New, Farm Hand Experience

This experience is for adults and children to learn how to look after a pet or farm animal.

Participants need to have a genuine interest in all aspects of working with animals and birds.

You will work alongside an experienced farm worker/animal carer and follow their instructions. Activities may vary according to the weather and time of year.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of 2 people at an experience. Minimum age 10 years.

Example itinerary:-

8.30   Arrive, health and safety chat

8.45   Feed and water our animals and birds

9.15   Clean yards and stables

10.15   Drink and biscuit

10.30   Handle our Guinea Pigs, Rabbits and Pygmy Goats

10.45   Groom Ponies and Donkeys

11.00   Guided walk around our animals

11.45   Handle an animal of your choice (from those you have worked with during the morning)

12.00   Explore the rest of Rays Farm at your leisure

These experiences are available during school holidays only. The cost is £50 per person (child or adult). Experiences must be booked and paid in advance. Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn.

You will:-

  • Work hard
  • Get dirty
  • Learn lots about animals and birds

If an experience is booked for a child, one adult entry to Rays Farm is included. Once the experience ends, you then have access to Rays Farm for the rest of the day.

Please contact us on 01299 841255 option 6 to book.

Animal feeding is allowed at Rays Farm. Bags of specially formulated feed may be purchased and fed to many of our amazing animals.

We have regular visits from Chelmarsh Static Owl display, with a full Parliment of Owls, from tiny Scops Owls to stunning European Eagle Owls. Questions are always welcome. This display takes place in our school barn.

Den building is a daily activity. In Fairytale Forest there is dedicated area, with supplies, to build your very own, unique shelter. Alongside the den building are the scramble nets and climbing ropes – a challenge for older children – or adults!

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