Visiting

Since 2009 Sandfield Farm has provided an opportunity for lots of fun, fresh air and learning. The visits are an opportunity for groups to have a new experience together and for group leaders to see a new side to individuals.

We host for a wide range of visitors and tailor every visit to the needs of each individual group. If you have a specific request which hasn’t be answered on this website, then please do send an email to emma@sandfieldfarm.com and we will try our best to accommodate your group.

Thanks to the wonderful facilities at the farm, visits can take place throughout the year. The farm is always changing with the season, weather and the varying work taking place on the real farm. Each visit is unique. We have found that many groups have benefitted from repeat visits as confidence and knowledge can be built upon with each repeat trip to the farm.

Schools

Schools

Primary and Secondary schools can experience a mixture of National Curriculum and generic life skills linked activities…..

Special Needs

Special Needs

Everyone is welcome at Sandfield Farm. A fully equipped disabled toilet, including an adult sized changing table is available…

Early Years

Early Years

Sandfield Farm provides a safe environment for pre-schoolers to explore and learn in the great outdoors…

Groups

Groups

Age is no barrier to enjoying Sandfield Farm, early years, youth groups, WI and U3A have all enjoyed the activities down on the farm…

Families

Families

Sandfield Farm is a great place for all the family to spend some quality time together.

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Sandfield Farm offers a unique birthday party experience, combining fun, learning and celebration…

 

 

 

FAQ

What to bring and wear:

Group Visits

  • Group Leaders are responsible for bringing a first aid trained member of staff, a first aid kit and any relevant medication. Farm hosts are also paediatric first aid trained and there is a first aid box in the classroom.
  • If applicable a snack and/or lunch boxes and a water bottle
  • All visitors must have either a sun hat or a winter hat
  • All visitors must have either a rain coat or a winter coat
  • If possible, visitors should have water proof trousers to keep out the wind, rain and mud. 
  • All visitors to wear suitable footwear, preferably wellies. It is highly recommended that all visitors wear wellies even in the summer. Wellies are useful if there are summer puddles, for walking through long grass, for avoiding stinging nettle stings and during pond dipping. 
  • It is highly recommended that children wear ‘play clothes’ to the farm and bring a spare set of clothes with them, including spare socks.
  • It is highly recommended that all visitors wear long sleeve tops and trousers. In the summer long sleeves and trousers reduce sun burn and stings from stingy nettles.
  • All visitors to bring sun cream in hot weather.
  • Some spare coats, hats and wellies are available on the farm, should any visitor forget to bring their own.

Birthday Party

  • At least two adults to attend the party. Farm hosts are paediatric first aid trained and there is a first aid box in the classroom.
  • Please be aware of any emergency numbers, allergies and relevant medication taken by ‘unaccompanied’ children at the party.
  • Please bring party food, birthday cake, candles, napkins and if applicable party bags. A cake knife and matches are available on the farm.
  • All visitors must have either a sun hat or a winter hat
  • All visitors must have either a rain coat or a winter coat
  • If possible, visitors should have water proof trousers to keep out the wind, rain and mud. 
  • All visitors to wear suitable footwear, preferably wellies. It is highly recommended that all visitors wear wellies even in the summer. Wellies are useful if there are summer puddles, for walking through long grass, for avoiding stinging nettle stings and during pond dipping. 
  • It is highly recommended that children wear ‘play clothes’ to the farm and bring a spare set of clothes with them, including spare socks.
  • It is highly recommended that all visitors wear long sleeve tops and trousers. In the summer long sleeves and trousers reduce sun burn and stings from stingy nettles.
  • All visitors to bring sun cream in hot weather.
  • Some spare coats, hats and wellies are available on the farm, should any visitor forget to bring their own.

Is there enough parking?

Outside the visitor room is a large car park with plenty of room for a coach. Sandfield Farm is at the end of Sandfield Lane and although it is single tracked, there are dedicated passing places.

What facilities do you have?

  • The large heated visitor room can comfortably accommodate a class of thirty children, with a separate seating and lunch area. For other events, up to sixty chairs can be arranged with a presentation area. Within the visitor room is a kitchen area which has a kettle, microwave, fridge and cooker.
  • There are three toilets, one of which is a disabled toilet with an adult sized changing table. A hoist will be available from summer 2017.
  • Wellie washing can be done at the hosepipe outside the visitor room and the handwashing trough can accommodate eight people at a time for a fast throughput of visitors.

What about Food and Drink?

All visitors need to bring any required food and drink. We have found that fresh air and exercise tends to increase the appetite. We don’t have domestic recycling facilities at the farm and so prefer visitors to take home their own rubbish. Drinking water is available in the kitchen area of the visitor room.

Do you have first aid?

For general group visits we expect group leaders to take responsibility for a first aider and first aid box. In the event of a birthday party, Emma is first aid trained and has a first aid box in the visitor room.

Are pets allowed?

Well behaved dogs are allowed on the farm with prior permission.