Basic CMYKWe offer unique educational visits for pre−school, first school and foundation stage to Key Stage 2 children to find out about healthy living, farming, animals and the countryside.

These days out can help you deliver key areas of the curriculum – science, citizenship and design Our Animal Park is perfect for close-up animal encounters with rabbits, lambs, alpacas, pigs and more.

We also have growing plots where classes can grow their own vegetables, and access to the Farm opens the world of lambing, milking and farming activities.

At the bottom of this page you will find details of all our sessions but we can also tailor our offer to suit the needs of your school. Please contact us for a discussion.

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Teachers can come on a free taster visit to see our facilities – please contact us for details.

Entry Charges (for one educational session)

Directed visits

£8.00 per child (5-10)

£5.00 per child (11-35)

£4.50 per child (36-70)

£4.00 per child (71+)

(teachers & helpers free)

 

includes 2 activities – (choose from our activities options)

 

Additional activities are £1 per child

 

non-directed school visits

 

£4.50 per child (5-10)

£3.50 per child (11-35)

£2.50 per child (36-70)

£2.00 per child (71+)

(teachers & helpers free)

 

Special sensory visits for schools or groups with high needs

Plenty of FREE on site parking!

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For further details or to book a school visit please contact the Animal Park & Gardens:

01305 215003 or email events@kmc.ac.uk

A selection of our KS1 and KS2 Educational Sessions

The entry charge includes access to the Animal Park and Gardens and one educational session. The sessions usually last for around 45 minutes, leaving the rest of the day free to explore the gardens, walk around the lake, complete the nature trail, meet the animals in the Animal Park and play in the play area.

Additional educational sessions are £1 per child per session.

Nature Detectives

children_in_gardens_animal_park_mediumTake a guided walk around the lake and gardens looking out for mini beasts, birds and mammals. Explore their habitats and why they are living where they are.

Curriculum links- QCA Units:

Science 2B- Plants and animals in the local environment

Science 4B- Habitats

Location – Animal Park, gardens and around the lake

Group size – 20 max

Length of activity – Approx 45 minutes

Food from the Farm Talk

children_with_egg_animal_park_mediumChildren will investigate where their food comes from and how it gets from the farm to their plates.

Depending on the time of year, children may be able to collect chicken eggs and have a look at different crops growing.

Curriculum links- QCA Units:

Citizenship 02 – Choices

Science 2A – Health and growth

Science 3A- Teeth and eating

Animals - Their Needs and Us

children_with_cows_animal_park_mediumThis activity starts with a introductory talk on animal needs and our responsibilities towards them.

You will then be taken on a guided walk around the Animal Park, meeting the animals and discovering what they eat, where they live and how they are cared for.

There may also be a chance to stroke and feed some of the animals.

Curriculum links- QCA Units:

Citizenship 03- Animals and us

Science 4B- Habitats

Science 5B- Life Cycles

Location – Animal Park

Group size – 15 max

Length of activity – Approx 45 minutes

Growing Food

children_growing_plots_animal_park_mediumChildren will come and learn about growing their own food and the things plants need to grow. They will be able to get their hands dirty with some gardening in the schools vegetable plots at the Animal Park, planting fruits and vegetables.

Curriculum links- QCA Units:

Science 1B- Growing plants

Science 3B- Helping plants grow well

Location – Animal Park

Group size – 10 max

Length of activity – Approx 45 minutes

New arrivals- visit the lambing sheds (March only)

lambs_animal_park_mediumThis is a lovely time to visit Kingston Maurward and meet the newest arrivals. If you are very lucky you may even see a lamb being born.

Curriculum links- QCA units:

Science 5B- Life cycles

Citizenship 03- Animals and us

Location – Stinsford Farm (on Kingston Maurward estate, 2 minute walk from Animal Park)

Group size – 20 max

Length of activity – Approx 45 minutes

Staying Safe in the Countryside

countryside_code_logo_college_mediumWe take you on a guided walk around Stinsford Farm and the surrounding countryside, teaching the children how to safely enjoy the environment and pointing out the possible dangers.

We will look at farm animals and wildlife, walking through farm land, farm machinery, barns and other dangerous places on a farm, the Countryside Code and the weather.

Curriculum links – QCA Units:

Citizenship 04 – People who help us – the local police

Citizenship 08 – How do rules and laws affect me?

Citizenship 09 – respect for property

Science 2B – Plants and animals in the local environment

Location – Stinsford Farm and nearby fields and footpaths.

Dairy Farming

close_up_dairy_cow_animal_park_mediumPupils will be taken on a walk up to the cow sheds and dairy to learn about dairy farming and milk. This is a great opportunity to get close to the cows and learn about the dairy process.

Curriculum links- QCA units:
Citizenship 03- Animals and us
Science 2A- Health and growth
Science 3A- Teeth and eating

Location – Higher Dairy, 10-15 minute walk from Animal Park

Independent Visit

children_with_donkey_animal_park_mediumSchools are welcome to visit the Animal Park and Gardens to carry out their own activities and studies. Nature trails and quizzes are available on request. If you would like some information and help when booking your independent visit, please call our Education Officer on 01305 215003.