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Educational Visits

A trip to Whitehouse Farm promises to be a great value day out for School and Nursery groups. 

We offer a FARMTASTIC learning experience whatever the weather.

 

 

 

We are more than just your average farm!

We have over 25 years of experience and specialise in school visits. We are flexible, imaginative and enthusiastic about what we do.

Our guided farm tours are safe, exciting and interactive and we are happy to tailor them specifically to your curriculum topics/requirements.

Our farm guides will keep your class so engaged, the children will be having so much fun they won't even notice how much they are learning!!

Our aim is to provide unique educational opportunities for children and adults, where they can handle and feed a wide variety of animals in a safe farm environment.

We are inspected and approved as safe for school visits and animal interactions by;

KIWA

LOTC (Learning Outside The Classroom)

CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme

NFAN (National Farm Attractions Network)

 

Our team will plan and organise your whole day.

  • Food for all children to feed the animals.
  • Tractor and trailer ride around the centre.
  • Use of our indoor multi-level soft play “The Farmers Den” and all outdoor recreation areas.
  • A knowledgeable guide is provided for the duration of your visit. All our school guides are carefully selected, fully trained and adhere to a strict code of conduct.

We have a range of undercover facilities in case of wet weather (small animals, large animals, soft play, events barn, sand play within picnic barn and café.) The centre welcomes picnickers offering indoor heated picnic facilities as well as outdoor picnic areas for use in warmer weather. We operate a no smoking policy within all buildings and outdoor areas of the centre. The centre has excellent hand washing facilities throughout the farm environment including hand washing stations located at key points around the centre.

Picnic packages are available from our café upon request.

Souvenir goody bags available to order from our farm gift shop. Prices start from £2.50 per bag.

Here at Whitehouse Farm Centre the safety and welfare of our visitors is paramount. Should you have any questions regarding Health and Safety or Welfare, please contact our team. For contact details see our Contact Us page.

A copy of our risk assessment for school visits can be downloaded from our website.

10:00   Arrival, Greeted from the coach by our school guide (s)

10:30   Drop off packed lunches and receive health and safety talk

10:45   Animal activities*

11:45   Toilets and hand washing

12:00   Lunch

12:45   Animal Activities*

14:00   Play*

14:15  Toilets, hand washing, pick up lunch boxes and bags

14:30  Guide will walk you back to coach

*Depending on each schools individual requirements we can tailor each visit and therefore the animals and activities will differ from visit to visit. 

Times are used as an example and are flexible to meet each school’s needs.

We host visits throughout the year with the exception of January and selected dates early in November when we are closed.  

If you would like a quieter visit consider coming in September or October when the Centre is still fully open with a variety of baby animals in their winter housing.

For more information or to book your visit please call 01670 789998 or go to our Contact Us page.

No deposit required, but payment must be made on the day.

Your contacts at Whitehouse Farm Centre are Heather Hogarty, Linda Robinson and Cheryl Jones.

www.face-online.org.uk
Farming and countryside education.

www.farmsforschools.org.uk
Resources, Health and Safety, Countryside Code.

www.countrysidelearning.org                            
Resources, Links, events, teacher’s information.

www.nfuonline.com                                                                                                         
Farm based website.

www.hse.gov.uk
Health and safety on farm visits 

Prices are as follows:

Children  £9.95
Adults     £9.95

1 adult is admitted free with every 2 paying SEN children. 
1 adult is admitted free with every 4 paying Nursery & Reception children.
1 adult is admitted free with every 8 paying Year 1 or older children.

These educational prices are term time only, please speak to our team if you are arranging a visit during weekends/school holidays.

 "We've been visiting Whitehouse Farm Centre for 5 years now and it's an amazing day out with so many wonderful learning opportunities. Highly recommended!"

Canning Street Primary

 

“The whole day was amazing and the children were in awe of the experiences they had. We would recommend this trip & will be booking in the near future”

Hawthorn Primary

 

Book your Educational Trip Today!

You can book a Farmtasic educational trip for your school today. It's a fantastic school trip for classes of any age!

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