Educational visits to Manor Farm

Our friendly staff will help your school trip to be a day out to remember!

Manor Farm is steeped in history, the origins of which date back to medieval times. The historic farmyard keeps the feel of a traditional Hampshire farmstead and offers a valuable insight into times gone by.

Today, our modern facilities and rural setting encourage children to connect with nature and learn how to care for farm animals.

Our experiences

Our led activities are appropriate for early years, KS1 and KS2. We can adapt activities for KS3 as well as higher education, extracurricular and SEN groups.

Farm Experience

Victorians (Then and Now)

Go back in time to understand life as a Victorian child.

Learn about household chores such as washing, chamber pots, rag rug making or take part in an authentic Victorian school lesson within our historic farmhouse.

Explore the historic machinery and Victorian farming and play Victorian games. Staff dress in period costume and bring learning to life through engaging role play

Victorian kitchen
Woman in period costuming demonstrating to some children inside an old farmhouse
Three boys sitting at a desk in an old fashioned classroom
Three boys sitting at a desk in an old fashioned classroom
Farm Experience

Wartime farm

Our authentic wartime setting and costumed characters help children to experience what life was like at a 1940s farm.

Experience a wartime school lesson, our Anderson shelter and the sound of an air raid siren.

Learn about how farmers helped during the war, plus develop your understanding of rationing, billeting, the art of code breaking and how to become a secret spy.

Wartime rations
Group of adults wearing wartime farming clothing
Inside of an Anderson shelter
Inside of an Anderson shelter
Nature Explorers

Nature explorers

Discover the farm’s natural habitats through bug hunting* and pond dipping*.

Be a nature detective looking for clues from our wild visitors.

Explore different habitats and learn which plants and animals live in different areas.

Learn seasonal changes through games, den building and learning about plants and pollinators. Plant a seed and take it home!

*seasonal activities -  April to September

Demonstrating parts of a sunflower to a group of children
A group of children pond dipping with a net
Planting seeds in a paper pot
Den building area
Farm Experience

Farm experience

Meet our friendly residents! Feed, groom and learn how to care for the animals through a series of interactive games.

Discover the importance of animal produce, chicken and eggs, woolly sheep and have a go at carding.

Learn how to care for plants and plant a seed to take home. This is a real hands-on day with lots of fun on the farm.

Children feeding goats
Sheep
Children in front of a barn with a tractor
Feeding a piglet

Our facilities

We have cafes, indoor play in the play barn, a shop, accessible toilets and hand wash areas. Our purpose-built cabin is your base for the day and a place to eat lunch.

Access and parking for buses is provided. 

We also offer a Sen backpack/bag for children who might find school trips overwhelming. Each bag reflects the activities we offer, so if the child needs to come away from the group, they can have similar experiences.

Handwashing facilities
Play barn
Children sitting on a bench in front of the education cabin
SEN bags and backpacks

Prices and how to book

To book your day email [email protected] or phone 01489 787055.

  • 1 free adult for every 5 children, additional adults £9
  • Carers free
  • Prices based on groups of 15+. Minimum charge for smaller groups - £130
  • Self-led visit
  • £6
  • per child
  • Half day activities (10am – 12.30pm)
  • £7
  • per child
  • Full day activities (10am – 2pm)
  • £9
  • per child