Activities on the farm

'Farming is Magic' films

Farming is Magic is a collection of short films that demonstrate how real farmers deliver activities on their farm. The videos cover arable and livestock farming and are designed both to inspire farmers and reassure them that running educational visits is easy and rewarding.  Read more...

3D farm cut-outs

Templates to create 3D models of farm animals, fruit and a tractor. Read more...

Children's activities on farm open days

Involving children in hands-on learning. Read more...

Christmas rural crafts

How to make seasonal decorations from natural materials using a variety of rural crafts Read more...

Controlling infection on farms

A set of materials about infection control on farms, developed in response to the recommendations of the Griffin Report into the 2009 outbreak of E.coli 1057 on an open farm.  It includes information sheets and children\'s activities to highlight important topics such as handwashing. Read more...

Dairy Farm Visit: during visit activities

Six activites for KS1 and KS2 that can be used during a farm visit. Some are tailored to dairy farming, but could be adapted to other types of farm. Curriculum links are summarised at the end. Read more...

Easy cooking

Practical cookery for children that can be carried out with limited facilities. Read more...

Environmental arts

Inspiring ideas for creative activities in the open air. Read more...

Farming counts

A set of ten maths resources designed to help teachers use the location of a farm to innovate and enrich the maths curriculum. The resources have been developed by FACE with support from Yorkshire Bank. Read more...

Food and drink workshop activities

A variety of activities that can be used to explore some of the issues surrounding food production. Read more...

Games for the outdoor classroom

Sharing ideas for everyone working outside with young people Read more...

Hands-on history

Incoporating history into activities on the farm and in the classroom. Read more...

How to make a model milking cow

A short guide to constructing the extremely popular model milking cow. Read more...

Involving children in risk on farms

A resource to support teachers and farmers in helping children develop age-appropriate understanding of risk during a farm visit through active learning. Read more...

Maths on the farm

Fun ideas and activities for incoporatiung maths into farm visits. Read more...

Papermaking, storyboards and bookmaking

Learn a range of crafts skills, and transfer tehm to the farm or classroom. Read more...

PE & Cultural Heritage Skills Share resource

FACE has worked with the Peak District Environmental Education Network on two previous Skills Sharing publications looking at Geography and Science. This new e-booklet has a focus on two areas: PE and Cultural Heritage. Read more...

Quick activities

Games and challenges that can be completed quickly during a farm visit. Read more...

Rural crafts

Have a go at rag rugging, weaving, corn-dolly making and other rural crafts Read more...

Seasonal celebrations

How to incorporate seasonal celebrations into a farm visit. Read more...

Storytelling

Exploring the role of storytelling in visits to farms and other outdoor locations. Read more...

Summer crafts

Basic floristry projects to try with children or adults, using cost-effective items and materials you can gather outdoors. Read more...

Trails on the farm

Self-guided trails are a popular way of encouraging groups to explore outdoors and here are a number of ideas to adapt for different locations. Read more...

Tudor farming day

A case study of a farm using history as a theme for an interactive day engaging pupils in all things Tudor! Written for farmers but with lots of ideas for teachers too. Read more...

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Wet-weather activities

What to do when the weather threatens to spoil your plans. Read more...