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: call 01524 784184 or email us at education@greenlandsfarmvillage.co.uk to check availability.
Please indicate whether it is a group or school package you would like to book, along with your preferred dates.

Alternatively, fill out the booking form ONLINE

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.

School Report

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

Open Farm

Open Farm

This is a real hands-on experience, loved by children and adults alike (and don’t worry if it raining there’s lots undercover).

Open Farm

 
The Loft Tearoom

The Loft Tearoom

A quaint, vintage style setting, offering deluxe champagne afternoon teas, homemade food and delicious fresh homemade cakes.

The Loft Tearoom

 
The PlayBarn

The PlayBarn

A place where babies, toddlers and older children can happily and safely climb, clamber, slide, swing and explore – whatever the weather.

The PlayBarn

 
Farm Shop

Farm Shop

Our Farm Shop is a happy collaboration between us and the wonderful suppliers who arrive with delicious, locally made produce.

Farm Shop

 
Artisan Village

Retail Village

In our Retail Village you will find a delightful range of fabulous local businesses, including our recently opened country barn.

Retail Village

 
Wellies Cafe

Wellies Cafe

Wellies Café is all about you relaxing with friends and family, enjoying good, locally-sourced home cooked fayre, served by friendly people.

Wellies Café

 
Parties & Groups

Parties & Groups

We offer open farm birthday parties for children and also cater for school visits from primary age through to A Level.

Parties & Groups

 
School Visits

Educational Visits

From primary to A-level, our site can host a range of curriculum based visits to suit all needs, including tours, activities, fun and games.

Educational Visits

 
Conferencing

Conferencing

Our conference rooms are convenient and competitively priced, with fantastic views, home cooked food, cakes, speciality teas and coffees.

Conferencing

 
 

Upcoming Events & News

For details of all our upcoming events and news about Greenlands Farm Village, please see our events page...

Meet Our Animals

Meet Our Animals

Read about each of our animals to learn more about their habits and what they eat. Pick which ones you would like to meet on your visit.

Our Animals

 
Greenlands Opportunities

Greenlands Opportunities

Greenlands Farm are a passionate dedicated team, and with so much to do, we are always looking for like-minded people to join us.

Greenlands Opportunities

 
History of Greenlands

History of Greenlands

Find out about the history of Greenlands and see if you can spot any of the original features when you come to visit the farm.

History of Greenlands

 
 

Reviews

"We came as a family in May when we were at Haven Lakeland park. We spent the full day here feeding lambs and cuddling the rabbits. We now have 2 rabbits at home our daughter loved them that much! She loved the large slide in the barn. We also had lunch in the cafe that was brilliant.
My mum then took us last weekend (July) to see Paw Patrol and have breakfast, followed by a full day on the farm. Yet again we loved it again and my mum was able to get around on her mobility scooter. The beach and the paddle pool was a brilliant etc. My daughter loves water.
All round brilliant day out! Would definitely come back again. Just need to try the afternoon tea in The Loft Tea Room now."

Annabelle Jade Hartley, July 2017

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