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Educational Stimulus

Our aim is to inspire, delight and give children first hand knowledge about life on the farm

We believe it is fundamentally important children understand about the food they eat and the effect farming has on their lives. We want their experience at Old MacDonald’s Farm to be fun and one that they will never forget.

Old MacDonald’s open farm offers fantastic teaching facilities for educational visits. Because we are an animal petting farm the children get a hands on learning experience, there is plenty to see touch and do! We are conveniently situated for schools, not only in and around Essex, East London and the South East but across the East of England.

We think it is essential to growing and learning that children understand about farming. At Old MacDonald’s Farm we can help familiarise the children with the animals, learning their names, the food they eat and the noises they make. Children should know from where their food comes and understand about nutrition.

We can help children learn about the environment, the circle of life, food, farming and conservation. We are a licenced zoo as well as a leisure farm and have plenty of learning opportunities that will be fun as well as educational. We will encourage young visitors, and older ones as well, to think about the importance of buying food locally and also to consider the many different types of farming that you find and the impact on food prices. We will look at the need to protect the natural world and show them animals here at Old MacDonald’s Farm that have been saved from extinction.

Above all, they will learn more because they will be having a wonderful time here at our farm in Brentwood, Essex.

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