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Schools and Education

Set within 40 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, our family run farm park allows you to explore, learn and have great fun. Puxton Park was founded in order to teach families in the surrounding area about farming and the cycle of food it provides. Our dairy farm has around 250 Holstein and Jersey cows, and a milking parlour with viewing areas for the public. Having evolved over ten years, the Park is now home to a host of different animals, including both domestic and exotic breeds. The land encompasses many indigenous habitats such as a large pond, woodland, and pastures and includes a designated conservation area. Our staff do regular talks and shows with the animals in our care as part of their daily schedules and have many years of experience working with children. The animal team and colleagues have five objectives when talking to the public.

 

  • Encouraging learning about natural behaviours
  • The history and importance of farming worldwide.
  • Conservation here and abroad.
  • Best care methods
  • Interaction, education and fun.

 

However, we understand the learning objectives of each group will vary and that the structure of your day is important to you. Therefore, you can choose from one of our structured sessions or book an independent visit. Our structured sessions include;

 

  • Mini-beast Madness
  • Fantastic Farming
  • Habitats and Adaptations

 

 

For more detailed information, download a Teacher Information Pack here.

 

Pricing

Children: £3.50 each

Adults: free as per ratios below

Extra adults: £3.50 each

Carers: free (must provide relevant identification)

Please note we cater for a minimum of 20 children and a maximum of 70 children per visit.

 

  • Reception ratio: 4:1
  • Years 1-3: 6:1
  • Years 4 - 6: 10:1

 

All teachers are entitled to a free preliminary visit. Please inform the education officer of your intended visit day so that the reception team can be notified to let you in for free.

 

To book an educational visit email education@puxton.co.uk .

 

You can pre-book extras such as ice creams, lunchboxes and fruit drinks. It is essential to pre-book these items so that we can ensure there is enough stock available for your school.

The education officer will contact you to discuss the booking, complete a booking form with you, and create a timetable for the day which is suitable for your group. When the booking has been confirmed you will receive a confirmation email detailing the timetable of activities and confirming the total price. An invoice will be sent out once the booking has been confirmed. This will need to be paid at least a week before your visit.

 

Download our Risk Assessment here to help you plan your visit.

 

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