Educational Visits and Workshops

Educational Visits to the Farm

We offer a range of activities and workshops , the costs visits are dependant on activity and duration, however we usually charge £300 +VAT per half day visit for 30 children (an additional cost of £5.00 = VAT per child thereafter) this includes a farm tour and one activity.  Further activities can be added as an additional cost.

Please contact Rachel for more information.

We run a number of different educational visits which can be tailored to support the National Curriculum and specific teacher requirements.

Primary School 

Farm Tour

Discover more about our farm including visiting our cows and chickens. This is an excellent opportunity for young people to learn more about where their food comes from. We will discuss the origins of different food including meat, eggs, bread and vegetables. Includes an animal feeding session.

Apple Tasting and Pressing

Learn about the varieties of apple on the Farm, carry out an apple taste and use specialist equipment to mash and press them for the juice. Children are involved in the process from start to finish and it will be the best glass of apple juice they have ever had! This session is best in the autumn, when you can use the farm’s own apples.

Vegetable Trail

Learn about the plants grown on farms and their uses in food. We discuss plant care and growth and young people sow seeds in a pot to take away with them to care for.

Composting

Young people learn about what goes into a compost heap, the creatures live there and how to make your own compost.  This activity also includes a seed sowing activity.

Herb and Wildflower Trail

Young people explore and forage a range of herbs and wildflowers that are used to create a dye, young people then tie dye their own eco bag with plant dye.

Pick, Cook, Eat

Children can pick their own lunch from the farm, cook it in our kitchen and then sit down and eat it.  This is a lovely way for children to learn where their food comes from, an example of this activity could be making your own pizza using produce from the farm such as our flour and tomatoes, or make your own soup using the vegetables on the farm.

Secondary School

We have worked with a number of secondary school focusing on elements of the curriculum such as Food and Nutrition, Art and Design, Geography and Science. 

The farm can be used as a citizens science site to support areas in the curriculum

If you are interested in your class visiting the farm to provide an action learning experience please contact Rachel on rachelphillips@apricotcentre.co.uk