Region: South West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Sandy Bay Littleham Exmouth, , EX8 5BY

Contact: 01395 27 4533

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

Description

We have a wide variety of different attractions within the park, all very hands-on. Step back in time down our Victorian Street, see working farm machinery in our Exhibition Hall, explore the Hall of Transport, full of vintage vehicles, including some that have appeared on TV period dramas like Mr Selfridge & Downton Abbey, hand-feed deer, llama, goats, lambs & calves, take a pygmy goat for a walk, see the baby animals with regular animal handling sessions. Nearly all the main attractions are under cover.


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

Located on the beautiful Jurassic Coast and within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Park extends to over 40 acres, with 2 acres of indoor play, adventure and exhibition space.

We encourage all of our visitors to join in with the animal feeding and goat walking and our team are always on hand to answer questions on feeding, breeding and how they need to be treated if they get poorly. We can design an educational visit suited to your national curriculum topic and the team will give a more detailed talk on each of the animals.

The Park is still part of a working farm today and proudly boasts a collection of vintage farm tractors, machinery, wagons and equipment that maps the progress of farming over the last century and a half.

The Memorabilia museum offers a fantastic opportunity to see what life was like for our not so distant ancestors and includes a Victorian street with shops, a garage and themed exhibits.

The Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre introduces our visitors to some of the most beautiful birds of prey that share our world, and allows you to enjoy firsthand the thrill of flying these powerful creatures as they soar above the countryside and return to your glove for food.

The Park has extensive indoor and outdoor picnic eating areas that ensure groups can eat together.


What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

Most school groups visiting us are self-lead and take advantage of the wide variety on offer here. We can provide brief educational talks on a variety of topics including farm animals, pets, farming museum and vintage vehicles.
Suggested itinerary:

• 10:00 – Arrival

• 10:45 – Animal Feeding & Pet Centre

• 11:30 – Deer Train Safari

• 12:15 – Lunch & play areas

• 13:00 – Hawkridge Bird of Prey flying display

• 14:00 – Animal racing show

• 14:30 – Goat Walking

• 14:45 – Vintage vehicle collection & farming museum


Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

https://www.youtube.com/user/WorldOfCountryLife

Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

https://www.facebook.com/worldofcountrylife

This venue has the following accreditation:

Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS)


What size groups do they cater for?

We can cater for any size group, large or small. There is ample free parking with plenty of room for coaches.

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

We can provide bespoke worksheets, activity sheets, etc. for school groups. Please contact us for details.

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

We are very happy for visitors to take photos, videos, etc.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

We offer free teacher preview visits for up to 2 adults. Risk Assessments can be provided on request.

What does it cost?

Group Booking Rate (for groups of 20 or more)

Adults: £8.85

Child (3-17yrs): £7.85

OAP: £7.85

Schools also get 1 free adult place with every 5 paying children when pre-booked.

Deer Train Safari reduced group rate is an additional £1 per person


Is specific clothing required?

No specific clothing requirements – dress for the weather!


Do you have first aid on site?

We have qualified emergency first aiders on site.


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

• Souvenir gift & toy shop

• Restaurant & two takeaways

• Indoor & outdoor picnic seating

• Toilets, baby changing & disabled access toilets

• Indoor classroom area which can be reserved for lunch/bag drop

• £5 pocket money is plenty!


Are there disabled facilities?

We have disabled access throughout the Park including disabled toilet facilities. All animal areas are accessible. It should be noted that the deer train safari is not wheelchair accessible. We operate a “carers go free” policy.

What are your opening days and hours?

We are open 10am-5pm 7 days a week from February half term to October half term (closed mid-week in early March). Please see website for up-to-date details.


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

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Animal Welfare Bird of Prey Centre Crafts Historical Heritage Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Museums Outdoor Education Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Engineering Geography History Leisure & Tourism Science

Months Open: February March April May June July August September October November


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