so mesemerised by the fire - fantastic.

    Class teacher
    Wheelchair accessible Duration:30 minsLinks: Myths

  • Sticks and Stones



    Imaginative play and learning using natural found items to make music, pictures, obstacle courses, mini shelters, tracking trails and much more...

    I loved seeing the children so mesemerised by the fire - fantastic.

    Class teacher
    Wheelchair accessible Duration:1 hourLinks: Shelter making, Patterns, Materials, Environmental Art

  • Carbon Neutral Trail



    Follow the carbon footprint trail around Boiling Wells.
    Find out about our solar panels, rain water harvesting, composting, interesting use of glass bottles, straw bale building and compost toilets.

    Wheelchair accessible Duration:30 mins / 1 hourLinks: Improving local built environments - Recommended for KS2

Prices

Session Price Times
A farm tour £2 per child or a min. of £40 1 hour, any time
A half day (30 minutes for lunch) £4 per child or a minimum of £90 9:45 - 12:30 or 12:30 - 14:45
A whole day £8 per child or a minimum of £180 9:45 - 14:45