Sacrewell Saplings is a club for five to seven years old to explore food, farming and the countryside at Sacrewell. We meet once a fortnight from April to September and once a month from October to March.
What's included with a session?
Sacrewell Saplings is an outdoor club which will take place whatever the weather, so supervising adults must make sure that they and their children are dressed appropriately. Activities will take place in a variety of locations around the farm and involve walking across uneven terrain. The club is only for five to seven year olds, unfortunately we cannot cater for siblings outside this age range. All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.Find out more Book now
Spend a day at Sacrewell exploring how farming first began. Discover how the first grains were grown and have a go at 'domesticating' our animals.
Our team will do the best to meet the needs of learners for all ages and abilities, but we would recommend that KS1/KS2 learners come on Thursday 13th whilst KS2/KS3 learners come on Friday 14th.
Programme for the day:
10:00 - 10:30 Arrival and welcome talk
10:30 - 11:15 Growing Grains or Domesticating Animals
11:30 - 12:15 Growing Grains or Domesticating Animals
12:45 - 13:45 Campfire Cooking (there is an additional £3 charge per learner for this food activity)
14:00 - 15:00 Foraging walk
17:00 Farm closes for the day
Your ticket includes admission for one learner, admission for an accompanying adult and led activities from the programme. Each led activity session has space for a maximum of 10 learners. Spaces will be allocated on arrival on a first come, first served basis. Resources for self led activities will be available and you will also be welcome to spend time exploring the farm or visiting the Playbarn. The Playbarn is suitable for those up to 12 years old.Find out more Book now
Calm Home Education Day
Spend a day at Sacrewell exploring how farming first began. Discover how the first grains were grown and have a go at 'domesticating' our animals. This day is specifically aimed at those who prefer to be in small groups and want to work on building their confidence. Each group will have a maximum of 3 learners plus their accompanying adults.
Activities for the day:
Growing Grain activity. This will involve feeling different types of grain and grinding our own flour using our hand quern.
Domesticating Animals activity. This session will involve working with our goats to encourage them to behave in ways that are useful for Sacrewell staff.
Campfire Cooking activity. In this session we will make our own flatbread and bake it on an open fire in a wooded area.
Timings for the day:
Farm opens 9:30am.
Group A: Growing Grain activity 10:00 – 11:00, Domesticating Animals activity 11:30 – 12:30, Campfire Cooking activity 13:30 – 14:30.
Group B: Growing Grain activity 11:00 – 12:00, Domesticating Animals activity 13:00 – 14:00, Campfire Cooking activity 14:30 – 15:30.
Group C: Growing Grain activity 12:00 – 13:00, Domesticating Animals activity 14:00 – 15:00, Campfire Cooking activity 15:30 – 16:30.
Farm closes 5pm.
Your ticket includes admission for one learner, admission for an accompanying adult and all of the activities in the programme. Resources for self led activities can also be made available on request and you will be welcome to spend time exploring the farm or visiting the Playbarn. The Playbarn is suitable for those up to 12 years old.Find out more Book now