We 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)
Schools- £3 per child, teachers/helpers free
Nursery/pre-school – Children 3 and under free, teachers/carers £3
Plenty of FREE on site parking!
'We all had a really good day. We will come back again’
‘It was very helpful having Gill to meet us and organise our visit.’
‘An excellent visit. Very friendly staff – great with children. Thank you.’
Weymouth primary school
‘We had a fantastic time and learned lots. It was great seeing the lambs being born too!
Thanks for a lovely day.’
Reception class Blandford
'We absolutely loved the day.’
Primary school, Wareham
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.
For further details or to book a school visit please contact our Education Officer
Take a guided walk around the lake and gardens.
Food from the Farm Talk
Children will investigate where their food comes from and how it gets from the farm to their plates
Animals - Their Needs and Us
This activity starts with a introductory talk on animal needs and our responsibilities towards them.
Children will come and learn about growing their own food and the things plants need to grow.
Art in the Garden
This is a great chance for children to really explore the Animal Park and Gardens, looking at different shapes and colours.
Tractor Trailer Ride
Jump on board….this is a great way to see the beautiful grounds of Kingston Maurward.
New arrivals- visit the lambing sheds (March only)
This is a lovely time to visit Kingston Maurward and meet the newest arrivals
Staying Safe in the Countryside
We take you on a guided walk around Stinsford Farm and the surrounding countryside
Pupils will be taken on a walk up to the cow sheds and dairy to learn about dairy farming and milk.
Schools are welcome to visit the Animal Park and Gardens to carry out their own activities and studies