Farmer For A Day
One of the most popular events held on the farm, children aged 8 to 10 get to go behind the scenes, off the paths and into the pens to experience a typical day on the farm.
Supervised by our qualified & DBS checked staff, Farmer For A Day begins with an orientation session at 10am. We’ll introduce children to the staff and volunteers they’ll need to know for the day, main farm buildings, facilities, and there will be a short Health & Safety briefing.
Then it’s wellies on (if they’re not already!) and time to head out to meet the animals! Children will spend the day doing various jobs around the farm including going inside the animal pens to do jobs such as collecting eggs, checking that animals have their food and water, and getting hands-on to help with the grooming as well which is always a great excuse for a bit of petting-time!
A fantastic day for children aged 8 or over. To ensure a great experience and for safety places are strictly limited.
Coming to Farmer For A Day?
Wear the right footwear as farms are muddy and bumpy, especially in the animal pens. Wellies are great but they can rub if you don’t wear them often – you may want to wear an extra pair of socks!
Dress for the conditions – If you’re getting the most out of your day then you will probably get wet and muddy! If it’s cold then having more thinner layers is better than thick ones.
Bring lunch as you’ll be on the farm all day from 10am-3pm. You may want to bring some money to spend in our tuck shop which sells sweets, crisps and drinks.
Got allergies? Make sure you (or your grown-up) lets us know, especially if you’re allergic to any of your pets.
Don’t worry – if you’re worried about how to handle an animal or what to do, just ask. There will be staff on hand and probably some of our Young Farmers around who do it all the time and will be able to show and teach you.