Our Urban Farm is a great place to visit with children but is also a teaching college run by Capel Manor. We have pigs and horses, snakes and lizards. There is always plenty to see and do.
Monday – Sunday: 12.00pm – 4.00pm
The farm is closed on Wednesdays.
The visits allow children to see how a city farm runs, meet the animals, learn in a fun classroom setting and see sustainability in action in an enjoyable and safe environment.
The farm offers an invaluable teaching resource. The visit can be used to teach all aspects of the curriculum through learning about animals, their care, and sustainable living in the city. We hope that this information pack will give you ideas to inspire your pupils and get the most out of your visit.
What Pupils can gain from their visit:
At all key stages a visit to the farm will include a meet and greet session, where the children can meet, look at and touch some of the animals, including the usual farm animals, such as goats, chickens, Shetland ponies and pigs, rodents, such as rabbits and guinea pigs and exotics, such as reptiles.
A visit to the farm is a great way to introduce children to new experiences, which aide in building confidence and physical skills. Our aim is to assist with the early learning goals that you have to achieve to cover aspects of the national curriculum.
A visit to the farm gives a first hand experience in a range of visual, tactile and other sensory situations. An understanding of an environment that is affected by humans is given as a good example by the farm. Important knowledge on life cycles and seasonal changes, differences between animals and humans, reproduction in animals, classification, diet and dentition amongst others, are covered.
A visit will also stimulate and excite curiosity in students as they begin to apply their knowledge and understanding of ideas.
To find out more please contact Capel Manor’s Education Officer:
Capel Manor College
Crystal Palace Park Farm
Ledrington Road, SE19 2BS
Our Open Days
We open our doors throughout the year to allow prospective students the opportunity to find out more about the College, our centres and courses. You will have the opportunity to talk with tutors and participate in fun and engaging have-a-go activities to get a taster for our courses.
Our next Open Days will be on Saturday, 21 April 2018 and Saturday, 16 June 2018. All our Open Days are on the same day at each centre and start at 10.00am and finish at 3.00pm.
Further Education Advice Day
For support and course advice after GCSE results, our next Advice Day will be on Friday, 24 August 2018. All our Advice Day sessions open at 10.00am and finish at 3.00pm.