While we have been closed, we have been trying to think of new ways to engage with children while school visits are cancelled. We decided to make lots of videos to show off our animals and their characters and to bring our farm into the classroom. We put a post on our Facebook page asking teachers to get in touch if they wanted some free resources. We were totally inundated and had requests from all over the UK, Europe, the Middle East and even as far away as the Philippines and New Zealand!
We have had some lovely feedback and was even featured on BBC Radio Sheffield and BBC Look North!
The videos we have made are all below:
Nursery Rhyme Collection (with Rachel from Baby and Toddler Singalong and Sign)
Answering Children’s Questions video [New!]
All our free resources are available in our pinned post at the top of our Facebook page, click the link below:
We also have some worksheets if you click the link below:
Our equines had a cooling bath this week thanks to the lovely Nicola. Here’s Ronnie having a pamper!
Our fabulous shearers have been and sheared the sheep and Alpacas so everyone is feeling much better now! Thanks to Rachel and James Metcalfe from Greenhills Pedigree North Country Cheviot.
Please meet our new pedigree Belted Galloway heifers: Bradfield Beauty and Bradfield Bertha These girls will be staying as part of our breeding herd. They have come from Cote Green Farm in Bradfield and our beautiful Sapphire and Coral went to Bradfield as breeding heifers which is great to be able to work together. We are so pleased to add to our herd as it is so important to promote breeding of native breeds.
Wigfield Farm is set in Worsbrough, Barnsley and has three main functions:
A large part of the practical tasks during the week are actually undertaken by students following one of our many programmes of study giving them a real working environment to develop their skills and knowledge.
The farm is situated approximately 2 miles south-west of Barnsley next to Worsbrough Country Park. It is near to the Dove Valley Trail section of the Trans-Pennine Trail, and provides a perfect visitor attraction for adults and children.
We have a wide range of animals including meerkats, cows, goats, Shetland ponies, donkeys, alpacas, pigs, sheep, chickens, guinea pigs, rabbits and much more. There is also a rodent room and an aquatics room featuring many different varieties of fish and other aquatic life.
Our students take a walk on the wild side in our exotics room where they care for and study a variety of reptiles. Although this area isn’t open to the public, you can view our reptiles, snakes and lizards at public events or as part of a VIP animal experience.
The farm operates a café serving light lunches, snacks and refreshments as well as a varied souvenir shop.