As one of the only farm sanctuaries in the UK with a dedicated education programme, we take public engagement and compassionate learning seriously.
We believe that rescue alone is not the solution. To create a better future for all animals, we must identify the problems facing them, raise awareness of their plight, and encourage others to make more informed and compassionate lifestyle choices, which will make animal cruelty obsolete.
About our education programme
Someone not something
Working closely with schools, community groups, and the public, we provide opportunities for visitors of all ages to make a meaningful connection with our residents, with the aim of reshaping perceptions of so-called “farmed” animals and driving positive change across all generations.
Information is key
We do not use graphic depictions of cruelty or disturbing content to get our message across. Instead, we present well-researched and reliable information in a way which is accessible to everyone. We focus on positive side of rescue, allowing people to build a rapport with the animals and see them as individual sentient beings.
We know that a visit to our sanctuary has literally changed the public perception of farmed animals as well as influencing visitor lifestyle choices to be more compassionate and sustainable. We also invest in the next generation by working with children as young as 2 years old, as well as vulnerable children and young adults.
Meet our Education Manager
Visitor & Education Manager Abby has been part of the Goodheart Team since 2020. Abby previously worked with birds of prey and large cats before joining Goodheart. As well as a BSc(Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, she also holds an MSc in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law.
Having worked closely with our rescued residents, Abby has an excellent knowledge of our animals and loves sharing her passion with visitors.
Outdoor Education Area
To support our educational offering, we have created a dedicated Outdoor Education Area to complement our Indoor Classroom. Together, these areas are used to immerse our visitors in sanctuary
life and the natural world, where they can learn about topics such as animal husbandry and welfare, native ecology, conservation and sustainability.
Our educational offering
Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary is a tranquil 92-acre site based outside Kidderminster in Worcestershire. Visitors can learn all about farm animal husbandry, welfare, and what it takes to be a top-notch animal sanctuary in the UK! You’ll also get to meet and interact with our rescued residents in our beautiful sanctuary surroundings.
Want to learn more about animals? We have a variety of fun and engaging online resources to help you get informed. From our Lunchtime Learning YouTube Series right through to Animal Fact Sheets, there are learning resources to suit all ages.
Home to over 300 rescued animals, our sanctuary is the perfect place for a primary school or secondary school trip. We can offer bespoke tours depending on your requirements and learning objectives.
Email Our Education Manager Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about visiting Goodheart.