Can my daughter help look after the animals?

Each month, we ask you to share your questions about farming, food or Sacrewell with us on Facebook. The person who writes the best question wins a free family admission pass for a day at the farm, as well as having their question answered on our website. This question came from Nicola Scott, whose 3 year old daughter loves to feed and fuss the animals.

In short, yes! Whether you want to spend half an hour, half a day or one day a week helping, we think we’ve got an option that will suit:

Daily Animal Feeding

From 21st July till 3rd September 2018, we’ll be offering visitors of all ages the chance to help our staff with the animal feed round at 10.15 every day. If you’re planning a visit over the summer holidays, make sure you get here in time to join in!

Children’s Farm Clubs

Sacrewell Seedlings is our weekly club for 2-4 year olds which gets toddlers involved in growing vegetables, caring for animals, making their own snacks and exploring the countryside. This popular club runs on Wednesdays mornings in term time.

Sacrewell Saplings, the next step for 5-7 year olds, starts in September 2018. Each three hour, Sunday morning session will include animal care and food production activities, as well as opportunities to play.

Farmer’s Apprentice

In August 2018, we’ll see the return of Farmer’s Apprentice. Your child (or even you!) can join Livestock Manager Jess, fully immersed in the day to day tasks of looking after the animals on the farm. You might be mucking out the cows, grooming the donkeys or helping to clean out the hooves of our Lincoln Longwool sheep. We’ll be running several days targeted at different age groups from toddlers to teenagers and in September we’ll have even have an evening session that’s for adults only.

We’re always looking for ways to improve what we offer our visitors at Sacrewell and the seasonal nature of a life on the farm means that our activities do change regularly.

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