The farm in Peterborough has revealed its upgraded tractor trailer which aims to make school visits even more attractive along with some new educational packages.
New developments at Sacrewell Farm include Farm Boy packages, aimed to inspire and engage groups who are beginning to study the Michael Morpurgo book of the same name and a Home Front day for schools who want a hands-on experience that ties in with their World War studies.
The new tractor, which is used to take pupils and visitors around the farm, has shallow steps with a sturdy handrail for anyone with walking difficulties or alternatively new ramp access and two wheelchair spaces for wheelchairs users.
The previous tractor trailer had a step ladder style entrance therefore the upgrades have made the feature accessible for all abilities. The vehicle now has 25 seats meaning a whole class can fit on as it transports you and gives you a tour of the working farm.
The attraction also has a residential Farm Camp offer which is new for this year. Farm Camp offers an opportunity to really immerse children in farm life, working up close with the animals, making their own meals from scratch and taking time to appreciate all that the countryside has to offer.
More for schools at Sacrewell
Engaging children with countryside, food and farming is one of the farm’s key aims as part of the William Scott Trust and reports more than 3,000 school visitors each year.
Just some of the activities that the attraction hosts include lamb shows, pond dipping and tours of the Grade II* listed working watermill. The farm has also been developing new offers for the school programme over the last year.
A variety of workshops are available at the farm too including blacksmith tasters, Candle Making and Willow Weaving.
For more information, visit www.sacrewell.org.uk.