Farms to Viist
Get the kids into contact with animals and nature and have a great fun family day out at any one of a number of farms around the country.
Many farms offer a range of experiences, such as bed and breakfast, events, educational visits and activities. A lot is heard about the farming community, but how many of us really understand what farmers do?
This is a perfect opportunity for you and your family to see for yourselves!
PLEASE NOTE: ALWAYS CHECK THAT YOU CAN VISIT BEFORE HEADING OUT TO A FARM. Call before you start your journey that the farm is open on the day you intend to visit.
Greenheyes Farm - click on the Beware of the Bull sign to enter the site and learn more about farming. Do read Farm Life, wrriten by Molly, and visit the on-line Nature Trail.
Devon Farms offer places to stay for your family holiday or short break.
Middle Farm Visit and meet the animals; enjoy events such as watching the beautiful Jersey cows being milked and take a stroll around the nature walk. The Farm runs Keeping Poultry for Pleasure courses.
Folly Farm A family farm dedicated to conserving our wildlife heritage, with an educationnal nature trail and a number of rare animals who are classed as endangered. Visit, walk, learn and enjoy!
Amerton Farm and Craft Centre A wide range of activities to choose from, including traditional craft workshops, fun in the farmyard with the animals, and a complimentary therapy centre.
The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens has a full listing around the country of city farms and community gardens and allotments to visit
This charity has four farms dotted around the UK, all devoted to helping horses. Aberdeenshire, Somerset, Norfolk and Lancashire. They are all devoted to rehabilitating horses or giving them a permanent haven of peace and tranquility. For more information, click here.
RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS TO GET ACTIVE
Farms for Schools - everything a teacher needs to plan a successful visit. Includes lots of helpful info on health and safety, plus resources such as activities for farm visits, fact sheets and why farming matters. Plus if you're a farmer, they've also got resources for you!
Farms and Countryside Education - a huge resource for schools and farmers with lots of invaluable links.
Leaf, the national charity which helps farmers care for both the environment and the wildlife it sustains, giving them the ability to combine modern farming know-how with conservation.