Visiting Mini Meadows Farm is a magical experience, but it is also educational. We welcome school visits and have the facilities and resources in place to ensure you have an enjoyable, educational and rewarding visit. (Please note that season passes cannot be used on school or pre-school trips).

Some of the benefits to schools of visiting Mini Meadows Farm include:

  • Provides a stimulating and versatile outdoor classroom
  • Teaches children in a direct, hands-on way about many important topics including nutrition, food production, sustainability and conservation
  • Creates interest and motivation that can be carried back to classroom activities
  • Has many links to the curriculum
  • Allows for physical exercise
  • Provides teachers with an opportunity for professional development in gaining farming and countryside knowledge, and experience of outdoor education

Visiting Mini Meadows Farm on a school trip has lots of benefits for pupils, including:

  • Gives children first-hand experience of farming and the countryside
  • Helps children understand where their food comes from
  • Shows children the importance of good husbandry
  • Increases children’s appreciation and understanding of the natural environment
  • Lays the foundation for a deeper awareness of food production
  • Promotes better understanding and appreciation of agriculture and rural affairs
  • Raises awareness of careers available in the countryside
  • Contributes to developing children’s social and personal skills
  • Improves social integration within the group

School visits to Mini Meadows Farm have lots of benefits to teachers and the pupils, but hosting a school visit also has lots of benefits for us too, including:

  • Sharing our expertise, experience and passion with the next generation
  • Connecting with our community and consumers
  • Showing what farmers do and helping to promote local food
  • Enjoying the children’s interest and enthusiasm and receiving positive feedback from schools
  • Educating teachers and other adults about farming and the countryside
  • Raising the profile of our farm to the benefit of other enterprises such as the coffee shop on site
  • Providing children with unique experiences, for example, holding a chick, bottle-feeding a lamb or climbing on a tractor
  • Encouraging children to think about working in the countryside