In the farmyard

All farmyard activities can either be booked as a tour around the farmyard or as a workshop in the Oak Barn. Please select either tour or barn session on the booking form.

Caring for animals

Foundation and key stage 1 - 2
Allow 1 hour

Children will meet our farm animals and learn how we care for them within the context of a working farm. From fluffy chicks to statuesque shires, pupils will get up close and learn how we look after them. Through ‘hands on’ activities they will look at health, nutrition and growth and make the links between farm animals and the food we eat. In the spring and summer terms there may be opportunities to bottle feed a lamb or goat kid as part of the Oak barn session.

New life and growth (animal lifecycles)

Foundation and key stage 1 - 2
Allow 1 hour

This session encourages children to get up close to our animals and to learn keywords associated with adult and young farm animals and about their life processes. With a member of the farmyard team they will look at the differences and similarities between a range of farm animals and how they change as they grow. 

In the spring and summer terms there may be opportunities to bottle feed a lamb or goat kid as part of the Oak barn session.

Products and materials

Key stage 1 - 2
Allow 1 hour

This tour focuses on the link between the farm and the food we buy and eat. Pupils will learn about where food comes from, how it is processed and also learn about other natural resources such as leather and wool.

Tractor and trailer ride

Foundation and key stage 1 - 2
Allow 0.5 hour

This exciting trailer ride is a great way to explore the stunning landscape at Chatsworth. A member of our farmyard team will share stories about farming and daily life on the estate, whilst you enjoy the spectacular views.

Questions?

Please do not hesitate to email us or call us on 01246 565300 to discuss your visit and enable it to meet your curriculum needs.