Educating children is extremely important to us at Rand Farm Park.
As a school you can choose our ‘Hire an Incubator’ outreach programme, stay on a residential trip or visit us for a day. Either way, you’ll find us extremely educational, informative and “hands on”.
Lots of schools visit Rand Farm Park every year, and return again and again. That’s because we make learning about farming, food and the environment great fun!
Before your eyes, see new life emerging and hire an incubator for your school. This is a unique opportunity for your class and truly memorable for pupils.
On Day 1, an experienced member of the Rand Farm Park Education Team will visit you to set up the incubator with 7 fertile eggs that will hatch in 21 days, as well as give you an Incubation Calendar and Embryo Development Chart
Approximately 10 days later, we will return to school to ‘candle’ the eggs and show the embryos starting to develop inside. But the excitement really starts when the eggs start to hatch and the chicks emerge. After a few days caring for the new arrivals, we will return to pick them up along with the incubator (or you can keep them if you prefer).
As a school, you are also invited to visit our hatchery to view many difference types of poultry at different stages of growth and development. We offer day visits to schools, as well as a residential programme all year round.
Links to Key Stage 1
- Life cycles
- Animals including Humans (how animals have offspring that grow into adults)
- Living things and their habitats (food chains – habitats – comparisons)
Links to Key Stage 2
- Working scientifically to observe, take accurate measurements and record data
- Animals including Humans
- All living things
- Evolution and inheritance
Links to Key Stage 3
- Structure and function of living organisms
- Genetics and evolution
What other teachers say?
“Our pupils found it so rewarding. We’ve already booked for next year”
As a working farm, we are able to provide year round baby animals for our full educational programme. Children will obtain a clear idea of where their food comes from and our experienced team will ensure you get the most from your visit.
To help you get started, we have produced a free Learning Pack. To obtain your free copy, please request this using the below ‘Obtain an E-Brochure’ form.
Meet our Farm Animals
On arrival, you will receive a timetable with all the daily activities including lamb or calf bottle-feeding, rabbit and guinea pig handling sessions, as well as plenty of baby animals to see.
For all schools we provide free bags of animal feed and all schools can board our tractor and trailer ride to look at animals outside in the paddocks (weather permitting).
In our chick hatchery, pupils can see the full egg to chick lifecycle, with plenty of interpretation to ensure the topic is brought to life.
We offer visiting schools a reduced fee for our “Incubators in Schools Scheme” if it’s booked as part of a day/residential visit.
Make butter and milk cows
We go beyond baby animals at Rand Farm Park. Children can watch cows being milked in the dairy, see how butter is made in the buttery and watch sheep shearing or spinning (when in season).
Plenty of Hand washing & Picnic Areas
We actively embrace the Farm Code of Practice and offer plenty of hand washing facilities across the farm to meet strict up-to-date hygiene regulations.
In addition, we offer schools inside and undercover areas for lunch.
Complying with DDA regulations, we have wide doorways, ramps and disabled facilities.
Indoor & Outdoor Play
As part of your visit, you are invited to use our indoor and outdoor play areas. From our 3 level play frame and the Astra slide to the outdoor Go Kart track, all comply with EEC safety standards.