Great Wood Farm provides an exciting destination for any school trip, to learn hands on about the countryside.
Here at Great Wood Farm we offer a variety of trips to suit your needs:
Forest School Trips
Children learn to take calculated risks through climbing trees, using tools and building fires, through a combination of adult led activities and child initiated explorations. Forest School is aimed to be a programme over a few consecutive weeks and through this achieves deep level learning and the active learning style helps to improve behaviour, concentration and develops a child’s emotional intelligence. A Forest School taster session will give an insight in what can be achieved and how it benefits the children. There is also the option for an added extra to book in for lunch cooked over a fire in our Forest School base camp.
Environmental Education Trips
These trips develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the world through a captivating hands on approach.
You can choose one of these options or a combination of a couple to build a full day trip to the farm. School lunches can be eaten in a field as a picnic or in straw bales in a barn.
Farm Government Funded Trips
These trips are part of the Environmental Stewardship scheme and are run through the farm. We have 25 free trips a year available to groups. Groups can be school parties wanting to learn about food production, farming, wildlife conservation, landscape and historical features. Each visit will last for two hours and can be arranged for a morning or afternoon.
Here is a link to an article in the Grantham Journal from when Little Gonerby Infants School visited Great Wood Farm:
Our Forest School trips are based in our purposefully developed Forest School base camp, approximately ten minutes walk away.More
Our Environmental Education trips are a great way for a whole class to learn hands on about our countryside.More
We can offer annually up to 25 two hour trips to schools, which are funded from the government, through the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme (HLS).More