School Visits

INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS  We offer a range of educational opportunities to suit different ages and abilities. We are a 37 acre site with a number of different animals you can meet and a diverse range of wildlife habitats to explore.

WE OFFER:

One off Visits  During a two hour session children will get the chance to meet all the farm animals, feed them and touch them. They will learn about food production, animal welfare and other related subjects. During the second hour we also have a wildlife pond, nature trail and woodland to explore. Our fantastic interactive 16 page wildlife guide for pupils is available at half price (25p). We can run seasonal activities such as bug hunts and seed gathering and have a range of equipment that can be used including magnified bug hunters, pond dipping nets and moth catchers. Please tell us if there are any specific activities you would like to focus on.

Costs:  £90 for 1 class (up to 30 children) for 2 hours  OR £3 per child for 2 hours if more than 30 children.

Preferred time is Mon 10am-12pm. Please note: if you’re planning to stay for lunch we currently only have indoor space for about 30 children.
There is a 10% discount for schools within a 1 mile radius

Regular Visits  These weekly or fortnightly sessions will last for approximately two hours. The sessions are ideal for smaller groups (up to 8 pupils) and particularly benefit children with behavioural or learning needs or who are not engaging well academically. Activities are catered towards the group’s age range and needs. They can include activities such has pond dipping, woodwork, photography, gardening and cleaning out the animals. Having the chance to spend quality time outdoors can greatly improve the children’s behaviour. They also get the chance to bond with the animals and help to care for them.

Costs: £60.00 for a 2 hour session OR £360 per term

You are welcome to bring a packed lunch to the farm.  If the weather is good you can enjoy the picnic area that has wonderful views over the city.  If it is wet or cold, lunch can be eaten in the farm building.

The children are welcome to bring some pocket money to spend in our farm shop which sells a range of items including pencils, rubbers, key rings and small animals.

We will ensure:

*  All members of farm staff working with school groups are DBS checked
*  At least two member of farm staff will be available to lead a session for one off visits.
*  A health and safety talk is given before the start of each session.

We ask you to
*  Ensure all visiting groups are accompanied by the recommended ratio of supervising adults to children (where applicable).
*  Have a preliminary visit before the actual visit takes place, to ensure that all health and safety requirements are met.
*  Fill in an evaluation form after each visit. The leader is asked to complete it and return it to the farm for monitoring purposes.
*  Arrive prepared for the day in terms of possible activities and weather.

If you are interested please get in touch:  Tel no: 01225 481269      Email: sarah@bathcityfarm.org.uk

Our new Teacher’s resource pack which includes everything you need to know is available to email on request.