Further Education trips & visits
Further Education trips at Jimmy’s Farm can help transfer what is learnt in tutorials into real life and the outdoor environment. It would complement your curriculum in science, food technology, business studies, literacy, art and child care. We can offer a hands-on approach within a safe, stimulating and engaging day programme.
Down on The Farm
A guided tour of the Working Farm where the pupils can get meet, feed and learn about our rare breed pigs, cattle and sheep.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Tour our vegetable gardens and get a feel for where our food comes from. Everything from rhubarb to garlic is grown by our wonderful gardener Sarah. Learn about the fruit and herbs grown on the farm and used in our kitchens.
A guided tour of the Wildlife Park where children will encounter animals from around the world. Meerkats to rhea, wallabies to crocodiles. The children will also have the opportunity to feed and touch some of the animals they meet such as guinea pigs, donkeys and goats.
Experience the heat of the jungle, see our free flying birds, come face to face with our crocodiles and see other reptiles from around the world. Maybe you will be lucky enough to stroke a snake or tickle a tortoise.
Visit our tropical butterfly house (March to October) and discover the lifecycle of the butterflies, stick insects and snails. Or head into the woods to hunt for mini beasts.
You too can Cook!
We can tailor a program to your needs. It could include – a tour of the Working Farm to see the live animals, an introduction to vegetables and plants grown and sold on the Farm and used in the restaurant. Have a go at sausage making and see the different raw meats and products on sale in the butchery. Why not include a talk from one of our chefs about catering as a career. Please discuss this when making your booking.
Discover the mystery of fire. Learn about the science behind fire and then put what you have learnt into practice by lighting your own small fire. Why not enjoy a hot lunch and have sausages cooked on an open fire to add to the experience?
For risk assessments and more detailed information, please see “Plan your day”.
Jimmy’s Farm as a Business
Learn how and why Jimmy and Michaela set up the Farm in 2002 and the way it has evolved since that time. Then tour the farm to explore the current farm finances, running costs, ethics, diversification, location and media influence.
Jimmy’s World of Work
Gain experience of different career types talk with employees about their jobs in their work environment at Jimmy’s Farm. Meet with the staff in their place of work and discuss qualifications, requirements, advantages/ disadvantages, income and how/ why they chose their career and what they enjoy about it. This section could fit well with “Jimmy’s Farm as a business” but also means that you see many elements of Jimmy’s Farm but also gain insight to the world of work.
Tales from the Nursery
Explore the various locations around Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park and discover the opportunities they provide to stimulate outdoor learning with young children. Understand the potential the outdoors can offer and consider what safeguarding issues would need to be addressed.
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