Date(s) - 18/05/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Terra Amata Farm
Booking details nearer the time
Our outing this year is to the amazing Terra Amata Farm in West Chiltington. The following is taken from their website.
The existing hedgerows, pasture and flower meadows, trees , and ponds, scrapes and watercourses typify the traditional landscape of the area and form the key features of interest for you to explore. However, depending on the time of your visit, it may be possible to observer farming practices such as hay making during your visit.
A number of initiatives have been undertaken under the CSS (Countryside Stewardship Scheme) which has enhanced wildlife habitats and deliver benefits to those members oh the public who visit the farm. The farm provides a home for a variety of small animals, water fowl, bird species and insects. Many different species of trees are also to be found in and near then hedgerows, some very mature ones, some newly planted, see if you can spot and name the on your visit. Springtime is the time to see the acres of bluebells and primroses, mostly in the woods, but also near the ditches.
A number of small animals (such as goats, rabbits, chickens) live on site as well as cattle and sheep depending upon the time of year. Teachers/leaders have to make sure that their youngsters do not kiss animals, and always wash their hands before and after eating, after any contact with animals and again before leaving the farm.
When you visit….
- Toilets are available in the building on site together with hand washing facilities.
- Visitors are requested to understand and use the Country Code whilst on the Farm and wear clothing suitable for the terrain and weather.