Mobile Farm



If you can't come to us ~ we can come to you

Farmer Gow's is happy to bring our friendly farm animals to your Home, School, Nursery, Show or Fete so that you and your children/residents/families can enjoy some wonderful 'hands on' experiences.

Our Mobile Farm is suitable for all sorts of events/functions and family occssions including Schools & Nurseries, Birthday Parties, Weddings & Family Celebrations, Care Homes, Shows - Fetes - Carnivals.

Please complete and Expression of Interest form (EoI) and email back to us at education@farmergows.co.uk

Katherine or Dan will 'phone you to chat through the EoI, discuss a programme and access for our vehicle(s).

We will then email you with the proposed programme and a quotation for the visit.

The Mobile Farm visit is confirmed once you reply by email.

Frequently asked questions

How far do we go?


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?


How long can we visit?

30 minutes ~ 6 hours - Katherine/Dan will chat through a programme with you to ensure your families get great farm animal contact.

How much will it cost?


How much will it cost?

We have quite a lot of work to do to prepare the farm animals 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 EoI and you have chatted with Katherine/Dan, we will provide a quotation by email. You are welcome to accept - or decline - our quotation.

Please see below minimum costs for Small, Medium and Large visits - these guides are pretty acurate if you are local. They will increase with travel time and time spent on your premises.

Where to send your EoI?


Where to send your EoI?

Packages

 

Small

Farm Animals

Chicks & chickens.

Ducks, geese, turkeys (seasonal).

Farm Animals
Chicks & chickens.
Ducks, geese, turkeys (seasonal).

Activities

Chick, chicken, duck, goose & turkey handling.

Egg collecting & boxing.

Colouring sheets & quizes.

Activities
Chick, chicken, duck, goose & turkey handling.
Egg collecting & boxing.
Colouring sheets & quizes.

Staff / Timings

1 member of staff

30 mins - 2 hrs

Staff / Timings
1 member of staff
30 mins - 2 hrs

Cost

from £160
+ VAT

EoI

Cost
from £160+ VAT
EoI

Medium

Farm Animals

Small +

2-4 goat kids &/or lambs.

Farm Animals
Small +
2-4 goat kids &/or lambs.

Activities

Small +

Bottle & hand feeding.

Goat kid & lamb handling.

Goat kid & lamb walking.

Activities
Bottle & hand feeding.
Goat kid & lamb handling.
Goat kid & lamb walking.

Staff / Timings

1 member of staff

up to 4 hrs

Staff / Timings
1 member of staff
up to 4 hrs

Cost

from £250
+ VAT

EoI

Cost
from £250 + VAT
EoI

Large

Farm Animals

Small + Medium +

4-6 lambs and/or goat kids.

Ewes with lambs 'at foot'.

Goats.

Farm Animals
Small + Medium +
4-6 lambs and/or goat kids.
Ewes with lambs 'at foot'.
Goats.

Activities

Small + Medium +

Bottle & hand feeding.

Handling & feeding.

Activities
Small + Medium +
Bottle & hand feeding.
Handling & feeding.

Staff / Timings

2 members of staff

up to 8 hrs

Staff / Timings
2 members of staff
up to 8 hrs

Cost

from £320
+ VAT

EoI

Cost
from £320 + VAT
EoI

Quotation

When we receive your EoI form Katherine or Dan will 'phone you to chat through your ideas and get a clear understanding of your needs and aims. They will also ask about access.

We will email you a quotation with a proposed programme of activities.

To confirm the booking, please reply by email.

You will be invoiced on visit day. Our invoice will included direct payment details.

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 Area

We will arrive in the farm's Toyota truck. For Large visits we will also bring 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. Truck access is therefore very important.

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.

Supervision

Farmer Gow’s staff will manage the farm animals and run the 'hands on' workshops/experiences.

You/your staff/parents are responsible for supervising the children/guests/residents who visit the stand.

We will provide colouring sheets, quizzes and farm brochures to those visiting the stand.