School Workshops & Tours

Surrey Docks Farm has an excellent educational reputation. We offer a range of hands-on practical workshops and guided tours tailored to support the National Curriculum and specific teacher requirements. We have a fully equipped classroom, hand washing and toilet facilities. All visits must be booked in advance.  

The cost for workshops and staff-led farm tours is £180 per class (maximum of 30 children with a charge of £5/child thereafter). This includes staff led sessions from 10:30am-12pm with 15 animal feed bags provided, followed by use of our classroom for your lunch from 12pm-1pm. After lunch you can independently explore the Farm until 1:30pm, we have a self-guided photo trail which is also available on request.

We also offer a self-led option for £70 per class. This gives you access to the Farm from 10:30am – 1:30pm and includes 15 bags of animal feed and use of our classroom from 12pm-1pm.

All visits must be booked and confirmed by the Farm in advance via the below enquiry form. To avoid disappointment we recommend booking well in advance.

We also deliver an outreach programme, through our ‘mobile farm’ project we can bring our animals to your school or nursery, full details can be found here.


School Farm Tour

Farm Tour 

Discover more about the animals that live on the farm including pigs, goats, sheep and poultry with one of our Farmers. This is an excellent opportunity for children to learn more about where their food comes from and to get up close and touch the animals. We will discuss the origins of different food including meat, eggs, bread and vegetables. Includes a hands-on animal feeding session with the sheep and goats.

Available to book on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday mornings.


Our popular workshops enable children to gain more knowledge and practical experiences here on the Farm. Each workshop focuses on a specific topic and includes a tour of the Farm to meet all our animals.

Animals & Their Babies Tour

Young Animals

In this Spring/Summer workshop children will meet our young animals out on the Farm, including lambs and goat kids. They’ll learn new vocabulary and carry out a stamp collecting activity in our classroom. This workshop is best suited to younger age groups.

Available on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Butter Making

Children learn about dairy products and their importance as part of a balanced diet. Pupils get to meet the farm animals that produce milk and get to make their own butter.

Available on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Composting and Recycling 

This workshop teaches children about composting, food webs and biodiversity. They’ll learn what goes into a compost heap, get up close to the minibeasts that live there and will sieve their own compost.

Available on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Bee Trail 

This workshop enables children to explore the life of a honey bee and identify pollinators around the Farm. Children learn about bee products, looking at examples in the classroom and will get to roll wax to make their own candles.

Available on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Vegetable Trail 

Children will look at the range of fruit and vegetable plants grown on our Farm and discuss the uses of plants in food. We’ll also explore plant care and growth, with a seed sowing activity in the classroom with children taking a pot away with them to care for.

Available on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Teachers and educators are welcome to visit the Farm before booking an activity or to prepare risk assessments, please get in touch to arrange this to ensure you arrive when the site is open.

If you would like to book a workshop or tour, please complete the below enquiry form. If you require any further information please contact Tracey Neil, our Education Coordinator by email.

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  • To enquire about a school visit please fill out this form below.



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