School & Pre-school trips

Suitable for up to approximately 120 children

Trips for pre-schools and primary schools usually run from 10am to 2.30pm and can be tailor-made every time. We work closely with teachers and group leaders to ensure we understand what they want their pupils to experience and, where possible, try to link in with which curriculum topics are being taught in school at the time. Teachers and group leaders who wish to do a site visit prior to their arrival are very welcome to book an appointment to be shown around the park for planning and risk assessment, free of charge.

On the day of your visit, your time at Manor Farm Park & Woodlands can be either self-led or guided by one of our farm leaders. In the morning, one of our team will meet you from the coach car park and escort everyone to a private room which is yours for the day. After a short briefing session, the children are grouped into teams of 20-30 people and belongings can be left behind safely. The day is broken up into four fun activities of around 40 minutes each and content can be themed around relevant school topics such as animal classification and animal habitats. For lunch you can either return to your private room or take a picnic to the woodlands or grassed areas. At the end of the day, you’ll be escorted safely back to the coach and each child receives ticket for a free return visit.

Pricing

A general visit costs £8 plus VAT per child aged two and above, including one free adult per six paying children plus an additional adult group leader. Children under two are free of charge.

Trips may be tailor-made and can include:

  • Small animal petting and an educational talk in our Animal Chat Room 
  • A self-led farm walk to view the larger animals in their paddocks
  • A visit to the owls in Hoots Hollows
  • Outdoor free-play at the Fort Adventure Playground 
  • Indoor free-play in the heated Indoor Play Barn

Activities may be subject to weather conditions - in poor weather, alternative activities will be suggested. 

Optional extras

From an additional £1 plus VAT per child aged two and above, school trips can include one of the below:

  • Fun facts about owls and owl stroking.
  • Woodland fun - choose from a wide range of activities such as den-making, a treasure trail, a habitat-walk, campfire building, woodland games and story time.
  • Theme days, for example pirates or super heroes.

Any children under two years of age are free of charge. Please download our 'Schools & Groups Options 2018' pdf at the bottom of this page. 

Curriculum focus

We offer themed school trips focused around a curriculum-based topic for either half a day or the full day:

  • History Day – additional £3 plus VAT per child aged two and above. Immerse the children in a full day focused on a topic such as the stone age, iron age or Vikings. Based in our woodland area, our history days are fun, engaging and educational.
  • Nocturnal animals & birds – additional £1.50 plus VAT per child aged two and above. Children spend half a day enjoying a range of interesting activities designed to teach them about habitats, sensory adaptation, survival and diet. Incudes an opportunity to meet the farm’s nocturnal creatures.
  • Science session – additional £1.50 plus VAT per child aged two and above. An exciting half-day session exploring animal habitats, food chains, adaptation, identification and classification of plants and animals, flora and fauna surveys, biodiversity studies, plus germination, pollination and seed dispersal. Includes an opportunity to meet the farm’s many species of birds, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates.

Forest School Taster Day

From £100 plus VAT for up to 30 children aged two and above. Any additional children £4 per head. Includes one free adult per six paying children plus an additional adult group leader. Children under two are free of charge.

Gather around the fire circle, play games to explore the woodland, make rustic crafts, build a den, balance on the rope course and then either cook on the campfire or take time out with a picnic.

Our Forest School Taster Days run from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday during term time. A member of our team greets your group on arrival and walks you down to our Forest School woodland. After a woodland safety briefing around the campfire, your Forest School experience begins and includes four activities lasting around 30-40 minutes each.

Ideal for building confidence and self-esteem, our Forest School Taster Days feature lots of imaginative play and can be themed to suit your school topics. For prices and more information please call Suzanne on 07773 816877. Alternatively telephone our main reception on 01509 852525 or email [email protected].

Contact Us

If you’re thinking of bringing a school trip to Manor Farm Park & Woodlands please call Suzanne on 07773 816877. Alternatively telephone our main reception on 01509 852525 or email [email protected].