Planning your day

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Plan your day: school & group visits

Here are some guidelines to help you plan your day and get the very best out of your trip to Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park.

Supervised visits
Unsupervised visits
Health & safety
Jimmy’s Farm Rules

Supervised visits

Arrival and Welcome

You can arrive at a pre-arranged time to suit you. Most groups tend to arrive around 10am.

Your coach will be met on the car park by our Education Team and you will be escorted to the Education Hub where all your belongings can be left, and a short Health and Safety talk will be given to the students.

Coach Driver Instructions & Vouchers

Explore and Learn

A member of the Education Team will lead you through your chosen activities and be on hand during lunch time if you have any requirements.

Depart

It’s sad to see you go, however most schools leave Jimmy’s Farm to be back in time for the end of the school day.  Your group leader will arrange for your coach to meet you on the car park, escort you to it and wave you goodbye.

Pre-Visits

We know that you want your school visit to be a success.  That’s why we offer pre-visits to group leaders so that you can get a feel for the Farm and plan your day in advance.  A Pre-Visit voucher will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.

Belongings and Storage

All belongings can be stored in our Education Hub so that the students do not need to carry anything with them during their visit.

Weather

We are an outdoor attraction and so it is essential that visitors are prepared. Please check the weather forecast before you come and bring/wear appropriate clothing and footwear for your visit.Please remember this is a farm and conditions can be changeable. We suggest footwear with good grip, waterproof coats, gloves, sun hats and sun block as appropriate.

Toilets

The Education Team will show you where the toilets are located. Please note that while out on the working Farm visitors must be accompanied at all times by a Jimmy’s Farm team member therefore if anyone in the group needs the toilet or to return to the Education Hub for any reason, the whole group will need to return.

Lunch

We usually return to the Education Hub for lunch.  This can be eaten inside the Hub, outside at the picnic tables or on the grass in our Orchard.  Please collect up all rubbish and take home with you so that our wandering peacocks do not try to eat it.

Why not sample a Jimmy’s Farm sausage and book a Meal Deal for £6.00 per person. Includes bread bun, Jimmy’s Farm sausage, chips, sauces and squash. We will endeavour to cater for all dietary requirements.

First Aid

Whilst school staff are responsible for their students’ first aid needs, the Education Team carry a small basic First Aid Kit with them.  If a serious incident occurs and further assistance is required, please notify your Education Team leader.

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Unsupervised Visits

Arrival and Welcome

On arrival the group leader should make their own way to the Farm & Wildlife Park hut, present proof of payment invoice or pay and get instruction concerning covered space to use as a base for the day. The hut will provide you with the padlock codes.

Explore and Learn

Remember to check the daily timetable on the Farm & Wildlife Park for times of all keeper talks and animal feeds. Enjoy your day exploring the Farm and Wildlife Park. Go on safari with the wallabies, experience the heat of the butterfly house or burn off energy den building or on the bouncy pillow.

Animal feed is available to buy from the Farm and Wildlife Park hut.

Pre-Visits

We know that you want your group visit to be a success.  That’s why we offer pre-visits to group leaders so that you can get a feel for the Farm and plan your day in advance.  A Pre-Visit voucher will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.

Belongings and Storage

All belongings can be stored in our Education Hub so that visitors do not need to carry anything with them during their visit.  Please see our health and safety guidelines regarding use of the Education Hub.

Weather

We are an outdoor attraction and so it is essential that visitors are prepared. Please check the weather forecast before you come and bring/wear appropriate clothing and footwear for your visit.Please remember this is a farm and conditions can be changeable. We suggest footwear with good grip, waterproof coats, gloves, sun hats and sun block as appropriate.

Lunch

Lunch can be eaten inside the Hub, outside at the picnic tables or on the grass in our Orchard.  Please collect up all rubbish and take home with you so that our wandering peacocks do not try to eat it.

Why not sample a Jimmy’s Farm sausage and book a Meal Deal for £6.00 per person. Includes bread bun, Jimmy’s Farm sausage, chips, sauces and squash. We will endeavor to cater for all dietary requirements.

First Aid

Whilst group leaders are responsible for their groups’ first aid needs. If a serious incident occurs and further assistance is required please notify a Jimmy’s Farm member of staff who will be able to assist you.

Toilets

Toilets are located close to the entrance of the Farm and Wildlife Park.

Education Programme
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Health and Safety

Pre-Visits

We recommend that once you have made a booking you visit the Farm to familiarise yourself with the layout and carry out your own risk assessment. A Pre-Visit voucher will be sent to you with confirmation of your booking.

Supervision

All children under the age of 16 should be supervised at Jimmy’s Farm including the play areas and shops and during lunch time.

Whilst supervised visits will be led by the Education Team, overall responsibility for the students will remain with the teacher(s) in charge.

First Aid

Whilst group leaders are responsible for their groups’ first aid needs. If a serious incident occurs and further assistance is required please notify a Jimmy’s Farm member of staff who will be able to assist you.

Public Liability

We have public liability cover, if you require a copy of this please click here.

*Add copy of public liability cover.

Allergies

We cannot guarantee that the animal feed has not come into contact with nut products.

At certain times of the year there are hazelnuts and sweet chestnuts present in the woods

Risk Assessments

Below you will find the general risk assessment covering the whole Farm and additional information on pond dipping and fire lighting. However, we do recommend that groups carry out their own risk assessments and we provide Pre-Visit vouchers to enable groups to do this.

Please ensure you read the risk assessments before you visit.

Education Hub

Please do not allow any member of your group to climb, step on, or jump over the straw bales. Please leave the Education Hub in a condition which you would expect to find it.

Pregnant Women

All pregnant women should avoid contact with sheep and lambs as infections such as toxoplasmosis and listeriosis can be passed from sheep to humans. This could harm the mother and her unborn baby’s health.

Pregnant woman should refer to the NHS website for clear advice before visiting any farm.

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Jimmy’s Farm Rules

Your safety is very important to us at Jimmy’s Farm.  To ensure you enjoy your visit with us we ask that you follow a few simple rules.

Wash your hands

After contact with animals it is important that you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water especially before eating any food.  We have wash stations positioned around the Farm and in the Education Hub as well as fully equipped toilets.

Cuts and Grazes

If you have any open wounds, cuts or grazes it is important to keep them covered to prevent against infection.

Moving Around the Farm

While out and about, especially on the Working Farm, please stay behind your group leader.

Fences

When on the Working Farm you may come across both barbed wire and electric fences. Please do not touch any fence unless told it is safe to do so by your group leader.

Animals

Please remember all animals can bite/peck. Please treat them with respect. In order to watch the animals behave naturally, visitors should be as quiet as possible. Please do not bang on windows, shout or make loud noises as this will frighten and scare the animals away.

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Pre-school, Nursery & EYFS
Primary schools
Secondary schools
Further education
Group visits
Special education needs
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We are just a couple of mins off the A12/A14...

Jimmy's Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2AR

Phone: 01473 604 206

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