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.

All school and nursery group enquiries to learn@lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk

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

    Great Day Out Just returned from a visit here today. Loads to do! Go karts, zip wires, sand and water play areas, a park, tractor rides, huge indoor play area and, of course, animals. Great cafe too!

    It felt really safe. Lots of sanitiser available, social distancing markets in place along with a one way system, face masks on indoors etc. They have done everything within their power to make it Covid secure.

    We’ll definitely be back. Enough activities to be suitable for all weathers. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Brilliant!

    15 Sep 2020
  • 5 star rating

    Amazing day out! We visited here for the first time on Sunday and it was absolutely brilliant! So many different activities for the kids to do, the staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable and the softplay is amazing - best we've been too! All covid procedures followed and felt like a really safe and friendly environment. Definitely worth a day out!

    01 Sep 2020
  • 5 star rating

    Fantastic day out! Cannot recommend this place enough! Went for the first time today (with a 10 month and 5 year old) and had a lovely day. Brilliant outdoor activities, nice cafe, animals well cared for... but best part was the massive soft play! Loved that parents could go round with kids to keep an eye on them :)
    Felt safe all day in the current circumstances as distancing has been well considered.
    Can't wait to come back next year!

    29 Aug 2020
  • 5 star rating

    Great afternoon out! We visited this place recently for my sons 1st birthday and have to say we all really enjoyed it!! Loads to do and see and the play area was the biggest ive ever seen! Great for all ages, very clean and safe. My little boy had the best time! Would highly recommend if you want to wear the kids out for the day! I would say make sure you book in advance. Looking forward to visiting again soon

    24 Aug 2020

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