An educational visit to Gruff Outdoor Learning is a fun and unique experience.
We are particularly enthusiastic about sharing our knowledge of farming life and our countryside environment and we feel strongly of the importance of passing this information on and educating our children. At Gruff there are lots of opportunities to learn through exploration, creativity and ‘free play’ in a learning and meaningful environment.
We usually begin our visits with a welcome and story in the Gruff shed, our favourite story is The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We then visit our animals, feed the hens and say hello to the goats – Bob the billy goat is great at entertaining visitors! On returning to the Gruff shed we all have a snack of buttered or jammy toast and a drink of our own apple juice. The children all have the opportunity to make three simple, age appropriate crafts to take home related to the theme for the day. After lunch we all go on a seasonal scavenger hunt and then the remaining time is spent engaging in imaginative, free play in the Gruff garden.
We are able to tailor your visit to meet your individual needs or curriculum specifications with the professional help of qualified and experienced primary school teacher Sophie. Just let us know what topics you would like to cover and we will work with you to create the perfect school trip.
Gruff Outdoor Learning can accommodate educational visits all year round. We have our dry and warm Gruff Shed for all weather visits. Our Gruff garden provides experimental and imaginative play. We have a potions Kitchen, mini- allotment play, sandpit tyre and lots more!
We have three different breeds of friendly goats who love to say hello to our visitors, we also have three interesting Alpacas, Shetland sheep, ducks and hens that the children love to feed and search for their eggs.
Craft/art activities can be arranged to link in with a requested topic or theme. We have a large field space for running and letting off steam or organised team games. We have on site toilets/disabled toilet and hand washing facilities.
Here at Gruff Outdoor Learning we are keen to eliminate as much waste as possible, therefore please note that we can provide drinking water throughout the day’
Coach access and parking.
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