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Bath City Farm is a fantastic place to learn. We are able to offer hands-on sessions for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

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Our school visit package includes:

  • Engaging and interactive learning sessions with a member of our experienced team.
  • A secured area for your belongings.
  • A space for lunch – this is outside, a room can be booked at a small additional cost.
  • Access to our play park.
  • A Teacher Resource Pack.

Planning your visit

Choose two of our educational workshops from below, these can be adapted to support the National Curriculum and any specific learning objectives.

We aim to provide everything your class needs to enjoy their Farm experience. With this is mind, we have tailored our school trips to package to ensure that it helps to fulfil the aims of the National Curriculum.

Click on the titles of each package to see where they cover curriculum aims. If you’re looking for a space to enjoy lunch and store your belongings, hire one of our rooms at a reduced rate of £10 an hour.

Early Years – Click here to learn more about the curriculum aims of these sessions

Ee igh ee igh oh! – Be a farmer for a day. 

A member of our team will guide your group around the farm as you help us to feed the animals and learn different facts, as well as having the opportunity to ask your burning questions!  

We will lead you on a tour of our vegetable patches, giving your group the opportunity to find out what healthy food looks like before it gets to your plate. Children will have the opportunity to plant seeds to take home. 

This session lasts for 2 hours, including a 15 minute comfort break.

 

Key stage 1 – Click here to learn more about the curriculum aims of these sessions

Feathers, hooves and snoutsMeet the Animals tour (Approx.1 hour)

Meet our animals that live on the farm, including pigs, goats, ponies, sheep, ducks and chickens. 

A member of our knowledgeable team will guide you, sharing facts about the animals and answering your children’s questions on everything from terminology to feeding habits and life cycles. Children can enjoy the opportunity to hold, pet and feed some of the animals. 

 

It’s easy being green – A tour of our vegetables, plants and trees. (Approx.1 hour)

Enjoy a guided tour of what we’ve got growing, including our busy vegetable patches 

A member of our knowledgeable team will guide your group as we explore seasonal changes, how different plants and vegetables grow, and the importance of a healthy diet. Children will also have the opportunity to plant seeds to take home. 

 

Wriggle and Crawl – Pond dipping and Bug hunting. (Approx.1 hour)

Discover the minibeasts we have at the farm! With one of four ponds to inspect, you’ll be sure to get up, close and personal to frogs, newts, dragon flies and many more water based creatures before enjoying a bug hunt! Magnified bug catchers and moth nets and viewing containers will be provided, and the session will be guided by a member of our knowledgeable team. This is ideal for studying life cycles and animal habitats.  

In order to ensure the health and wellbeing of our wildlife and the safety of children, we need to insist that a maximum of 10 pupils are around the pond at any one time, meaning a rotation of groups between activities.

 

Key stage 2 – Click here to learn more about the curriculum aims of these sessions

A moment to Ponder – Pond dipping with amphibians. (Approx.1 hour)

An in-depth exploration of our 4 ponds, giving pupils the chance to study frogs, newts, dragon flies and many more water based creatures. Nets and a viewing containers will be provided, and the session will be guided by a member of our knowledgeable team. This is ideal for studying life cycles, environmental adaptation and evolution. 

 

Plant power – An in-depth tour of our vegetables, plants and trees. (Approx.1 hour)

Enjoy a guided tour of what we’ve got growing, including our vegetable patches and our woodland.  

A member of our knowledgeable team will guide your group as we explore the life cycles and anatomy of different plants, and how they are adapted for their environment. Children will also have the opportunity to plant seeds to take home.  

 

What other schools have to say…

The visit was great, perfect timings for each activity we loved meeting all the animals and learning all about them. The children (and teacher’s) have had a great trip. Thank you to all the staff.

– Paxcroft School

Health and safety

A visit to Bath City Farm is an enjoyable and educational experience. However, visiting a farm carries a small risk of catching an infection from animals or the animal environments. Farm animals can be the source of several germs that can be passed to humans and can cause illness. We will give a health and safety brief at the start of your visit explaining how you and your pupils can protect yourself to reduce the risk. For further information we recommend using the following document to prepare your pupils and staff ahead of time:

Preventing ill health from contact with animals – advice for teachers


Price: £90 up to 30 children, £3 per child for any additional children. £10 for one hour room hire for lunch.

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