Roves Farm Visitor Centre Wiltshire
Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7QG
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Environmental Studies | Food and Nutrition | Geography | Science | Educational Tours | Adventure Playgrounds | Animal Welfare | Farms | Ecology & Green Awareness | Outdoor Education | Walking Tours | Wildlife and Nature Reserves | Conservation | Biology | Animal Experiences
What we offer on a school trip
Educational visits are tailored to cover the topics and learning outcomes appropriate to you.
Our visitor centre facilities and experienced staff make an ideal safe place for schools to visit. We will help you and your class to expand your knowledge, gain hands on experiences, put classroom theories into practice and most of all have fun!
Our animal areas house a variety of friendly pet animals that can be fed and handled on every visit. As a working farm we also have a range of commercial animals including sheep, Gloucester Old Spot pigs, Sussex cattle and Highland cattle. Learning about these animals, their welfare and purpose, can be incorporated on a tractor ride exploring the farm.
We are passionate about teaching and showing people of all ages where their food comes from; from rearing the animals in the fields to the end food product in the farm shop. With our new farm shop opening in 2017 stocking our very own beef, pork and lamb, we have the perfect facility for showing children the whole process from the animals on the farm to the food on their fork.
Other features of the farm that can be explored on a guided walk or tractor ride include woodlands, ponds and wetlands, River Cole, flower rich meadows, grass field margins and wild bird covers. These habitats are a haven for a diverse array of wildlife and offer many exciting learning opportunities every season relating to farming, the environment and countryside.