Please note that, as of Monday 16th March 2020, in response to government advice on the Covid-19 virus, we are suspending group educational visits to the farm. We look forward to welcoming you back to the farm in the near future. In the meantime, look after yourselves and keep your fingers crossed that the weather improves for lambing!
All the best, Ruth - Education Officer
Educational visits have been a big part of our work for over a decade now and we have been delighted to work with a huge number of schools, educational establishments, residential homes and social groups during this time. We have had visitors aged 0 to over 100!
Lambing begins for us on Monday 9th March. As always, we will be running school visits throughout - right up until the end of term on Friday 27th March. We can't promise a live birth (we'd make a fortune if we could!) but we will check on the ewes, watch out for signs of lambing, talk about the care of animals and meet some of the lambs that have already arrived. A great learning experience whether you are 3 or 13!
The farm is the perfect place to learn about the world and can be linked to many topics including science, history and literature. For EY and Key Stage 1, it is great for exploring the seasons. Why not have a look at our page on the range of visits we have run in the past? Or why not suggest a topic of your own? Click here for more details.
You can find details of our costs here. For those groups who choose to come do a full day 'Gather, Prepare, Cook and Eat' session with us we offer a generous discount. It's the perfect opportunity to meet your DT objectives, build life skills and can easily be tied in to another curriculum area.
We are passionate about great quality food. All food is prepared in our own kitchen with our own organic meat and using locally produced ingredients where possible. We are happy to work around dietary needs; just let us know when booking. We have years of experience of fussy eaters! No pack lunches are allowed.
Contact Ruth on 07862254575 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make a booking.
*A 'group' is generally classed as a typical school class of around 30; bigger groups may be accommodated by prior arrangement.
145 Houghton Road
Cumbria. CA3 0LD
We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales No 1183223