School trip to Fairytale Farm
Mixing classic fairy tales, animals and adventure play, children will love Fairytale Farm. With their exciting adventure playground, an enchanted walk with a surprise around every corner and a chance to meet the amazing animals, there is so much to see and do. It is a sensory and learning wonderland for all the family.
Race a rubber duck along the pump-powered waterway or see a family of mice going about their daily business in a beautifully crafted indoor model village. Where else can you meet mermaids, rabbits, sleeping beauty, alpacas, rheas, sea horses, ducks, chickens and magic?
And make some time for the Beanstalk Café, serving freshly ground coffee, locally baked cakes and home made meals.
Join the increasing number of schools visiting them by organising your next school visit to Fairytale Farm.
They offer an exciting and informative day for children. Their attractions are largely outdoors, supporting the value of outdoor experiences for children’s learning and development.
As their name suggests there is a fairytale theme throughout the farm so not only can children meet, feed and handle the animals, encounter the countryside and learn about everything from habitats and animal characteristics to mothers and babies, they can explore the fairytale-themed setting. Most of the attractions are interactive and informative and most link in with literacy, maths, science and topic work for EYFS and KS1, as well as being fun! They are happy to collaborate with teachers to provide topic worksheets, workshops, talks and Q&A sessions.
Their attractions include:
- A wide range of farm animals, some of which can be fed by the children
- Smaller domestic animals to handle
- Indoor Mouse Town
- Sand Pit
- The Enchanted Walk, encompassing fairytale displays, which include Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, many of which have buttons which activate sensory experiences
- Water Play
- Activity Panels
- A Sensory Garden
- and much more besides.
Their farm animals include alpacas, rabbits, ponies, pigs, goats, donkeys, rheas and an assortment of farm birds. They also have play and picnic areas, a cafe which is open every day and a small shop.
Structured or free-form visits – your choice!
They offer two different options for school visits: either a structured tour programme (if arranged in advance) or a free-form day. These visits are available most days with prior notice.
If you choose the free-form visit, animal petting is included at the stated times on our ‘What’s on Today’ notice in our admissions area. Alternatively, with a structured tour the animal petting is incorporated into the agreed programme and will be exclusive to your group.
They also run seasonal school visits such as our Christmas Fairytale event, which includes a visit to Father Christmas and a present for every child.
Whatever your educational requirements, our Education Team is here to work with your school or group to deliver a fun, exciting and interactive learning experience, with some fresh air and exercise thrown in.
We advise you to make a pre-visit inspection. Please let their Reception Team know and they will be delighted to provide you with a pre-visit pass for this.