Open every day from 10am - 5pm

11 Feb - 29 Oct 2017

  • Dairy Show
  • Pond Dipping

Educational Visits

In partnership with the National Curriculum, Pennywell can offer a day that is tailor made to suit your requirements. Choose from a wide range of activities, planned, prepared and led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides. Pick and mix what you would like to do, see and acheive on your visit.
You can leave all the planning to us by booking a standard KS1 or KS2 day or select from a list of activities including meet the animals, bottle feeding, cuddles corner, pond dipping, egg collecting, prickly encounters and more. Farm rides are optional but the children can enjoy a Tractor and Trailer ride or a ride on the Rainbow Railway. 
The cost per child is £8.95 and there is one adult place FREE with every five paying children. A guide is included at no extra charge for 20 or more paying children. Visits in Sept, Oct and Feb are at the discounted rate of £8.45 per person.
Fantastic Pennywell Value: All children visiting Pennywell with their school will be given a voucher for a FREE return visit.

Key Stage 1 farm visit

Lamb feeding

All Creatures Great and Small Day

This is an exciting, fun packed, pre-designed day aiming to touch on all aspects of life processes and living things. The day includes:

Introduction

Egg Collecting

Meet the Animals (bottle feeding/hand feeding/hand milking)

Wonderful Water World (pond dipping weather permitting) or Plant a Pot

Prickly Encounters

Farmyard Theatre Puppets

Cuddles Corner

You can either select 'All Creatures Great and Small' on your booking form or choose up to five of the following activities to tailor make your own day:

Meet the Animals

From the mighty to the miniature, children can enjoy meeting a whole range of farmyard and other animals during their visit to Pennywell. Meet the Shire horses, bottle feed our orphan lambs, milk a goat and hand feed our fallow and red deer. Feed the pigs and even cuddle the piglets. Meet the Pennywell family of reindeer. 

Cuddles Corner 

Here the children can cuddle some of our younger animals such as ducklings, chicks, guinea pigs, rats, mice and even piglets. Learn about offspring and the environment they live in. They can also find out about the responsibility and importance of caring for a pet as well as how many of our smaller animals differ from one another.

Farmyard Theatre Puppets

Our puppet shows are based on a variety of well known traditional farmyard or animaltales and are followed by familiar songs and nursery for children to join in with. 

Egg Collecting

Meet the chickens, turkeys and ducks. Be areal Pennywell Farmer and collect the eggs. Learn about what's inside, what it can be used for and who else likes to eat it! Learn how useful turkeys and chickens are.

Prickly Encounters

Pennywell is a rehabilitation unit for poorly hedgehogs, caring for these spiky mammals until they are ready to be released into their natural habitat. Find out the dangers surrounding the hoglets. where do they live? How do they survive? Who are their predators? 

Tractor and Trailer Ride

Experience the fun of the tractor and trailer ride and use your 'I Sy' worksheet to find out some fascinating animal facts on your journey.

Plant a Pot

Plant a Pot is all about planting seeds and taking cuttings. It is great for children to take away some inspiration from a day out and all children will plant seeds to take home with them. 

Bugs and Beasties

Discover a wealth of material for activities such as a mini beast safari, or another much enjoyed activity, worm charming.

Willow Maze

Try not to get lost as you weave through our willow Spiders Web maze and find your way to the tower in the centre to view the surrounding hills.

Milking

Children have the opportunity to milk one of Pennywells goats and having had the hands on, they can then see the goats milked by machine. Discover the magic of milk which is used for far more than a drink.

Wonderful Water World

Take a net to the Pennywell ponds and discover what lies above and below the surface, Identify water scorpians, tadpoles, dragonflies, snails, water boatmen and stick insects to name just a few.

Just for Fun!

Take a ride on the Rainbow Railway or join the coundown and hold on tight as the Red Rocket Ride launches you into a bouncy but hilarious ride around the show field. 

Key Stage 2 farm visit

What a Wonderful World

Meet the Shire horses

This is an exciting, fun packed, pre-designed day aiming to touch on all aspects of life processes and living things. The day includes:

Introduction

Down on the Farm (bottle feeding/hand feeding and meet the animals)

Water World (pond dipping weather permitting) or Marvellous Minibeasts 

Plant a Pot

Hand Milking

Cuddles Corner 

You can either select the 'What a Wonderful World Day' on your booking form or choose up to five of the following activities to tailor make your own day:

Down on the Farm

From the mighty to the miniature, children can enjoy meeting a whole range of farmyard and other animals during their visit to Pennywell. Discover how the Shire horse played a vital part in our farming heritage, bottle feed our orphan lambs, meet the reindeer hand feed our fallow and red deer, feed the pigs and even cuddle the miniature piglets. Learn about the responsibilities of looking after animals and the food they need. The children can begin to understand feeding relationships within a habitat by learning about food chains.

Cuddles Corner 

Here the children can cuddle some of our younger animals such as ducklings, chicks, guinea pigs, rats, mice and even piglets. Learn about offspring and the environment they live in. They can also find out about the responsibility and importance of caring for a pet as well as how many of our smaller animals differ from one another.

Milking

Children have the opportunity to milk one of Pennywells goats and having had the hands on, they can then see the goats milked by machine. Discover the magic of milk which is used for far more than a drink.

Tractor and Trailer Ride

Experience the fun of the tractor and trailer ride and use your 'I Spy' worksheet to find out some fascinating animal facts on your journey.

Willow Maze

Try not to get lost as you weave through our willow Spiders Web maze and find your way to the tower in the centre to view the surrounding hills.

The Farmyard Lunchbox

The purpose of this activity is to explain to the children the important role that a farmer has in the production of the items contained within the lunchbox, from a poultry or cattle farmer to the farmer who provides the wheat for their bread. Followed by a fun, quiz activity.

Prickly Encounters

Pennywell is a rehabilitation unit for poorly hedgehogs, caring for these spiky mammals until they are ready to be released into their natural habitat. Find out the dangers surrounding the hoglets. where do they live? How do they survive? Who are their predators? 

Green fingers

Green fingers is all about planting seeds and taking cuttings. It is great for children to take away some inspiration from a day out and all children will plant seeds to take home with them. Learn how crops are wonderfully sustainable and provide us with so much - food, medicines, building materials, clothing, beauty products, recreationa and fuel - fantastic! 

Wonderful Water World

Discover what lies above and below the surface of the Pennywell Ponds. Learn to use a key to Identify water scorpians, tadpoles, dragonflies, snails, water boatmen and stick insects to name just a few. Learn about their different habitats, food chains and behaviours. Find out how these organisms are adapted to their environment. 

Just for Fun!

Take a ride on the Rainbow Railway or join the coundown and hold on tight as the Red Rocket Ride launches you into a bouncy but hilarious ride around the show field.

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