Education

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Education is a big part of Farm life. As well as being a place to visit or have visit your school, the Farm provides opportunities for young people to gain vocational qualifications as well as giving people of all ages the chance to learn and volunteer at the Farm.

Farm Visits

There are two types of visit which the Farm provides. Your school, nursery or club can come and visit us or we can bring the Farm to you.

For more information, please visit the Educational Visits page.

Our visits are very popular so please be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

Hatch Packs

Our Hatch Packs allow the children in your class to incubate and hatch eggs from the Farm.

For more information, please see the Hatch Packs page.

‘Hands-On’ Education Program

Wellgate Farm works in partnership with Lambourne End Outdoor Centre to offer a work-related learning placement to 30 young people between the ages of 14 and 19. This provides an accredited vocational qualification in land-based and outdoor industries, including Farm Maintanence, Livestock farming and Conservation, and Sports and Recreation.

This opportunity is open to all, however, young people with learning difficulties, challenging behaviour or those struggling to cope in mainstream education may find the unique learning environment of particular advantage.

Volunteering

There are volunteering opportunities at the Farm to suit most ages, interests and abilities.
For more information about volunteering at the Farm, please follow the link to the Volunteering page or contact Roy Brooks on 01708 747 850.
 

Discovery Weeks

Every summer, the Farm holds three discovery weeks for children aged between 8 and 16 where they can meet the animals, take part in activities and work on the Farm for a week.

For more information about the discovery weeks, please follow the link to the Discovery Weeks page or contact the Farm on 01708 747 850.