Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: The Llama Park Wych Cross, , East Sussex RH18 5JN

Contact: 01825 712 040

Website: http://www.llamapark.co.uk/

Description

The Llama Park is set in 33 acres of beautiful land The Park is adjacent to the Ashdown Forest which is in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. The Park is home to an ever-growing variety of animals which today includes llamas, alpacas, reindeer, horses, donkeys, Jacob sheep, Kune Kune pigs, Peafowl and poultry, with more animals on the way.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?

Our YouTube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-mxOa2dSgBF8e9JA70Fb5Q

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?

Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/llamatom

Company Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheLLamaPark/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheLlamaPark

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/518761300/

Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits?

‘The Llama Park is situated on 33 acres of land on the A22 just south of Forest Row and is host to over 100 animals including llamas; alpacas; reindeer; horses; donkeys; Shetland ponies; Jacob and Soay sheep; Boer, Golden Guernsey and Pygmy goats; pigs; as well as a variety of birds including peafowl, Guinea fowl, ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens.

In addition there is an outdoor playground with a bouncy castle which moves into our 1,500 square foot function barn in the winter months.

Our onsite catering operation can meet the needs of any number of visitors providing custom-designed menus for all dietary needs for both adults and children.

Our large car park can accommodate several coaches at any one time.

Working with schools and children is a major part of what we do here at The Llama Park providing visiting children with a fun visit as well as an educational experience.

We are able to offer conducted educational tours of the Park for up to 100 children, split into smaller groups, at one time plus teachers and parents and can offer space for eating as well watching the Park’s information video.

We can provide educational information sheets to tie in with the school curriculum if needed and staff members will lay on talks during the visit.

We can also arrange hands on grooming and handling sessions for older children where they can touch and feel the animals, groom and feed them.

And of course for that all important event in December when the “Real” Father Christmas comes to visit his reindeer at The Llama Park we arrange special reserved spots for schools to come along and meet Santa and his reindeer. This is during the week of Monday 5th to Friday 9th December 2016 and schools can book a date, and depending on the number of children coming to see Santa, an amount of time to have an exclusive appointment with Santa.

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?

We are unique. That is the thing that we pride ourselves on most. In addition, our ability to offer totally bespoke and tailored packages means that each school and each group of children can gain the most possible from spending a day here. We have dedicated entire days to learning about reindeer, for example. Or we have conducted Bush Craft courses with external companies to teach children about working outdoors.

What group sizes do you cater for?

We are able to offer conducted educational tours of the Park for up to 100 children, split into smaller groups, at one time plus teachers and parents and can offer space for eating as well watching the Park’s information video.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?

We can provide educational information sheets to tie in with the school curriculum if needed and staff members will lay on talks during the visit.

We can also arrange hands on grooming and handling sessions for older children where they can touch and feel the animals, groom and feed them.

We also have trails throughout the year which act as an extra activity. These involve children searching the park for clues and answers and being awarded a prize at the end. We find that it is an effective way to make sure that children

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?

That is absolutely fine.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?

We have a risk assessment pack for our visitors that we would be happy to provide the teachers with.

What is the cost of the visit?

This can totally vary depending on whether we will be providing food or not, whether the children will want to visit father Christmas or whether the children and teachers want to participate in a llama excursion.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?

In wet weather, we always recommend wellies. Proper, sturdy walking shoes that the children are comfortable in are essential.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?

We have first aid trained members of staff on site at all times.

Please list facilities available.

We have a restaurant and dining area with a fantastic selection of meals for children. We also provide separate picnic areas for the children, both inside and outside if they wish to bring their own food. We have previously done this in a lovely set-up, with children sitting on bails of straw for example, only adding to the experience.

How much pocket money do children need to bring for the shop and canteen?

We do not have a kiosk/ tuck shop. We provide meals for the children should the teachers prearrange it. With regards to pocket money from the shop, we do have plenty of ‘pocket money toys’ where children could buy something small for £5-10.

What are your disabled facilities?

All our buildings are wheelchair accessible. Some of the paths can be slightly wet and slippery in winter.        

What are your opening days and hours?

Every day


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Animal Welfare Bushcraft Environment Centres Farms Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Parks and Gardens Picnic Areas SEN Team Building Walking Tours Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Environmental Studies Food & Nutrition Geography PSHE Science Textiles

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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