Families heading down to the farm for new Home Education sessions

Home Educators from across Staffordshire are taking advantage of a new session at award-winning Lower Drayton Farm offering learning around farm-themed topics.

The sessions, which launched, last September, take place on Monday mornings and feature a mix of hands-on activities and classroom-based learning, with a variety of seasonal topics based on what’s happening on the farm at that time of year.
Past sessions have focused on everything from planting Christmas trees to measuring pumpkins, the latest farming robotic technology and learning about different animals and how to care for them. The sessions, which are formulated and led by the farm’s Education Manager, Lauren Addison, a qualified teacher, now regularly attract in excess of 30 learners and their families.
Lauren says:

The farm offers a real wealth of learning opportunities – many of which tie into STEM topics – and our goal is to give Home Educators a hands-on experience that they can then build on with their learning at home. Each session features a ‘hands-on’ element – whether its planting seeds, picking veggies, measuring things or being out on the farmyard looking at animals as we learn about them. We then break for lunch and return to the classroom where there is usually a craft-based activity or quiz to test knowledge.

We’ve got a lovely community of Home Educators now and we encourage the social side of things by inviting families to arrive at 10.30am before the session begins at 11am so the children can have a play while the grown-ups enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and chat. In fact, many love coming to the farm so much that they have signed up as members, which means their Home Ed sessions are included within their membership alongside admission to our PLAY@ farm attraction.”

The farm’s Home Ed sessions take place on Mondays from 11am – 1pm and are priced at £8.50pp. Forthcoming topics include World Book Day on Monday 4th March; Sowing Barley on 11th March and a reptile talk on 18th March with lambing, planting sunflowers, learning about cows, pumpkin planting and more all scheduled for after the Easter break.

The sessions take place at Lower Drayton Farm, just outside Penkridge and handily placed just 1 mile from J13 of the M6. find out more and to book, head to https://playatthefarm.co.uk/home-education-sessions/

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Discover our brilliant birthday party packages - which include exclusive use of your own party room for 2 hours, hot or cold food for party guests, special treats for the birthday child, access to all the PLAY@ adventure for the duration of your party PLUS an extra hour to explore - and more!

Find out more & book: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/party/

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To show our support to England🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 men’s football ⚽️ team being in the Euro 2024 final this weekend. Farmer Ray has cut ✂️ an England flag 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 in our 2024 Sunflower 🌻 maze which opens in August as part of our Play@ 6 weeks of summer on the farm.

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Looking for affordable summer fun for the whole family?
Get 6 PLAY@ Lower Drayton Farm visits through the summer break for just £33 per person!
We’ve got a host of summer fun in store for you down on the farm – and there’s way too much happening to squeeze it all into just one visit:
🦖 Our ROAR-some Dino Discovery Maize Maze adventure (from 5th Aug)
🐍 Live Reptile Show
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🛝 MASSIVE indoor playbarns
🌳 Acres of outdoor adventure play
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🚜 Meet the machines in Farmer Ray’s tractor shed
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Looking for affordable summer fun for the whole family?

Get 6 PLAY@ Lower Drayton Farm visits through the summer break for just £33 per person!

We’ve got a host of summer fun in store for you down on the farm – and there’s way too much happening to squeeze it all into just one visit:

🦖 Our ROAR-some Dino Discovery Maize Maze adventure (from 5th Aug)
🐍 Live Reptile Show
🐄 Large animal talks
🐰 Small animal interactions
🛝 MASSIVE indoor playbarns
🌳 Acres of outdoor adventure play
👨‍🌾 Farm trailer rides & talks
🚜 Meet the machines in Farmer Ray’s tractor shed
🫧 Beautiful Bubble Shows
🛁 Foam party fun
🌻 Sunflower maze (from August)

Click below to grab your Summer Pass:

🌞 www.playatthefarm.co.uk/summer-passes

#westmidsmums #farmattractionuk #westmidlands #EnjoyStaffordshire #farmvisit #LowerDraytonFarm #familydaysoutuk #familyattraction #daysoutwithkids #Summer2024 #daysoutwiththefamily #familyattractions #cannock #stokeontrent #rugeley #birmingham #wolverhampton
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Next Monday 15 July is the final Home Education session before we break for summer!
During the session we’ll return to our Maize Maze field to see how much it’s grown – as well as measuring the crop (will it be as tall as you, or as tall as Farmer Richard?) and we’ll look at how the plant has developed as it’s grown.
We’ll also be celebrating the end of our first academic year of Home Ed sessions with a celebratory buffet!
Book your space now: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/home-education-sessions/
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Next Monday 15 July is the final Home Education session before we break for summer!

During the session we’ll return to our Maize Maze field to see how much it’s grown – as well as measuring the crop (will it be as tall as you, or as tall as Farmer Richard?) and we’ll look at how the plant has developed as it’s grown.

We’ll also be celebrating the end of our first academic year of Home Ed sessions with a celebratory buffet!

Book your space now: https://playatthefarm.co.uk/home-education-sessions/

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*FARMING UPDATE* Today the brilliant team from Huntapac Produce have used their weed wipe to control the weeds in our trails field. This only puts weed killer on the weed plants it comes into contact with with. Rather than blanket spraying the whole field. 🚜🇬🇧 Huntapac - Team Page #farmattractionuk #farmingforthefuture #farmlife #FarmTech #farmvisit #backbritishfarming #thisfarminglife #farminguk

*FARMING UPDATE* Today the brilliant team from Huntapac Produce have used their weed wipe to control the weeds in our trails field. This only puts weed killer on the weed plants it comes into contact with with. Rather than blanket spraying the whole field. 🚜🇬🇧 Huntapac - Team Page #farmattractionuk #farmingforthefuture #farmlife #FarmTech #farmvisit #backbritishfarming #thisfarminglife #farminguk ...

Our Pumpkin 🎃 plants are loving this weather 🌦️
PYO Pumpkins tickets are now on sale at last year’s prices - book yours now to secure the best dates! https://tickets.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk/event-tickets/48091?catID=47583&

Our Pumpkin 🎃 plants are loving this weather 🌦️

PYO Pumpkins tickets are now on sale at last year’s prices - book yours now to secure the best dates! https://tickets.lowerdraytonfarm.co.uk/event-tickets/48091?catID=47583&
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