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farm school trips Hertfordshire

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New for 2011 at Hyde Hall are guided visits to the farm, in Hertfordshire, designed for schools or groups /clubs.

Hyde Hall Farm is a highly productive example of modern agriculture but an important aspect for us is farming as environmentally sensitively as possible. To this end we are involved in two conservation schemes that are designed to enhance the natural habitat for animals, birds and insects. We also grow wheat that is used in the production of baby food, for which we have to follow a very strict protocol with reduced pesticide useage.

The Hyde Hall Educational visits are designed to be fun whilst trying to improve understanding of farming and how food finds its way from the field to the plate. Visits can last anything from 1.5-3 hours to include walks around the farm looking at crops, livestock, wildlife and modern farm machinery.

We aim to base the visits around subjects relevant to the National Curriculum and cater for all Key Stages. Activities include feeding farm animals, pond dipping, wildlife trails and woodland bug hunts. We are happy to work with teaching staff to cater for a schools individual needs.

Pre-booking is essential so please contact Ben on 01763 274 842 or via enquiry form on this website.

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