NEW FROM SEPTEMBER: NEW FARM YARD OPEN.
Our new £1 million, 50,000 sq ft farmyard openned in August. Seven new farm buildings designed with the visitor in mind. See the day to day workings of a modern farmyard including tractors and farm machinery during the working day. Other attractions include a milking parlour with regular milking demonstrations and a rare breeds barn. This is the first visitor centre of it’s type in the world! Download our risk assessment at the bottom of the page. Look for the schools pack downloads on the right hand side of this page under OTHER PAGES.
Visits in September & October: £4.95 per person
New Farmyard, Milking Demonstrations, Rare Breeds Barn, Piglets, Small Animal Petting, Animal Feeding, Ferret Racing & Guided Tour.
Visits in November & December: £3.95 per person
New Farmyard, Milking Demonstrations, Rare Breeds Barn, Piglets, Small Animal Petting, Animal Feeding, & Guided Tour.
All School groups receive one free adult entry for every 5 paying children, under cover picnic area and readmission to the farmyard and adventure playground throughout the day.
Cannon Hall Farm welcomes over 40,000 school children each year making it one of the region’s top educational attractions.
Our one-hour guided tour offers an illuminating educational experience designed to fulfil many of the requirements of the national curriculum.
Then the children can enjoy our Adventure Playground.
It’s one of the biggest and best in the region with over £400,000 of investment in the spring of 2011.
There are spectacular new pyramid towers and slides, a huge new space net, fantastic new climbing forest for the older children and an innovative new tube maze that will entertain kids of all ages and provide possibly the best game of hide and seek you’ve ever had.
For rainy days we have large purpose built undercover picnic areas.
We provide a quality and value for money experience in a package featuring plenty of animal interaction with lots of scope for work back in the classroom.
In 2005 we were awarded the title “Best Farm For Schools” in the UK.
A day at Cannon Hall Farm is full of possibilities for follow on work and a great investment in the future of your children.
Dozens of schools visit each year because they know we offer the best combination for schools, education and entertainment side by side.
We do all we can to make your visit run smoothly and be safe, fun and informative.
Your coach will be met in the car park by one of our tour guides who will tell you how your day has been organised and show you the picnic areas where you will be able to leave your packed lunches.
Our pre-ordering service for ice creams and souvenirs helps to keep your visit stress free – Tel 01226 790427. Prices are available in our down loadable schools pack.
SPECIAL AUTUMN OFFER FOR SCHOOLS FROM FIELD TO FORK-Helping children understand what’s in their packed lunch. Linking how your food is produced to the national curriculum. Farm guide stays with you throughout the day with exclusive use of one of our rooms. Arrive 10.30am, Classroom Activities 10.45 am, Lunch 12.00 noon, Tour 12.30pm Adventure Playground 1.30pm Depart 2.15pm ONLY £5.95 per party member. Available September-February.
Here’s what one of our 2011 visitors had to say:
I would like to thank all the staff involved in today’s trip – from the first phone call to the guide Chloe that showed us round to the staff that worked in the canteen – thank you so much.
My class of energetic year 2s have said it was the best trip ever and I have to agree. Wonderful service, grounds and conditions for a safe and enjoyable environment. Thank you so very much for everything; the meet and greet and the sunflower seeds! Shelley First School will be back and I will be telling everyone I know how good it was.
Teacher at Shelley First
Now you can predict more accurately what the weather will be like for your visit
Please note HSE Books have withdrawn AIS23 – Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions. Information can now be obtained from Farming and Countryside Education
This website, developed by the farming charity LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), is a fun way to find out about agriculture and the environment, where you can see and hear about how food is grown with care for wildlife.
The Virtual Farm Walk covers crop and livestock farming, you can visit different parts of the farm, meet the animals, look at machinery, and two farmers are on hand to explain what is going on.
There are lots of things to do and activity sheets that can be downloaded.