The gateway to learning…

While there’s plenty of fun and adventure to be had ‘down on the farm’, education is very much at the heart of what we do – whether you’re visiting as a family or as a school or nursery group.

A fun – yet educational – family day out

We believe it’s important that children understand where their food comes from. During your visit you’ll notice lots of opportunities to engage children in learning – from offering toddlers the chance to learn through role play tailored around the farm-to-fork journey (who do you want to be, a mechanic? A vet? A shopkeeper? A café owner?) to educational displays in the animal zone that mix useful knowledge with fun facts to help engage even the most reluctant learner.

Our Farm Trailer Ride (seasonal, weather permitting) and themed talks offer a unique insight into life on the farm – with Farmer Ray, Farmer Richard or Farmer Roger explaining what’s happening at the time of your visit and how we combine food and energy production with conservation to encourage wildlife to make its home on our 600 acres.

Educational visits

Schools and nurseries looking for an engaging class trip that will help children understand the ‘farm to fork’ journey, look no further. As long-standing members of LEAF Education (Linking Environment and Farming), we have over a decade’s of experience of delivering school visit programmes that meet curriculum requirements while helping children make memories that will last a lifetime. Whatever time of year you visit, there’s always something different happening in the farming calendar – from lambing to ploughing, fertilizing to combining, and both Farmer Ray and Farmer Richard have a wealth of knowledge to share; drawing on up-to-the-minute stats for food production.

Alongside producing food, we take our impact on the environment very seriously and are continually looking for ways to grow sustainably. Clean energy production is a big part of what we do and, alongside our conservation efforts, makes a very interesting topic for older learners to focus on during their visit. When the learning’s done, youngsters can meet our friendly animals before exploring our huge indoor and outdoor play areas to ensure they remember their visit for being fun as well as a great learning experience.

  • 5 star rating

    Kids loved it!!! We didn’t have the opportunity to do the outdoor activities as it was wet, and windy but we thoroughly enjoyed the indoor play. Kids favourite had to be the amazing play barn with tiny village and huge slides. Was impressed by the hand sanitizer stations and the regular thorough cleaning my staff. Will definitely return!

    29 Oct 2020
  • 5 star rating

    Superb 5* Absolute brilliant place - i would go as far as saying its one of the best play barns i have taken the kids too - loads to do, lots of outdoor activity space which in the summer will be superb.
    Its a must visit, support this local stafford business, well done guys, 5* from us.

    thomas c
    22 Oct 2020
  • 5 star rating

    Fantastic pumpkins A fantastic afternoon picking our pumpkins and carving them. Can't wait to bring my grandchildren to the play barn. In these crazy times we find ourselves in, this really felt safe and normal. Credit to everyone involved.

    18 Oct 2020

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