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Visiting a farm made simple - FAQs

FFS tips for teachers visiting a farm


Please download a copy of our
Guide for Teachers visiting countryside events involving schools


Please download a copy of our
Guide for Hosts planning countryside events involving schools

Free Educational Resources
from HGCA

HGCA has an extensive range of FREE educational resources exploring the grain chain from field to plate. Packed full of fun games and activities, the resources have been specially developed for children from primary through to secondary school (Key Stage 1 to 4). All resources are linked to the national curriculum. Please click here









Farms for Schools is a Partner of Farming and Countryside Education. FACE, in collaboration with a variety of members and partners have produced several documents that farmers and teachers will find very useful. We have linked to these documents below.

Discovering Fact Sheets

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Exploring Fact Sheets

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Teaching Resources

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Farm visit resources for farmers

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Teacher's information pack - for farmers to give to teachers

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Why Farming matters

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Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions - Industry Code of Practice Launched 25th June 2012 and replaces the HSE guidance AIS 23

Every year millions of people visit premises where members of the public, particularly children, are encouraged to view or touch animals. The purpose of this Code of Practice is to help ensure visitor health and safety by providing sensible, practical and proportionate guidance on preventing or controlling ill health at visitor attractions. This Code of Practice has been produced by the industry and is aimed at the owners, operators and managers of such visitor premises. It provides guidance, including pictures and real-life case studies, of practical measures that you can apply at your premises to help you comply with the law and keep visitors safe. The examples are from businesses, ranging from conventional farms that open to the public for one day a year to attractions that may cater for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Download the Code of Practice Summary (177kb) here

Download the Code of Practice (2 mb) here

Download an extract from the Code of Practice - Advice to Teachers (116kb) here