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School Visits to Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary

Looking for new experiences to enrich your students' learning?

Get hands on and meet our 300 rescued animals!

We offer an organic outdoor learning experience to all students, including those who may struggle to focus in the traditional classroom setting.

With the backdrop of the beautiful Worcestershire countryside, we offer 3 different aspects of the Education Endowment Foundation’s teaching and learning strategies specifically for engaging Pupil Premium students, but to the benefit of all: 

  • Outdoor adventure learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Social and emotional learning

Children will learn curriculum content in a fun, engaging, and enriching way

With a primary focus on sustainability and climate change, our educational workshops take a closer look at the impact of global agriculture on our planet. 

Your students will also be able to feed and interact with our friendly cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, turkeys and hens. 

Grab your wellies and prepare to get stuck in!

You choose how best to engage your students! With a variety of options available, we can work together to create a fulfilling and enjoyable educational experience.

Workshops for Key Stages 1 and 2:

  • How do hens know who's boss? Learning about the social hierarchy of hens 
  • Animal inspired arts and crafts with memorable souvenirs to take home

Workshops for Key Stages 2 and 3:

  • Outdoor wildlife activities  (KS2 + 3)
    These include making seed bombs, making pitfall traps for invertebrates, making pooters and identifying invertebrates, profiling a native tree species, and more. 
  • Animal digestion (KS3)
    A closer look at how the digestion process works and why cow burps contribute to global warming.
  • Food for thought (KS3)
    Ethical discussions around the way we view our food and global food security. 

Workshops for Key Stage 3 and 4:

  • Our environmental footprint. How do we as individuals have an impact on the planet's health? 

Suitable for all ages and abilities:

  • Designing innovative enrichment toys to mentally stimulate our animal residents
  • Find out more about our residents by completing a treasure trail around the site 

Suitable for small group sizes and animal assisted therapy groups:

  • Caring for our horses, includes health checks and grooming
  • Caring for our hens, includes health checks and accommodation cleaning

Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary is the perfect place for students to enjoy the outdoors and blow off some steam

We ask for a donation of £7.50 per head, with up to two supervising staff members offered free admission.

Contact Kath@goodheartanimalsanctuaries.com or call 01584 891143 for more details about field trips to the sanctuary or school visits from our staff.

When you're ready, you can book your visit here
Please make sure you select the correct month that you wish to visit as well as selecting 'Field trip' from the drop down menu at the top. 

School field trips take place on Thursdays or Fridays.