Farmer’s Helpers sessions are offered to young people aged 8-12 throughout the school holidays. Sessions run from 10.00am to 12.30pm. Farmer’s Helpers do real jobs across the farm such as gardening, mucking out stables, feeding animals and grooming our goats!
On the day, your youngster should report to the Education Centre in the middle of the farm with a snack and wearing strong old clothes and shoes or wellies. On cold days, please provide extra layers including hats and gloves. If it’s very wet, we’ll do more indoor jobs, but may be outdoors part of the time, so bring a waterproof!
Farmer’s Helpers are taught how to carry and use tools and wheelbarrows etc safely, and are in closely supervised small groups. Probably the biggest hazard they are exposed to is the possible infection from animals and their dung – we give a safety talk at the beginning of every session telling the youngsters they must not eat or drink while working, and how they must wash their hands and footwear after being in the farmyard.
Being a Farmer’s Helper can be hard work but also lots of fun!
Visit our booking page to reserve your space.