Region: East Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Farnsfield, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 8HL

Contact: 01623 882977

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

Description

Over the last 20 years, White Post Farm has become one of the Midlands most popular tourist attractions. With a unique hands-on approach to a family day out the attraction has continued to grow year on year. This growth has seen more and more School Groups visiting the Farm to take advantage of the wonderful educational opportunity on offer - with over 25 acres of fun and interaction. 

 

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

Education is most effective when engaging and interactive and that is exactly what White Post Farm can offer. The renowned School group package gives children the chance to enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells of the Farm and best of all the opportunity to meet feed and touch over 3,000 animals.

 

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Although we offer many different packages throughout the year our typical School Group package includes the following: A guide for the day to take the group around the many interactive attractions that the Farm has to offer. Things like the incubator room, the Silver Barn where baby animals are born, the animal paddocks with hundreds of different animals and breeds, Baby Animal Holding, Goat Milking Demonstrations and the Amazing Reptile House! When requested there is also plenty of opportunities for play indoors and out! We can tailor the day to suit your needs. Mini Beasts and the Circle of Life are common topics, with farming and food other popular themes for the day. However you chose to approach the trip the tours are educational, fun and interactive. Plus – enjoy a school trip during Halloween for some spooky surprises or even at Christmas when we have Santa himself as well as a unique interactive nativity Play. 

 

What size groups do they cater for?

Our School Group Package caters for any size of group of 15 children and over.

 

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

Our new educational packs are currently being produced.

 

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copy write restrictions?

We are very happy for children to take photos and videos. There are lots of great opportunities for pictures with baby animals.

 

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We provide HSE advice sheets for visits to Farm Parks. We also offer the teacher a free preliminary visit in order to compile there own risk assessments.

 

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Education Officer – Anthony Moore - 01623 882977

anthony@whitepostfarm.co.uk

 

What does it cost?

£7.25 each for children

1:5 adults free of charge

Extra adults £7.25

 

Is specific clothing required?

There is no specific clothing required. Just the regular wrap up warm in the cold and wear wellies in the wet!

 

Do you have first aid on site?

There are several qualified First Aiders on site every day.

 

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

There is plenty of room, indoors and out to eat packed lunches. There is also a Burger Barn and Tea Rooms to purchase hot and cold food.

 

Are there disabled facilities?

We offer two disabled toilets and have recently had the farm re-paved for wheelchair access. We also offer free wheelchair hire everyday.


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

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Farms Ice Skating Rink Outdoor Education Picnic Areas Themed Attractions Team Building Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship English Geography History Mathematics PE

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


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