Open Farm Fun Animal Experience
This is a real hands-on experience, loved by children and adults alike. Don’t worry if it’s raining there’s lots undercover too and plenty of free parking.
Come and meet our animals - including pygmy goats, our Kune-Kune Pigs, reptiles, bunnies and guinea pigs, plus lots lots more! Why not have a donkey ride, feed the lambs, play on the tractors and new go-karts, let off steam in the straw barn and then wander down the paddocks. We also have a daily itinerary running all year round.
The farm staff will always be on hand to introduce you to many of our animals and will happily answer any questions you might have.
All in all we are home to more than 120 animals, some of which are unusual rare breeds rarely seen. Wander around and you’ll see there is lots more to enjoy. Guaranteed to bring to smile to everyone’s face. View our picture gallery on the Open Farm page.
ou’ll love our Straw Barn. There’s fresh, sweet smelling fresh straw to delight in, a wooden adventure set to climb, clamber, swing high, slide down and hide under and there’s huge tractor wheels to bounce about on. And just opposite is a lovely picnic spot, should the Cumbrian sun grace us with her rays.
Meet Our Animals
You can meet, pet, groom and even feed our farm animals, from towering alpacas to tiny pygmy goat kids to our very handsome bearded dragon. You can also get up close and personal with our farm pets, from cute guinea pigs to super fluffy rabbits.
The farm staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and will always be on hand to introduce you to many of our animals and will happily answer any questions you might have.
All in all we are home to more than 120 animals, some of which are unusual rare breeds rarely seen. Wander around and you’ll see there is lots more to enjoy and our friendly staff are always on hand to help assist and answer queries. Guaranteed to bring to smile to everyone’s face.
Meet some of our animals below:
Greenlands Open Farm
THE OPEN FARM IS BACK OPEN
Pre booking is essential due to rstricted numbers on the Open Farm
Telephone 01524 784184 opt 3 to book
This is a real hands-on experience, loved by children and adults alike.Don’t worry if it’s raining there’s lots undercover too and plenty of free parking.
Come and meet our animals - including pygmy goats, our Kune-Kune Pigs, reptiles, bunnies and guinea pigs, plus lots lots more! Why not have a donkey ride, feed the lambs, play on the tractors and new go-karts, let off steam in the straw barn and then wander down the paddocks.
We also have a daily itinerary running all year round - Farm Itinerary
And remember, our Open Farm annual pass is available - Greenlands Farm Annual Pass
Donkey ride licence
Mr Roger Mason Greenlands Farm Village
This licence is operative from 13th September 2019 - 12th September 2021
Licence number 051791
Open Farm Gallery
Greenlands Educational Visits
Why choose Greenlands for your educational trip?
At Greenlands Farm Village, we believe it is fundamentally important children understand about the food they eat and the effect farming has on their lives. We want their experience at Greenlands Farm to be fun, and one that they will never forget.
Here at Greenlands, we pride ourselves on the full hands on leaning experience we offer, which provides a stimulating and versatile outdoor classroom experience. The majority of our Open Farm is undercover, so you can experience a wonderful educational trip, whatever the weather!
As members of Farms for Schools, we encourage schools to link with the curriculum. We are more than happy to help you get the best out of your visit.
When booking, please talk to us about your requirements, our Education Team is here to work with your school or group to deliver a fun, exciting and interactive learning experience, with some fresh air and exercise thrown in.
We can tailor your trip to include anything you like, including:
- Full farm tours
- Time in our PlayBarn
- Seed planting
- Donkey rides
- Paddock tours
- Farm based crafts
- Farm games
- Lamb feeding (seasonal)
- Visits to Father Christmas (seasonal)
- And more…
Curriculum Based Approach for all ages
Greenlands Open Farm offers fantastic facilities for educational visits and we can offer a wide range of curriculum based activities for all ages. We can cover a wide range of subjects to all levels from Pre School, Early Years and Key Stage1 all the way up to A Level Studies, and we can tailor make your trip to cover subjects you are covering in your curriculum.
Examples of workshops we can offer:
- Where does our food come from?
- The story of birth and growth
- Caring for Animals
- Habitats and environments
Lunch, snacks, souvenirs & drinks:
Children are welcome to bring their own packed lunch. We have clean areas both inside and outside where they can eat. We also have a cafe that sells hot and cold food, ice creams, snacks and drinks. There’s also a shop where you can get a souvenir of your visit.
Farm to You - a Flexible alternative
Here at Greenlands Farm Village, we are passionate about educating children, and we know it isn’t always easy, or possible to take a whole class or school out on a school trip. So save the cost and worry of a coach trip, let us bring all the enjoyment and experience of the farm to you.
- We can provide a memorable interactive and educational farm visit to your school or nursery.
- We offer children the chance to see, touch and learn first-hand about animals in structured encounter sessions, suitable for all ages and abilities.
- Each visit can incorporate different activities to suit your requirements to support and bring to life areas of the school curriculum and preschool learning.
We can offer anything from coming in for assemblies, school fairs, half days or full days and we can bring with us a variety of animals.
Pupils can experience this safe hands-on approach to the natural world in the comfort and security of their own classroom. Bringing animals into the classroom is unique and will enhance many curriculum topics. We are happy to structure the animal encounters to bring to life any particular subjects you may be teaching.
Greenlands Farm Village are highly flexible and will be happy to work with you to create the perfect experience for your Nursery, Preschool and school needs. If you’re looking for something specific, we would love to hear from you.
How to Book
At Greenlands Farm Village, we make it as easy as possible to book your group visit or school trip. Do please book as soon as possible, however, as we do limit numbers on busy days.
Reserve a date first by filling out the booking form ONLINE
Alternatively, call 01524 784184 or email us at email@example.com to check availability.
Please indicate whether it is a group or school package you would like to book, along with your preferred dates.
We do have a General Risk Assessment, but group leaders and teachers can visit Greenlands Farm prior to their visit to complete their own risk assessment.
Once your booking has been confirmed, Greenlands Accounts will send you an invoice for the full cost of your trip.
Please ensure that this is paid for in full before the date of your trip to avoid any delays on the day.
And finally, enjoy your day out! Please read our Farm Rules Information pages on our website to obtain the most from your visit.
Please note that socks must be worn in The PlayBarn, and sensible shoes should be worn on the Open Farm.
Would recommend this to everyone. We went with 41 nursery children and had an amazing day, the staff couldn’t do enough for us and I can not wait to come back with my own son. Thank you for a great day.
Laura Davidson, Newton Primary School
Our children had a fantastic day and particularly enjoyed the hands on approach that your staff gave them when learning about your different animals. They particularly loved stroking the piglets, holding your snake and seeing Pascal catch a fly with his long tongue. All the children loved grooming your cow and donkey and cooling down after fun in the PlayBarn with a delicious ice-cream!
Susie Hill, Lancaster Road Primary School