Visits & Bookings

Visits - What you can expect

Visits usually take place in the mornings, starting around 9:15-9.30am and finishing

between 11:30-12noon depending on activity or time needed to be back at school. 

Children will need

  • wellies and a pair of shoes to changing into at the end of the visit.

  • waterproof jacket

  • trousers that you don't mind getting muddy, to help protect from nettles and brambles

  • insect repellent during summer months

  • suncream/hats if very hot

  • hat/gloves if very cold

Please email stating the age and number of children and the visit that you are interested in. Activities are more suitable for groups, so no more that 18 pupils per booking. 

Types of visits - Please see the link at the bottom of the page for Calendar of Visits

There are a range of visits that you can do at Strickley. We are an Organic Dairy Farm so we can do visits linked to food, farming, animal welfare and we are lucky enough to have streams, a beautiful bluebell wood and very large pond with dipping platform.

Dairy Products – Food and Eating, Where does milk come from?

This visit is based around the farm building in which the children will have a farm tour looking out for pictures of cows that have a question for them to answer.  On their way there will be activities to do to help learning and jobs to help the farmer.

There will be a visit to the milking parlour where the children will help demonstrate how the milking is done by being either a farmer or a cow.

The morning will finish with a Pass the Parcel Plenary in which the children will answer questions rather than forfeits linked to what they have learnt on their visit. 

Stick Man - Autumn Visit

During the visit the children will use their senses to explore the wood. There will be activities, stories and trailer ride.

Easter Dairy Visit – The Cow that Laid an Egg

This visit is based around the story ‘The Cow that Laid an Egg’ by Andy Cutbill.  The trip focuses on thanking the cows for our Easter Eggs as it is cows that produce the milk that goes into the chocolate to make our Easter eggs.  The visit shows the children around the farm and includes activities and jobs that the children have to do to help the farmer.  The morning will end with a Pass the Parcel Plenary.

Nature Pirates

This visit is suitable for Nursery/Reception/Y1 children. Children will have to look closely at the wildlife all around them and find particular things, before they are allowed to open the envelope with the secret treasure map. Then they need to follow the map to find the Treasure Chest full of gold coins (chocolate!) Children learn to look carefully and to use senses. I have been doing this visit for many years and it is always popular.

Nature Orienteering

Children will follow maps to find instructions to the next clue.  As they go they look out for signs of nature and work together to decide the best route.

Pond Dipping – Adaptation

We have a very large pond with dipping platform and also streams which we can use for dipping. At normal water level the becks are safe to stand in and creatures can be compared depending on where they have been found eg running water or still, bottom dwellers or surface.  The behaviour and structure of the creatures found can be studied for adaptation.

 

Wildflower Habitat Study

This visit is suitable for Y2 and KS2 children.  Different habitats are explored to see what types of wildflowers there are and how different habitats compare. This is a great Science and Maths actiity in which you will be able to take data back to use in class to create Venn Diagrams etc.

Painting in the Bluebell Wood

This is a lovely, captivating activity in which the children sit among the bluebells and use watercolour pencils and paints to create wonderful art works. 

Animal Homes/Habitats

In this visit the children can look at the various animal homes. We will explore to see if we can see evidence of wild animals, for although we may not be lucky to see them, we may find evidence to prove that they live there.

Badgers, deer, owls, dormice etc.  They can guess what animal lives where and look for evidence.

Adaptation

This visit will look at physical and behavioural adaptation of the local wildlife.

Minibeasts

Aimed at Nursery/KS1, children explore different habitats and carry out different activities to help them discover minibeasts. They can record using tally.

All snacks, drinks and equipment will be provided. If there are any pupils in your group with food allergies, please bring your own snacks for them.

Please click this link to view the visits that are available this year.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Habitats

We have the ideal place to study different habitats. Wildflower studies are great as we can compare and record what is flowering and the hedgerow and compare it with the woodland or pasture.

Dairy Visits

Where do dairy products come from? Try some milkshake. Pretend to be a cow. Help the farmer do his daily chores.

Pond Dipping

We have a very large pond and many becks/streams in which children can study. How are the creatures adapted?

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