Education

“A unique outdoor classroom offering an invaluable teaching resource for all ages and abilities”

 

Join us on an exciting and interactive guided tour through the farm and gardens where your guide will teach you all there is to know about farming in the city. You will be able to meet, stroke and feed a range of furry friends whilst learning interesting facts along the way.

 

Tours run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am onwards and are adaptable to the age, ability and current learning topics of the group.

 

Self-guided visits are free but must also be pre-booked.

 

Why not complement your tour with an educational workshop catered to your individual needs. Workshops include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Minibeast Hunt
  • Pot Making and Seed Planting
  • Story Telling
  • Story Making (Creative Writing)
  • Food for Thought (Nutrition and Healthy Eating)
  • Field to Fork (Cookery Sessions - Additional costs apply)
  • Homes and Habitats
  • What is Organic?
  • Introduction into Bee Keeping (Groups of up to 6 children)
  • Animal Encounters (Groups of up to 15 children)
  • Forest School & Forest School Themed Sessions
  • Introduction into Survival and Bushcraft Skills 

 

Our large safari tent is available for lunchtimes and is free of charge but must be reserved in advance. 

 

 If visiting our farm is a problem, we can come to you! We can bring a range of animals large or small for events or curriculum learning opportunities. Prices vary depending on animals and location so please contact us for a quote.  Examples include the following:

 

  • Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Small Animal Encounters
  • Donkey rides
  • Chickens on Tour

 

One hour interactive farm tour

£70

One hour tour + half hour curricular based activity

£100

Teacher training courses are available throughout the year offering an introduction into outdoor learning for EYFS, KS1 and KS2. These are primarily based around horticulture and agriculture but can be tailored to the group. These courses are aimed at both qualified and experienced teachers as well we as trainee teachers. Please contact us for more details.

To make a booking for either a free or a guided visit, please email stephen@spitalfieldscityfarm.org or call 020 7247 8762.

To help plan your educational visit to the farm, please refer to the advice on our 'health & safety' page.