A few things to consider when planning your trip to Aldenham Country Park.

 

Prices

School Visits
 
Self-led Farm Pass (per child, adults within OFSTED ratios are free) £3.00
Feed bags 1 bag for £3.00
3 bags for £5.00
Interactive Farm Tour £95.00
Workshops £95.00
Guest Appearance with Winnie the Pooh £50.00
Story Time with Winnie the Pooh £95.00
   
On Site Facilities
 
Woods Cabin - room hire £50.00
Coach Parking £45.00
Mini bus/Car parking £4.50
   
Outreach
 
The Incubation Project £300.00
Assembly £100.00
Mobile Farm (Half day) £300.00
Mobile Farm (Full day) £450.00


Arrival

All Coaches must park in the coach parking area of the car park even if they are only dropping children off. We aim to meet all school groups and make sure they are settled in and know where to go, particularly if they have booked the yard room and workshops.

 

Workshops

Please arrive at least 10mins before your first booked workshop, late arrivals may mean your workshop is shortened. Workshops can only hold up to 30 children (average class size). Groups larger than this will need to book additional sessions. We ask that you organise the groups before your arrival. Aldenham Country Park requires a minimum ratio of adults to children as follows: (adults within the OFSTED ratio are FREE, additional adults will be charged).

 

Lunch

We can store lunch if you are visiting the farm. The lunches need to be stored together in bags or boxes for easy storage and collection. There is also a classroom you can hire to store and eat lunch.

 

What to wear

It is important you think about the weather before your visit. Please make sure you pack waterproofs for wet weather. Wellington boots or outdoor shoes are advisable. If you are bringing wellingtons, we suggest you bring a change of shoes. During summer months a sun hat is advisable. If booking woodland workshops, suitable foot wear is required for the tree climbing activities.

 

Wet weather

At Aldenham Country Park we promote outdoor and hands on learning, therefore, the majority of our workshops are outdoors. In case of bad weather we can adapt most workshops to take place undercover. If this is not possible then we can reschedule the visit if we are given at least 24 hours notice.

 

Payments

An invoice will be sent out before your school trip. Full payments for workshops and yard room hire should be made when completing your online booking. Details will be on your invoice. You will receive an email confirmation once your payment has been received.

 

Cancellation Policy

Regrettably, cancellations less than 7 days before the visit cannot be refunded but can be rescheduled. Payments for Yard Room Hire are non-refundable.

 

Hand washing

Hygiene is of up most importance and you will be asked to wash your hands after all activities.

Please note that hands should be washed using hot running water and soap. We provide hand washing facilities at three main stations in the park; Upper farm (in the yard room’s cloakroom), Lower Farm (behind Ticket Office) and next to the Woodland Adventures area.

 

Wet wipes and anti bacterial gels are not a substitute

 

Risk Assessment

Click here to view a risk assessment from Aldenham Country park which you may use as a guide. However, schools are encouraged to carry out their own risk assessments prior to their visit. Please contact our education team if you wish to book a free health and safety pre-visit to carry out your risk assessment.

You can also view a Code of Practice document here for advice on preventing illness when visiting a farm. 

 

Protecting our park and nature trails

 

1.      Please take all litter home with you or dispose of in the bins provided.

2.      Take care not to damage the plants trees or animals around the site

3.      Animals can behave unpredictably particularly if they are with their young

4.      Be fire aware. Take care not to drop matches or cigarettes

5.      No eating, drinking or smoking on the farm