|Location(s)||Rand, Market Rasen LN8 5NJ|
|Key Stages||EYFS, KS1, KS2|
|Fees||Please contact us with details of your requirements|
|Administration Service||Administered by the provider|
More about this Workshop/Service and the Provider
Educating children is extremely important to us at Rand Farm Park.
As a school you can choose our ‘Hire an Incubator’ outreach programme, stay on a residential trip or visit us for a day. Either way, you’ll find us extremely educational, informative and “hands on”.
Lots of schools visit Rand Farm Park every year, and return again and again. That’s because we make learning about farming, food and the environment great fun!
As a working farm, we are able to provide year round baby animals for our full educational programme. Children will obtain a clear idea of where their food comes from and our experienced team will ensure you get the most from your visit.
To help you get started, we have produced a free Learning Pack. To obtain your free copy, please request this using the below ‘Obtain an E-Brochure’ form.
Meet our Farm Animals
On arrival, you will receive a timetable with all the daily activities including lamb or calf bottle-feeding, rabbit and guinea pig handling sessions, as well as plenty of baby animals to see.
For all schools we provide free bags of animal feed and all schools can board our tractor and trailer ride to look at animals outside in the paddocks (weather permitting).
In our chick hatchery, pupils can see the full egg to chick lifecycle, with plenty of interpretation to ensure the topic is brought to life.
We offer visiting schools a reduced fee for our “Incubators in Schools Scheme” if it’s booked as part of a day/residential visit.
Make butter and milk cows
We go beyond baby animals at Rand Farm Park. Children can watch cows being milked in the dairy, see how butter is made in the buttery and watch sheep shearing or spinning (when in season).
Plenty of Hand washing & Picnic Areas
We actively embrace the Farm Code of Practice and offer plenty of hand washing facilities across the farm to meet strict up-to-date hygiene regulations.
In addition, we offer schools inside and undercover areas for lunch.
Complying with DDA regulations, we have wide doorways, ramps and disabled facilities.
Indoor & Outdoor Play
As part of your visit, you are invited to use our indoor and outdoor play areas. From our 3 level play frame and the Astra slide to the outdoor Go Kart track, all comply with EEC safety standards.
Residential Courses for Schools
Give children a working farm life experience with our farm-stay residential packages. Individually tailored, our programmes will vary for each school or group staying with us depending upon their length of stay, the time of year, age of children and topics to be covered. We have been running Farm Residential Programmes since 2005 and our packages include accommodation, healthy meals, farm stay activities, insurance, supervision and lots and lots of fun! They are a true Rural Activity Break to learn more about “Food, Farming and the Environment”
Purpose built accommodation
Rand Farm Park offers farm stay holidays for schools and groups all year round, with a purpose built dormitory sleeping up to 32 children and 5 staff, a restaurant adjacent to the dormitory and new for 2015, a bigger and better onsite classroom.
The aim of Rand Farm Park Residential Courses is that children will hopefully gain a better understanding of farm life, why people continue to do it, where their food comes from as well as the effect upon our environment.
A tailored programme
All residential programmes are individually tailored on the farm. Whilst linked with the National Curriculum and delivered by our educational team, the activities are flexible enough to meet schools individual requirements.
With year round baby animals, children can bottle feed lambs or calves, hold new-born chicks, watch our dairy cows being milked or hand feed the many more animals in the farmyard.
Bringing back skills from days gone by, children can make butter in the buttery or spin wool on the yarn. And to make children more green fingered, we have a vegetable patch especially for our residential groups.
In addition to time spent at Rand Farm Park there are also external visits to other local farms and food producers, who specialise in their own particular type of farming, such as dairy, cheese making, etc.
During the evenings, activities are also planned and vary from ice-cream talks and tasting (always a favourite with the children), countryside nature walks, swimming, archery and more, with plenty of recreational time at the end of a busy day to wind down and enjoy all the activities and facilities at Rand Farm Park.
Our courses provide additional “hidden extras” that prove to be the greatest benefits such as team building, staying away from home in a safe environment and important social skills.
Come and have a look
We’d love to show you our fabulous facilities. If you haven’t been to Rand Farm Park before, call Kay Waring on 01673 858904 or email using the contact form below.
Availability & How to Book
We are ready to organise your special event for you and answer any queries you may have.
Please complete the enquiry form below and someone will get back to you.