Riggmoor Reindeer & Company Yorkshire
Fiddlers Green Farm Brimham Rocks Road, Hartwith, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3HB
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: English | Wildlife and Nature Reserves | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Field Studies | Farms | Equestrian Centres & Riding Schools | Bushcraft | Animal Welfare | School Workshops | Science | PSHE | PE (Physical Education/Sport) | Mathematics | History | Geography | Food and Nutrition | Environmental Studies | Animal
What are our Workshops like?
If there are various options, for instance for different key stages, or for different curriculum topics, then please write as many as you want to include. If you tailor each visit specifically to the needs of the group then please also mention this.
With each school visit we individually tailor the package so rarely are two packages the same.
We work closely with the teachers/organizers so you get the most from a visit.
As standard our animals include
Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ducks, Hens, Lambs, Goats, Calf, Mini Pony, Mini Donkey, Mini Pony, Alpaca and Adult Micro Pig along with one of our fiberglass milking goats.
We provide a background into the farm so students can get a feel for the setting pre visit
We are also able to provide worksheets for all age groups.
What we offer
We provide workshops that come into school with all the animals you would expect to find on both modern day and historical farms, along with a few more exotic animals depending on the time of year.
We are able to adapt a visit to suit your requirements, as we have no set structure to our visits and individually tailor each one.
We also offer the option to make food stuffs from the raw product we produce on farm and create a product that our students are familiar with in the grocery shop each week like Cheese, Bread, Burgers etc. We have been used as a great resource for school children of all ages covering a vast range of topics from where our food comes from, healthy eating, English literature , Habitats and many more.
Although we are predominantly animals we also cover all other aspects of farming
- Healthy lifestyle
- History of farming
- Understanding rural
- Food chains
- RE (Easter Harvest Christmas)
What makes us a great choice?
We come to you, saving having extra staff, classed as a normal school day, more parents can be invited in to school to get involved, no coaches to fund, one to one with the farmer, no packed lunches to bring in, full risk assessments and insurance included
We have no restricted days however we try to avoid visits on a Friday unless its more a fun visit rather than educational as we feel the children are starting to get ready for the weekend and don’t take in the key points we are brought in to show.
Accreditation and Awards
We are CEVAS Qualified and have just undertaken the Care farming training which will be assessed in May.
Group Sizes Catered For
We can cater for any number of children and work with you to provide the best package typically 40 per group works well.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We provide a farm portfolio, which is picture rich so the students get a good feel for the location pre visit
We provide generic worksheets as standard however we are happy to tailor the work sheets to each locations requirement.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
We have no restrictions on Photography or videos etc.
Education Officer Information
As we area family run business we don’t have specific roles however 99% of the time if you contact the office you will speak with Becky
Our full farm, full weekday visit costs just £350 + VAT + traveling
Not really we usually recommend a waterproof coat as we are outside and its fun and makes it feel more of a school trip if children can were wellington boots but not essential.
First Aid Information
One Member of staff is first aid trained
Just to say a huge thank you for a fantastic visit from you last Tuesday to Rosehill. Parents and children were buzzing still the following day having had such a great experience. Rosehill school
Thank you so much for the visit it was brilliant. The kids have not stopped talking about it and the parents have mentioned how they have talked about it at home too. The feedback from other staff members and children in other year groups has been overwhelming positive too. It was everything we wanted and more! Thank you so much I will definitely recommend you!" Becky Yarborough Academy.
Dearest Becky - An email to say A MASSIVE THANK YOU for the most awesome afternoon with your gorgeous menagerie of animals. All our children were just in awe of the Reindeer not to mention noisy Jenny the donkey! We all enjoyed the most unique and wonderful afternoon - so many thanks for this." Tracy Dixon Lower KS2 and Literacy Leader East Ardsley Primary School.
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