School Visits and Education

Our unique educational visits focus on active learning experiences from Foundation level to Key Stage 2. Pre-planned science-based activities are provided and run by dedicated staff, linking  directly to the key curriculum requirements.

Sessions will be developed with  specific learner needs in mind, as well as flexibility on arrival time, activity length and group size.

Session Content

Although science-based, every activity session will strive to embed English, maths and personal, social and health education (PSHE) skills. Communication and confidence will be encouraged and developed with the offer of full involvement for each and every child.

The students will have the opportunity to be hands-on or up close with many of the animals; with links to the farm, it is possible to visit the commercial side of the animal care industry, particularly with regards to dairy calves, chicks and lambs at particular times of the year (see activity list).

Our formal gardens, alongside the beautiful rural lakeside, offer the perfect area for nature walks and plant identification activities. Pond dipping can be arranged (for warmer weather!) and all suggestions for further events will be considered and organised a far as possible.

Full risk assessments are provided, although teachers are invited to conduct a pre-visit to the park for planning and assessment purposes.

Please see below for links to our pre-planned activity lists, or contact us for a discussion on 01305 215003 / laura.chatton@kmc.ac.uk

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2020 Prices

Directed visits

10-14 children – £7.00 each

15-29 children – £6.50 each

30-60 children – £6.00 each

(Max. booking 60 children on one day)

(teachers & helpers free)

Timetable:

10.00-10.20 10.20-11.10 11.10-11.40 11.40-12.30 12.30-13.00 13.00-14.00 14.00
Group A Arrival & Intro Activity 1

(staff-led)

Break Activity 2

(staff-led)

Lunch Animal Park/Estate exploration Depart
Group B Arrival & Intro Activity 2

(staff-led)

Break Activity 1

(staff-led)

Lunch Animal Park/Estate exploration Depart

Activities to choose from (x 2):

Animals Plants Farm Jurassic Coast / Dinosaurs Georgian History*
  • Guinea pig fishing
  • Meet a bird of prey
  • Pony grooming
  • Feed the pigs
  • Feed the chickens
  • Meet the pygmy goats
  • Meets the wallabies & rhea
  • Food chain game
  • Bug hunt / pond dipping
  • Garden scavenger hunt
  • Seed planting
  • Food chain game
  • Nature & plant ID walk
  • Food from the farm talk
  • Meet the lambs (March only)
  • Meet the calves (Sept-Dec only)
  • Dairy tour (£1 extra per child)
  • Dino digging
  • Fossil talk
  • Raptors of today (bird evolution)
  • What is the Jurassic Coast? Dig up the past.
  • History of Kingston Maurward talk
  • Architecture scavenger hunt
  • Lakeside trail

*Children are encouraged to wear Georgian costume

Self-directed school visits

6-14 children – £5.95 each

15-29 children – £5.50 each

30-79 children – £5.00 each

80+ children – £4.50 each

(teachers & helpers free)

Children under 1 free; teachers & helpers free

 

Special sensory visits for schools or groups with high needs

 

Plenty of free parking, but PLEASE REMEMBER:

COACHES SHOULD FOLLOW SIGNS FOR GARDENS AND ANIMAL PARK, NOT COACH PARK/EQUESTRIAN!

 

Further information: