Aldenham Country Park... bringing the curriculum to life!
From Farm to Fork, Aldenham Country Park’s trained Education Team brings learning to life in fun, interactive and imaginative ways, we offer wonderful facilities for outdoor learning in a natural, free-range environment.
We are here to help children to interpret the natural world, and to enjoy learning about different habitats and about where their food comes from. The educational opportunities at Aldenham relate primarily to science, art, geography and PSHE.
Educational Visits and Workshops can be adapted for different age groups or requirement. Sessions with an ‘Early Years’ stamp are aimed at nursery and preschool classes.
You can select workshops or self-led activities to build a package that is tailored to your needs and budget.
Facilitated by our Education Team and the resources they have produced, Self-Led visits allow you to come and use the Park, Woodland, and Farm areas at your own leisure, giving you more freedom to meet our animals, learn teamwork skills, and discover more about nature.
Although these visits are largely self-led, our Education Team can help with additional activities such as camp fire building in the woods, or animal handling in the petting area. These can be arranged when booking (an extra charge will apply for certain activities).
Please Note: We are a working farm and therefore some activities may depend upon the season.
Our workshops are fun, interactive sessions led by friendly instructors. They last 45 minutes and cater to a group of up to 30 children.
We have a perfect location for outdoor learning, with a range of sessions to choose from, they are divided in to 3 main areas:
We can travel to your school or club to provide a range of interactive, hands-on sessions:
- The Incubation Project - We can provide and set up all the equipment you would need to learn about life cycles and even hatch your own eggs
- Assemblies - Learn about Aldenham Country Park and how a farm works in our talks for classes or school groups
- Mobile Farm - A hands on experience with some animals from the farm
- Workshops - Adapted to your surroundings, we can deliver educational sessions on a number of different topics
"Our children LOVED the farm workshop. Friendly staff and perfect way to connect to nature, for real."
- Pause for Effect, reconnecting people.
"Thank you for a great day today and for your help and support with the incubation project. The children had a great day at the farm, and were happy to see [the chicks] Caramel, Sherbert, Shelly and Hatchet again!"
– St. John’s School, Rickmansworth.
"We had a magnificent day learning and having fun too.
The orienteering was excellent. Aldenham gets better and better each year."
- Primary School in Barnet.
How to Book
Health and Safety - Regulations at the park must be respected and followed at all times. A health and safety briefing is included in each school visit.
This is an example risk assesment carried out by Aldenham Country Park.
Schools are advised to follow their own procedures before their visit.