Educational visits

Sometimes there is no better way to learn than getting out of the classroom and giving children and young adults a real-life working farm experience. We have experience in hosting educational visits, ranging from nursery and pre-school days out to more structured curriculum-linked options for older pupils, covering a range of topics.

Choose from

Life cycles: Lambing time The chicken and the egg.
Geography:  Up on the Downs.

We have also organised days for students at both A-level and degree level, covering subjects such as business management, farm diversification and retail marketing and branding.

Our school and nursery visits are competitively priced, allowing one free adult for every paying child to help ensure maximum supervision during your day out. Our packages for older students are flexible, and we are happy to work with you and your requirements.

To find out more, or to make a booking and arrange your pre-visit/risk assessment, please email the office on, or call 01273 488450.

Download the school visit booking form.

Download the nursery visit booking form.

Download the advice for teachers from the HSE on avoiding ill health at open farms.

Click on the link below Linking Environment And Farming and enjoy a virtual farm walk learning about farming

Visit Santa at Spring Barn Farm- discounted rates for school and nursery groups!

NEW enchanting Winter Wonderland Walkway and Santa’s Toyshop for 2014!

The elves will be ready to meet you with a warm toddy and Christmas cookie, and then lead you to wander through the glittering festive scenes, all the way to see Santa! He will be waiting by his cosy fire to meet you all and hear your Christmas wishes! Then take your Golden Ticket to the Elves Toyshop and choose your special Christmas gift.

Don’t forget all the fun of the farm too, with meet the animals and fantastic indoor play!

Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule up at the North Pole and will be here ready to meet school and nursery groups on the following dates:

  • Mon 1st-Fri 5th Dec.
  • Mon 8th-Fri 12th Dec.
  • Mon 15th-Wed 17th Dec.

Pre booking will be essential, we will also have a lovely heated room for lunchtime on request (please advise at time of booking). To find out more, or to make a booking and arrange your pre-visit/risk assessment, please email the office on, or call 01273 488450.

Booking forms are available to download here, please note this rate is available only for school and nursery groups (minimum of twenty children):

Nursery Santa Experience Booking Form

School Santa Experience Booking Form

Farmyard Fun in the SUN!

Farmyard Fun in the SUN!

COMING SOON.....We will soon be launching our Summer Holidays schedule, complete with new activities! Get ready for lots of Farmyard Fun in the SUN!

Halloween Spooktacular Half Term

Halloween at Spring Barn Farm

A half-term full of Halloween fun, those of a nervous disposition needn't worry – it’s all ‘not scary, just spooky’!

Meet Santa on the farm

Father Christmas at Spring Barn Farm

Join us for a magical Christmas down on the Farm this December. Visit Santa in his stable, and tell him what you would like for Christmas. A lovely present for everyone who has been good this year!

Lambing time at the farm

Lambing time at the farm

Come and see the lovely lambs and their mums here at the farm. You may even get the chance to help bottle feed one of the orphans!

May Half Term is Pirate Week!

May Half Term is Pirate Week!

Join us for nine days of Pirate fun on the farm from Sat 24th May- Sun 1st June. Get those eye patches and pirate hats out get ready for some FUN arggghhhh!