Educational & Group Visits

Group Visits

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 are lots of hands-on learning with children able to touch and feed the animals. One of our Farmers will take classes from Reception upwards on a Meet The Animals Tour of the farm, this can be based on any topics that you request. Details below. For Preschools and Nurseries, we have our usual daily programme of animal activities they can join in.

Meet The Animals Guided Tours

Arrive: 10:00AM
Time to use toilets and store lunch boxes in your class area.

Tour: 10:30AM
One of our Farmers will meet you for your tour, please let us know and we will try to accommodate your request.

Lunch: 12:00PM
Lunch can be taken as a picnic outside or eaten inside during inclement weather.

After Lunch
you are able to explore the rest of the farm. There are lots of indoor and outdoor play to enjoy.

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 Group Rates

Pre-booked groups of 15 persons will get the following discount rates:

One adult is admitted FREE for every 5 paying children as part of a group booking.

Person TypeGroup Entry Price
Adults£9.00
Children (Aged 2-16 Years)£9.00
Toddler (Walking)£3.00

We Offer:

  • Animal-based activities children can join in with.
  • Hands on experience of touching and feeding animals.
  • Active breeding programme with lots of baby animals for you to see.
  • Exciting playground with sandpit, trampolines, go-carts and ride-on tractors.
  • Free recce visit for teachers.
  • Handwashing facilities
  • Qualified First Aiders.
  • Somewhere to leave bags and lunch-boxes.
  • Gift shop with pocket money prices.
  • Tearoom for coffee, ice-creams etc.
  • Lots of picnic tables for lunch (tables in barn or tearoom if wet).
  • Fantastic classroom and on-site activity ideas.
  • Informed staff who are happy to answer any questions.
  • Free car and coach parking, Voucher for coach drivers.
  • Best time to visit – we have baby animals throughout the season. Spring and particularly Autumn term is the quietest.