learning objective

Farm Visits

for school groups

Curriculum Subject
farm carrot icon
Learning about farming & countryside issues

Whilst having fun is part of any trip, as a teacher you also need to be thinking about what you want your class to take away from the experience. A clear set of learning objectives will make sure your children do not miss out on getting the most from their time at the farm, while also making your job of follow-up work when you are back in the classroom much easier.

Farming

A farm visit will allow pupils to better understand the ways in which farms operate, but there are many additional topics and subjects that you can build upon to make the most of your time. Some of the more popular topics that schools choose to study while visiting a farm include the life cycles of plants and animals, the farm through the seasons, our relationship with the foods we eat, and food miles. Take a look at our food technology section for more ideas.

The Natural Environment

As well as providing our food, farms and farmers are custodians of the countryside, and play a very important role in the management of our country’s land and natural resources. Topics you may choose to study include countryside management, sustainable development, diversification, and the economies and politics of agriculture.

Short on time? We can help!

Let us find the perfect Farm visit for your school trip.




tape icon
popular in May 2020 !

Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park



Introduce your class to over 50 flocks and herds of rare breed farm animals, travel back through time to discover how British farming has changed throughout the years and let off steam in the adventure play areas. A truly memorable school trip!

A fantastic outdoor learning experience which many children wouldn't get the chance to experience otherwise. We pride ourselves on the fact that visitors can get close to, touch and even feed the animals that we keep. There's a wealth of information available from a range of sources (verbal, written, and audio); our friendly team are always on hand to answer questions and provide a personalised and engaging day out....

read more about
Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park





Filter Trips & Workshops




South West
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, History, Prehistory, Farm, Wildlife


From fossils to farming & geography to adventure learning, the Lulworth Education team operates on the most stunning piece of coastline you can imagine. With exclusive use of the site we can enthuse and excite your students across a range of topics ...

Tailored Coastal Studies
Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm
★★★★★

London & South East
History, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Farm, SEN


Butser Ancient Farm brings the past to life through hands-on, immersive, practical activities that are accessible for everyone. Our authentic houses and expert staff will give your children a unique understanding of life in the past. ...

Butser Ancient Farm
★★★★★

London & South East
Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Our sessions on the farm cover many curriculum topics from Key Stage 2 to Key Stages 5 for example Meat, Meet and Eat (Farm Tour), Chicken & The Egg (Incubation Project) and The Woolly Jumper (Sheep & Wool Spinning). We also deliver City & Guilds vocational qualifications in Land-Based Studies....

Residential trips to Lambourne End Activity Centre

South West
English, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Part of your residential could include a tour and talk around Stream Farm (as seen on BBC Countryfile), which is only a walk from Outposts (itself based on a recently retired organic beef farm). We can introduce the students to the animals on the farm – there may be chicks, sheep and cows - and gi...

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset



London & South East
Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Stay overnight at Bore Place and enjoy the fantastic grounds and countryside. Learn how to bake bread, explore the grounds and ponds for minibeasts & create beautiful artwork from nature. Finish up with a nightwalk and hot chocolate around a campfire...

Residential Trips at Bore Place

Midlands
Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Why not 'Step Through Time' with our fantastic Dinosaur Experience? Or get up close to our animals in an environment that is as close to their natural habitat as possible. ...

All Things Wild

Midlands
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft


There is no better place to lean about how farming should be and what it takes to farm in a sustainable way. Babbinswood Farm is an organic farm which works with nature to provide good nutritious food. They have a small herd of dairy cows, beef cattle, sheep and pigs. The milk the cows produce is p...

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential

Wales, Midlands
History, Geography, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN, Accommodation Only, Romans, Medieval, Fieldstudies


Experience the magic of Longtown... the perfect base for experiencing exciting adventures throughout the Brecon Beacons led by our team of enthusiastic, experienced and fully-qualified instructors. Day Trips from £15 per child to 5 day residentials...

Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Maths, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only


We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching! ...

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight
Dragon Activity Guides
Dragon Activity Guides
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Geology, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we run high quality, bespoke educational programs for KS2 and above. We give young people the opportunity to discover, explore, and learn about the natural environment through adventurous activities ...

Dragon Activity Guides
★★★★★

North
English, Maths, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, worldwar, Design Technology, Food, PSHE, Farm, SEN


Tatton Park is one of the UK's most complete historic estates with a range of outstanding spaces, courses and resources for educational use! ...

Learn at Tatton Park

London & South East
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Learn how to bake bread and grind wheat into flour, explore the stunning grounds and ponds for minibeasts and create beautiful artwork from nature. Enjoy a tour around our organic farm, meet our herd of dairy cows and discover where they live. ...

Day Trips at Bore Place

London & South East
Citizenship, Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


Our sessions on the farm cover many curriculum topics from Key Stage 2 to Key Stages 5 for example Meat, Meet and Eat (Farm Tour), Chicken & The Egg (Incubation Project) and The Woolly Jumper (Sheep & Wool Spinning). We also deliver City & Guilds vocational qualifications in Land-Based Studies....

Lambourne End Outdoor Centre
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
★★★★★

South West
Science, Biology, Farm, Wildlife


We have a FREE educational Animal Show that takes place every day, featuring live farm animals. Do you know where eggs come from? Or where wool comes from? Held in the Ark Arena, one of our keepers will talk you through the animals in Animal Village and some of the products that they produce. ...

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm,


Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way. ...

The Island Classroom

All UK Regions
English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Farm, Wildlife


Forensic Farm workshops explore a variety of scientific themes, including forensic techniques, UV light, ecology, food chains, and field guides. Immersive storytelling is used to present a scenario, in which an egg has mysteriously gone missing. ...

Forensic Farm

London & South East
Geography, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Godstone Farm 40 Glorious Years, situated in the Surrey Hills, yet a short distance from the M25, offers the perfect opportunity for pupils to embrace the outdoors and enrich their knowledge of life on a farm, learning about animals and more. ...

Farm Visit

North
Physical Education, Languages, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...

Scout Adventures Great Tower
★★★★★

London & South East
Geography, Farm, Bushcraft, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


We are based on a farm, in a forest, by a river and near the sea, so the array of habitats is vast! We have residential accommodation at our farm and wonderful treehouse classrooms based in ancient mixed woodland nearby. ...

Countryside Education Trust - Field Studies

East Midlands
English, Geography, Science, Biology, History, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Art, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Seasonal changes: Springing to life - An interactive session looking at farm animals and their requirements for health nutrition and growth. Learners will meet guinea pigs, hens, chicks, sheep and lambs (or goats and goat kids) and incubating eggs. We look at the differing needs of the animals and...

Chatsworth

South West
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, History, Prehistory, Romans, Victorian, Physical Education, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports


Superb residential outdoor learning centre based on the edge of the Marlborough Downs in Wiltshire. Offering physical and educational programmes for young people tailored specifically to them in an idyllic setting....

Braeside Residential
Naturesbase
Naturesbase
★★★★★

Wales
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, SEN


We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team....

Naturesbase
★★★★★

South West
Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Design Technology, Food, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals. ...

Magdalen Farm

London & South East
Science, Geography, Farm, Bushcraft, Biology, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


We are based on a farm, by a river, in a forest, near the sea! Lots of wonderful activities are available from bushcraft to looking after our farm animals to visiting historic sites. Oh, and children rate our food 5/5! ...

Countryside Education Trust

London & South East
Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Victorian, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, SEN


Lee Valley Regional Park Authority's Youth and Schools Service provide a range of outdoor learning opportunities for all the key stages within Lee Valley Regional Park. ...

Day Visits


Get school trip offers by email

Unsubscribe at any time, we won't share your email with anyone else, just send you all the best offers and inspiration for your next class trip!

Subscribe