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Easter Anguston Farm:

Education Visits

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Enjoy learning about the country side and life on a working farm.


Easter Anguston opens its doors to local visitors to come and enjoy time on the Farm, to learn about our livestock and animals and how they are looked after, about growing and tendering crops and the effects of seasonal changes, to see wildlife and birds in the natural surroundings of the beautiful countryside, and to understand about life on the working farm.

Our Education trips are designed for primary aged children from schools, church and community groups or the general public to come and enjoy all year round. We host special workshops to fit with your education curriculum.

As a registered Scottish Charity VSA’s Easter Anguston plays a big part in the development of adults with learning disabilities who work and manage the day to day running of the farm and who care for the wide breed of animals who reside at the Farm. From alpacas to miniature donkeys, rabbits, chickens, pigs, ducks, Shetland ponies, sheep, our ferret, aviary birds, and our baby animals in spring time.

Our Education trips to Easter Anguston will let you see behind the scenes how our Farm is operated and what a typical day is for our Trainees working on the farm. The children will meet the animals and enjoy finding out how they are cared for and how the crops are developed and managed, from seed to plate. You will understand how the countryside changes from season to season and how this affects the day to day running of the farm and the duties undertaken to ensure the well-being of the animals.

Education Guided Visits

At Easter Anguston Farm there is also a range of exciting educational experiences and workshops for your group of children to enjoy on their visit.

The Education Workshops and guided tours of the farm form part of our Education Package, children will have the opportunity to develop their investigative skills with your choice of interactive workshop, and questions can be answered as they tour around the farm with our farm guide. Exploring various farming themes, which facilitate learning in a fun, hands-on way, through self-led discovery and play.

Our Education room holds up to 40 children and we can tailor our workshops and talks around your education needs. We are happy to chat to the teacher/group leader to find out what you are interested in and endeavour to design a programme to your curriculum.

Our Education Guided Visits are from 10-1pm or 12-3pm, Monday to Friday. The cost is £2.50 per child (adults are free) or £6 per child with lunch boxes included. Education group bookings are taken in advance to ensure we can accommodate you on that day, we wouldn’t want you disappointed.

Along with a 30 minute workshop of your choice you will receive a health and safety on the farm briefing on arrival; a guided tour of the farm where you can ask questions and meet the 10 breeds of animals, birds and babies (if in season); you can explore the woodland walks, pond and the children’s play areas; and a private room is yours to eat your lunch and shelter if it rains – welly boots and waterproofs are recommended, so you can enjoy splash time!

An up to date list of our Education workshop programme and booking details are included in the back of this pack. We are also interested in hearing about any new topics that you may be keen for us to include in the programme.

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Spring

Springtime is our planting season, with our ground being prepared and seeds being sown for our summer fruit crops, which you can see in their different growing phases as the seasons develop. Visit our baby animals like bunnies, lambs, piglets and chicks. You can also see our eggs in incubation ready for hatching and birds preparing for nesting in the woodland areas.

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Summer

Summer brings our strawberry and soft fruit crops, where you can pick and go home with a punnet or two! Our beautiful plants are in full bloom in our Garden Centre and our baby animals are growing bigger and enjoying time in the green pastures. At our pond area you can take in and enjoy the countryside, bird spot and maybe catch a glimpse of our very own Red Kites flying from their nests.

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Autumn

Leaves are changing now and falling to carpet the ground, and our woodland walks look different with the vibrant colours changing in the trees. Harvesting time begins on the farm, where our pumpkins and vegetables are gathered and we make our own straw from the cut barley.

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Winter

Preparation starts for the cold winter months, where most of our animals are inside now to keep warm and ready for breeding in springtime. The pond can be frozen over and the ground white with morning frost in the coldest months. The birds have migrated to warmer climates, but if you wrap up cosy a lovely winter walk can still be had around the farm grounds, finishing up with a cup of warm chocolate in the Café.

Our Location

Where to find us:
Easter Anguston Farm

Peterculter

Aberdeen
AB14 0PJ
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