Home Education Sanctuary Tours

Calling all Home Educators! We will be running a series of sanctuary tours for children at our farm animal sanctuary, based in Worcestershire, which is home to over 300 rescued animals including pigs, cows, sheep, chickens and even three alpacas!

These sessions are suitable for children aged 12 and under.

• Thursday 20th April, 11am to 3pm
• Thursday 4th May, 11am to 3pm
• Thursday 1st June, 11am to 3pm
• Thursday 6th July, 11am to 3pm

£15 for one adult (one per family) accompanying a child. £5 per additional child.

Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary, The Nickless, Milson, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY14 0BE. Click here for information on how to find us.

Meet our rescued pigs

What's included

  • We’ll start each session with a welcome talk and introduction in our Visitor & Education Room.
  • After this, we’ll take a guided walk around our farm animal sanctuary, learning all about the rescued animals in our care and how we look after them
  • We’ll then break for lunch. Depending on the weather this may be in our Visitor & Education Room or in our outdoor picnic area beside our horse and pony paddock.
  • In the afternoon, we’ll make some fun crafts and toys to give to our rescued animals!
  • Hot and cold drinks will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

There will be a maximum of 8 children in each session to allow plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn about the animals.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & FAQS

No. We are a working farm animal sanctuary as so all sessions will be led and supervised by Abby, our Visitor & Education Manager, at all times. This means that we can ensure high-quality, safe interactions with our animals, as well as provide an enriching and personal experience. 

Can students explore the site by themselves?

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Is lunch provided?

Lunch is not included in these sessions, however, we do offer complimentary hot and cold drinks during the day. We ask all visitors to bring their own packed lunch which they can enjoy in one of our open-air or covered seating areas. Please note, we do not offer access to microwaves or ovens. 

What should I wear?

Please prepare for all weather types by bringing a waterproof coat (or sun cream) and appropriate footwear, depending on the forecast. Due to our thick clay soil, drainage is very poor on our site, which means that the ground can become waterlogged and the grass slick with mud. Wellies or waterproof boots are absolutely essential. Trainers will quickly become soaked. A large portion of the session will take place outdoors and will continue in bad weather. If you would like to reschedule due to bad weather, please give as much notice as possible.

Where can I leave belongings?

You can leave your belongings in our indoor classroom for the duration of your visit. Please note that this classroom will not be locked, so you may wish to leave valuable items at home or in your vehicle.

Is there a toilet on site?

We have two (single occupancy) toilets available for public use. One is on the ground floor and another is on the first floor of our Visitor & Education Room. Please note that, regretfully, neither is currently wheelchair accessible and there are no baby-changing facilities at present. However, we do have plans to build a new and accessible toilet block and baby changing facility soon, so watch this space!

Is the site wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, our tours involve walking across grassy fields and often muddy and uneven terrain and therefore are not accessible for pushchairs, wheelchair users or those unsteady on their feet. We are working hard to develop our accessibility at the sanctuary and we thank you for your patience.

Meet your host, Abby!

Our Home Education Tours are run by our Visitor & Education Manager Abby, who has a wealth of experience in animal care and husbandry. Abby holds both an enhanced DBS check and is First Aid Trained.

If you have any questions about the tours or your booking, you can reach Abby via email at abby@goodheart.org.uk

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