I am a farmer who is very passionate about both farming and education. My aim is to bring to you a farm experience right to your school, nursery or residencial home with our family of friendly animals. I am CEVAS and BSL level one trained and aim to make the visit educational as well as fun, following the national curriculum. All our staff are CBS checked and have gained their child safe guarding certificates.
28/04/2018 Mrs Bateman-Lothersdale County Parish school
Children in class 1 were very excited about their special visitors on Tuesday afternoon. Two lambs came into school with Mrs McGarrell and the children all took turns to feed them. The lambs are 3 weeks old and the children had all prepared questions for Mrs McGarrell to answer. The children learnt all about sheep terminology and really enjoyed their afternoon session. Thank you to Mrs McGarrell for taking time out of her busy lambing schedule to bring the lambs in to school to show the children.
24/04/2018 Stocks Hall Nursing and care home
Special visitors surprised the Ladies and Gentlemen living at Stocks Hall, Andrew Smith House recently. A most wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by all as local Farmer, Gill McGarrell from Farmer Gill’s mobile farm very kindly offered to come and visit the Home. Julie, Activities says “It was a very welcomed afternoon, most of the people living at the Home got the opportunity to feed, stoke and cuddle the baby lambs. The faces on those living at the Home and the staff tell the story and expressions were priceless. I would certainly recommend this activity for all. Gill has excellent people skills and makes everyone feel at ease, the activity brought so much pleasure to so many people.
29/05/2018 The White Lion Pub, Earby
Worth so much more than 5 stars, Farmer Gill attended our family fun day at The White Lion in Earby as part of our relaunch weekend, she brought all the amazing animals with her which all the children and adults absolutely loved them, Gill and her team are very professional and We would highly recommend to attend your event, you will not be disappointed, massive thank you for attending our event.
29/06/2018 Ribble Valley Country and Leisure Park
The mobile farm was such a hit on our holiday park! The animals were adorable and friendly. The staff were great with kids and adults alike. Highly recommended!
28/07/2018 The Robert Windle Foundation / The Old Grammar School, Earby
Farmer Gill brought animals to our Summer Fair at The Old Grammar School, all the children (and adults) loved being able to see and meet them. Gill is so friendly and obviously loves what she does... Thank you from Robert Windle's Foundation
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During our visit we always start with a short safety talk about the animals. We talk about the importance of not putting fingers near mouths of the animals and being quiet and calm around them. We will also talk about why the children should not put hands up to their faces after stroking the animals and how important it is to wash our hands afterwards. We introduce the animals to the children and answer a few questions about them. We will then teach the children the discussed lesson plan. Using worksheets or activity based on the animals, farming and food production. I will bring the farm to you so the children can touch, feel and hold the animals whilst you learn about how they are raised and farm to fork process. If you have no room for ainmals i can come along as a farm practitioner teaching the "farm to fork" process in cooking demonstrations or demonstrations of wool or dairy products. I also give talks on the farming life and the animals on our farm.
Included in all prices is a pre-visit to discuss your classes needs and to arrange where best to site the outdoor classroom. We bring everything we need for the animals and any props we need and take away all the animals leave and we can work in most weathers as we have our own gazebos.
If you would like more information please contact Gill on:
Telephone: 07955 660508
Our mobile farm can be booked for your event, however we can only visit venues with no County Parish Holding (CPH) numbers and no other livestock.
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Hello! I'm Farmer Gill,