Online learning

We know that online learning is more important now than ever before, so that’s why we want to bring the learning experience of our sanctuary to you.

Animal sponsorship options

Meet the animals

We care for a variety of animals here a Goodheart Animal Sanctuaries, from the gentle giants (our Aberdeen Angus cattle) right through to our mischievous turkey duo, Colin & Susan.

Meet some of the wonderful animals who call Goodheart their home.

Lunchtime Learning Sessions

In these FREE 30-minute bitesize sessions, we cover important topics affecting animal and human populations, as well as the environment.

SESSION 1:

The Cheaper Food Paradigm

Covering some of the farming practices responsible for biodiversity loss and what we can do to secure a better future, just for the planet, but for human and animal populations too.

SESSION 2:

Artificial Selection/Selective Breeding

We’ll talk you through Artificial Selection (also known as Selective Breeding), and its potential implications for animal and human populations, as well as the environment.

SESSION 3:

Animal Dentition

This session covers animal dentition – the arrangement or condition of the teeth in specific individuals and species. You’ll meet some of our residents and learn more about how their teeth are suited to their particular diet and habitat.

SESSION 4:

What is Speciesism?

In this 30-minute session, we’ll talk about the concept of “speciesism” which was first coined by philosopher Peter Singer in his 1975 book Animal Liberation.

Webinar: The Problem with Factory Farming

Watch our webinar all about the problem with factory farming, featuring Natasha Smith, Senior Campaigns Manager for the UK, at Compassion in World Farming as well as our patron, Peter Egan, Stage & Screen Actor and passionate Animal Advocate.

Learning Modules

We’ve put together 5 modules to help you learn about the science of farmed animals and how they interact with humans and our planet.

These modules can be used to support our online lesson or can be even be used on their own prior to a visit to the sanctuary. Even better, every module compliments a part of the National Curriculum.

Ecosystems

Genetics

Climate Change

Disease​

Ethics​

Your certificate​

Maisie the goat at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary

How well do you know your farm animals?

Can you tell the difference between a flock and a herd? How about the Latin name for a pig? Take our quick quiz and test your knowledge of our animal friends.

Concerned about your impact on the environment?​

The food we eat, the transport we use, the clothes we buy, even the type of house we live in all contribute to our carbon footprint.

Use this handy calculator created by WWF to determine how much CO2 you as an individual produce every year and the ways that you can reduce your impact.

Forest Schools Holiday Club

Visit our sanctuary

Want to learn more about animals first-hand, with a visit to our sanctuary? Situated just outside Kidderminster in Worcestershire, Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary is home to over 300 rescued animals and is open to visitors through the spring and summer months.