10am - 6pm
We hope you will consider Finkley Down Farm for your visit.
Many nurseries, pre-schools, primary and junior schools come back year after year, as there is plenty to see and do whatever your chosen topic, and makes a great end of term reward.
There's lots of hands on learning with children able to touch and feed the animals. Check out our daily Activities timetable which the children can join in on the visit.
Finkley Down Farm offers a choice of activities for Pre-School and Key Stage 1 pupils.
You may choose to spend the day with our Education Guide with the use of our classroom as your base for the day. During our guided tour you learn about the animals, why they are farmed, their diet and the different farm buildings. After your tour you choose from a variety of activites, these have been chosen to extend and enhance children's learning and understanding of farm animals.
The range of acivities offered enables you to tailor the day to the educational needs of your group. Options include: an animal encounter for your group, Pony grooming, Egg Collecting, Rabbit handling, Chick handling or Rodent Handling.
After lunch, which can be taken as a picnic or in the classroom during inclement weather, there are further opportunities to learn through den building, co-operational sand play in our large sandpit, or experience physical challenge in our adventure play area.
We have employed a teacher to write our Education pack which we provide free of charge. It includes a range of classroom based activities to support and extend the children's learning in all areas of the curriculum.
The visit may only be for one day, but the learning can continue all week.
Call for further information and other options.
Click here to download our Visit Programme
Self guided tours
Alternatively, you may wish to conduct your own tour and enjoy our touch, learn and interact sessions that are open to the public.
Pre-booked groups of 15 paying persons will get the following discount rates:
|Senior Citizens / NUS Students||£7.50|
|Children (aged 2 - 16 years)||£6.95 (£7.95 with guided tour)|
One adult is admitted FREE for every 5 paying children as part of a group booking.
We will issue you with an invoice on arrival based on the actual number of admissions. Group leaders can then make en-bloc payment, and will be given day pass stickers to take back to the coach to stick on children, who can then fast track through the entrance.
To check for availability and book please telephone 01264 324141.