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School visits

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Waltham Place offers schools and home educators a unique setting in which to learn.
As a biodynamic and organic farm, we farm in harmony with nature and endeavour to teach our visitors about the natural cycles that surround us. From the rare breed farm animals to the Kitchen Garden with its wide variety of produce, to the compost area and leaf mould heaps and the woodlands with their flora and fauna, a visit to Waltham Place is about discovery, about learning to observe and to question.

Above all it is about relating the natural environment we see before us, to our daily lives. Visits to Waltham Place are sensory as well as factual and appeal to the wide variety of learning styles our children possess. Each season is different, as is each class visiting, so we plan each visit individually to meet the needs of that group.

A pre visit is strongly advised, so that teachers can get a feel for the scope of Waltham and how best to use our resources to further their children’s learning. Whatever your preference, Waltham has a wealth of visual, tactile and mulit sensory experiences to offer.

mulitsensory experiences

Popular themes include

Organic Food & Farming

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Organic food at Waltham Place

Pollination & seed dispersal

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Pollination and seeds at Waltham Place

Helping plants grow well

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Lettuce at Waltham Place

Habitats & food chains

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Habitats and food chains at Waltham Place

Food stories

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Food stories at Waltham Place

Eco Walks & Natural Art

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Eco walks at Waltham Place

APRIL - october

School Visits

School Visits run during term time from April to October priced at £6.50 per child and £6.50 per adult. Maximum of one class (roughly 30 children). Year 1 and above.
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november - march

Winter Workshops

These visits involve learning a traditional skill such as felt making or butter making with a visit to the farm to study the animal which provided the raw ingredients. £6.50 per child / adult* plus the cost of raw materials used. Year 3 and above. Maximum of 15 children. *Minimum cost per visit £52.
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Education at Waltham Place

For information on availability and activities contact our Education Officer, Niki McCann

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Please download our health and safety information.
A risk assessment is available and will usually be sent out at the time of booking.