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Fun hands-on learning in line with the National Curriculum

PRE-VISITS AVAILABLE

Contact us to arrange your pre visit to discuss your School or Organisations visit.

 

LEARN IN A FUN OUTDOOR ENVIROMENT.

Frampton Farm is a 26-acre small holding situated on the White cliffs of Dover and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Kent Downs, with distant views of Dover Castle and the sea.

We are a small family farm with a mix of rescue farm animals as pets alongside our commercial ewes who we breed to sell at market or to other smallholders.

We have 10 breeds of sheep on the farm including Texel, Suffolk, Zwarble, Llyen, Southdown, Valias & Shetland.

We are pleased to be able to offer a number of educational & family visits, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy time with our mini pigs, boer goats, pygmy goats, sheep, alpacas, chickens and ducks. If you are visiting us during spring time and you will get to see our lambs and kid goats.

A visit to our Discovery Barn gives you a hands-on approach which are not only educational but fun and engaging at the same time.

Our farm is CEVAS accredited to provide educational visits. Click here to download our School Visits Leaflet

We are pleased to be able to offer a small number of FREE school visits per year, these are DEFRA funded. Please contact us to find our more and to see if we have any free visits still available for this year.

 

Our Farm

During your visit you can learn about how we care for all of the animals as well as learning more about our environment & the wildlife on the farm.

Our animals all graze outdoors but some need shelter from the rain so some paddocks have specially built animal shelters. We also have a number of outbuildings and stables which are used for birthing of if any of our animals need medical care.

Children love to learn more facts about the animals like why we shear the sheep and alpacas, why sheep and goats have rectangular eyes. Even the teachers are surprised by some facts we tell them.

Our school trip visits are for a maximum of 30 children, we are unable to safely accommodate any more than this at any one time.

Horticulture

We have an area of the farm which is dedicated to horticulture with a fruit & salad polytunnel, educational polytunnel for students to sow and grow their own produce, a green house, herb garden, vegetable patches and a fruit patch.

We are able to offer educational visits on growing your own food, where the children get to join in sowing and harvesting.

Around the farm we have hedgerows and British native trees, and in 2024 we will work alongside students to plant more trees including an orchard and creating two new garden areas, to include a sensory garden and a wildlife garden.

Curriculum Based

We will happily tailor your visit to match your current curriculum learning. If you are planning to come around lambing time, we recommend you book up in advance as this is a very popular time for school visits.

Karen & Skott (Ham) are our fun informative hosts and they love to answer the children and teachers’ questions. They look forward to welcoming you all to Frampton Farm very soon.

Contact Karen today info@framptonfarm.co.uk or telephone 01304 279104 to arrange a pre visit and to discuss your school or establishments requirements. .

Buildings

In the main yard we have our animal and activity barn, students cabin with kitchenette and chill out area, stables and toilets. We also have a chicken barn, polytunnels and greenhouse.

Accreditations & qualifications

Our farmers and farm have completed a number of courses to ensure the service we deliver is of the best quality, and to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors.


Leaf Education CEVAS Accredited for education and care farming.

Social Farms & Gardens Green Care Quality Mark.

We are currently being assessed for our LOTC Quality Badge

Animal Activity Licence: Keeping Animals for Exhibition Licence Number: 5420 

Public Liability Insurance.

All of our staff have:

Safeguarding Training

Enhanced DBS Check

Paediatric First Aid

own curriculum.