Mobile Farm

Educational content

Educational content: Farmer Gow’s Education Ltd

Contact

Contact: Sarah Barrell

01793 780 55501793 780 555

07988 943 37307988 943 373

Available

February - December

Suitable for

All ages

Booking

Full details

If you can’t come to us, we can bring our friendly farm animals to you.

Every visit is designed around your needs, specialising in the provision of ‘hands on’ workshops.

How to book a Mobile Farm

  • Please complete our no obligation Booking Form and send it to Sarah at education@farmergows.co.uk
  • Sarah will then contact you by telephone to chat through your booking, discuss a suitable programme and check access for our farm truck/trailer.
  • We will follow up the call by email with a programme and a quotation for the visit.
  • The Mobile Farm is confirmed once you reply to our email.

Please note – the maximum distance we can travel is 1 hour from the farm. Any further is too stressful for our animals.

Types and Size of Mobile Farm

Types
Educational or Event
Sizes
Medium or Large

Educational

such as a to school, nursery or pre-school

  • Suitable for all ages.
  • A bespoke programming service to compliment school learning objectives.
  • Two workshops, run concurrently.
  • Small numbers of children in each workshop to maximise the experience for each participant.
  • Children attend both workshops.

Event

such as an Open Day, Fete, Birthday Party or Family Celebration

  • A rotating programme of Meet the Animals activities provided throughout the day.
  • Visitors can attend/drop-in whenever they wish.

Medium Mobile Farm

Farm Birds & Animals

Chicks and Chickens
Turkeys, Ducks, Geese.
Goat kids and/or Lambs.
Piglets (seasonal).

‘Hands On’ Activities

Up to 30 minutes ‘hands on’ experiences for each child.
2 workshops, up to 15 minutes per workshop.

Workshop 1 – Fowl

Handling - 3 from Chick, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Turkey.
Handling and Boxing Free Range Eggs.

Workshop 2 – Herbivores and/or Omnivores

Hand feeding – Goat kids and/or Lambs.
Bottle feeding – up to 40 bottles available (awaiting Government advice/confirmation during C19 pandemic).
Cuddling Lambs (seasonal)
Tickling/Patting Piglets (seasonal).

Staffing and Supervision

2 members of Farmer Gow’s team, each leading a different workshop.
Children visiting the Mobile Farm will need the support of staff/parents/carers.
Suitable for up to 80 children.

Cost of a Medium Mobile Farm

From £ 350 – price will increase with Travel Time from farm and Length of Visit.
VAT – Farmer Gow’s Education is not VAT registered.

Large Mobile Farm

Farm Birds & Animals

Chicks and Chickens.
Turkeys, Ducks, Geese &/or Turkeys.
Goat kids and/or Lambs.
Piglets (seasonal).
Sheep & Goats.
Ewes with Lambs ‘at foot’ – seasonal.

‘Hands On’ Activities

Up to 1 hr/60 minutes ‘hands on’ experiences for each child.
2 workshops, up to 30 minutes per workshop.

Workshop 1 – Fowl

Handling - 4 from Chick, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Turkey.
Handling and Boxing Eggs.

Workshop 2 – Herbivores and/or Omnivores

Hand feeding – Goats and kids, Sheep and Lambs
Bottle feeding – up to 70 bottles available (awaiting Government advice/confirmation during C19 pandemic).
Cuddling Lambs – seasonal.
Goat Walking.
Tickling/Patting Piglets – seasonal.

Staffing and Supervision

2 members of Farmer Gow’s team, each leading a different workshop
Children visiting the Mobile Farm will need the support of staff/parents/carers.
Suitable for up to 120 children.

Cost of a Large Mobile Farm

From £ 450 – price will increase with Travel Time from farm and Length of Visit.
VAT – Farmer Gow’s Education is not VAT registered.

Frequently asked questions

How far do we go?

About 1 hour from the farm, it depends a bit how far this is but google maps is a good guide.

How long can we visit?

30 minutes ~ 6 hours. Sarah will chat through a programme with you to ensure your children and adults get great farm animal contact.

How much will it cost?

We have quite a lot of work to do to prepare the Mobile Farm for a visit. We have to travel to and from your site and clean all our equipment on our return to the farm.

Once we have your Booking Form and you have chatted with Sarah, we will provide a quotation by email. You are welcome to accept or decline our quotation.

Please see minimum costs for Medium and Large visits. These guides are pretty accurate if you are local. They will increase with travel time and time spent on your premises.

Invoice

You will be invoiced at the end of the trip. The invoice will include direct payment details.

Farmer Gow’s Education Ltd is not VAT registered.

Where to send your Booking Form - education@farmergows.co.uk

Regulation

We are licensed to provide a Mobile Farm service with both the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs - DEFRA - and the Vale of White Horse District Council - VWHDC.

Working Areas

Medium visits

We will arrive in the farm's VW van.

Please provide an outdoor working area, accessible by the van, approximately 6m x 6m.

Indoor venue – please discuss with Sarah.

The van is a secure store for some of the equipment used during a visit. Access for the van is therefore very important.

Large visit

We will arrive in the farm's truck with a 12' long livestock trailer.

Please provide an outdoor working area, accessible by the truck/trailer, approximately 10m x 6m.

The truck is a secure store for some of the equipment used during a visit. Access for the truck & trailer is therefore very important.

Medium & Large Visits

You are responsible for disinfecting indoor/hard standing areas prior to our arrival and after the visit. We recommend plastic sheeting or equivalent for indoor working areas. Disinfection not required on grassed areas.