A unique chance to walk the fields with Andrew, harvesting the seasonal produce and hearing about the history of the farm. You will hear about it’s development, food production, working with the environment and all the trials and tribulations of modern day farming in the UK.
Welly Walks run all year round, but the best time to book in is from the beginning of May to the end of August, when we guarantee there will always be something to pick and taste on the walk.
These walks are FREE as part of our Educational Access in the Higher level Stewardship Scheme.
Welly Walks are usually 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm and we can offer evening/weekend walks.
Andrew is also available for talks and visits, please call 07785783408 for further details and bookings. These are also FREE.
NEW For 2016: Combine a Welly Walk with an educational Bushcraft Session where we show your pupils how to light & build fires from a fire steal, how to build natural shelters & how to forage for wild foods.
Ideal for classes learning about the Stone Age etc. Makes for a brilliant school trip and costs from just £215.
Info@littlefoothq.com for further details.
Watch cows being milked, see where the cows live and how they are fed
The University Of Liverpool’s Wood Park Farm is working in conjunction with Claremont Farm to have schools visiting, offering a combination tour to see growing crops and dairy cows.
There are 200 pedigree Holstein cows with over 100 youngstock The farm is run commercially to teach our vet students. Over 60 percent of the cow’s feed is grown on the farm and depending when you visit can be seen growing, harvested or how the feed is made.
During your visit we will take you through the day in the life of a cow, where she lives, how she’ s fed, where she is milked ( milking can be watched from a viewing gallery from 1.30pm daily). Your tour guide will be farm staff with years of experience and a good understanding of cows. Although not guaranteed, you may see new calves being born and watch them taking their first steps.
Children over 12 years old will also be taken see where the new calves live and how they are reared.
For more details please email John.Cameron@liverpool.ac.uk
Resources for Teachers
Here at Claremont Farm we welcome schools and encourage visits to forge closer links between farming and education.
Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS) was established in 2003 to help farmers and growers ensure that schools are guaranteed safe and worthwhile visits to all kinds of farms. Claremont Farm have accredited personnel and are proud to be part of CEVAS.
Download > Teachers’ Pack (pdf)
Download > Claremont Farm Risk Assessment Sheet (pdf)
Download > Teachers’ Checklist (pdf)
Download > Claremont Farm Map (pdf)
Why Farming Matters
Why Farming Matters teaching materials from the Farming and Countryside Education website www.face-online.org.uk
Download > Why Farming Matters Primary (pdf)
Download > Why Farming Matters Secondary (pdf)
Farm behind the Food
Teachers have created this resource to explore with children what food labels mean, and how they link to farming and making choices about food.
The web-based Farm Behind the Food www.farmbehindthefood.org.uk provides an information base for teachers and case studies to show how farmers work to each of the standards described as well as the classroom activities.