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Farm visits to Schools
 
If you can't come to us, we can come to youExpression of Interest form
 
Farmer Gow's is happy to bring farm animals to your establishment so that you and your children can enjoy some wonderful 'hands on' experiences.  Please note that the maximum we can travel is 1 hour from the farm.
 
30 minute - 6 hour visits, depending on your establishment size and location - from £100 + VAT.
 
We offer three different levels of farm visit ~
 

Small

 
Farm animals

 

chicks and chickens 
turkeys, geese and ducks (seasonal)
 
Activities
 
 
 
chick, chicken, duck, turkey handling
egg collecting and boxing
colouring and quiz sheets
 
Staff / Timings
 
 
one member of farm staff
suitable for up to 2 hours
 
Cost
 
 
 
from £100 + VAT
Please complete and email us an Expression of Interest form to enable us to provide an accurate quotation.
 

Medium

Small plus ~
Farm animals
 
2-4 goat kids and/or lambs
 
Activities
 
 
 
bottle and hand feeding of goats kids and/or lambs - up to 30 bottles available
goat and lamb walking
 
Staff / Timings
 
 
one member of farm staff
suitable for up to 4 hours
 
Cost 
 
 
 
 
 
 
£40 discount - if your school books both a School Trip and Farm Visit this year.  We will discount the 2nd booking by £40.
from £150 + VAT
Please complete and email us an Expression of Interest form to enable us to provide an accurate quotation.
 

Large

Medium plus ~
Farm animals
 
 
4-6 lambs and/or goat kids
piglets
 
Activities
 
 
 
up to 70 milk bottles for feeding the lambs and kids
'Name the Piglet' competition
goat and lamb walking
 

Staff / Timings

 

two members of Farmer Gow's staff
suitable for up to 6 hours
 
Cost
 
 
 
 
 
 
£40 discount - if your school books both a School Trip and Farm Visit this year.  We will discount the 2nd booking by £40.
from £230 + VAT
Please complete and email us an Expression of Interest form to enable us to provide an accurate quotation.
 
Quotation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

 

Once we receive your Expression of Interest form we will 'phone you to chat through your ideas and get a clear understanding of your needs and aims. 

We will email you a quotation and a proposed programme of activities.  Please confirm the visit by email.

You will be invoiced on visit day. 

Please note ~ a huge amount of preparation work is required to take farm animals off a farm for a visit, including disinfection procedures and a special licence from DEFRA. 

Animal welfare regulations also limit our Farm to School service to 1 hour's driving time from Farmer Gow's.  Please check google maps - our postcode is SN7 7PR - if you are unsure how far you are from us.

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We will arrive in the farm's Toyota truck (and for bigger events/groups - with 12'  long livestock trailer).  Please provide an outdoor working area, accessible by the truck, approximately 8m x 6m. 

The truck holds equipment which will be required during the visit.  Truck access is therefore very important. 

If an indoor area is preferred we will require a working area of approximately 6m x 6m.  But please advise us of this - it will take extra time to set up indoors and we will be restricted in the number and variety of farm animals that we can bring.  Indoor areas are really only suitable for small groups of under 30 children.

You are responsible for disinfecting indoor/hard standing areas prior to our arrival and after the visit.  We recommend plastic sheeting or equivalent for indoor working areas.  Disinfection not required on grassed areas.

Supervision
 
 
 
 
 

Farmer Gow’s staff will manage the farm animals.  

Your establishment will be responsible for supervising children visiting the stand. Farmer Gow’s will provide colouring sheets and questionnaires for the children plus farm brochures with discount vouchers for parents.

Email
 
 

Send your Expression of Interest form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 


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