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An award-winning Educational Farm Park in the Essex countryside - on the outskirts of East London, with farmyard favourites and exotic animals, plus indoor and outdoor leisure activities. An ideal venue for Key Stages 1 and 2 to visit, whilst learning about farming, exotic and unusual animals and the natural environment. With teachers' packs available and leisure opportunities for school groups to enliven lesson time, this is a superb place to hold a school day out in the country. Old Macdonald's Farm has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge in 2010 as a recognition of the quality of our services. Visit to find out more.
OPENING TIMES: 1 April to 30 September, weekdays, weekends and Bank Holidays, 1000-1700. 1 October to 31 March, weekdays and weekends, 1000-1600. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve. 3 to 28 January 2011 only open at weekends.
SUGGESTED LENGTH OF VISIT: 3 to 4 hours.
EDUCATIONAL VISIT FACILITIES:
Free preliminary visit for teacher, teacher and pupil resource packs, qualified schools guide/specialised education officer on hand, classroom/study area, welcome talk and demonstrations available, guided tours, indoor eating area available, outdoor eating area available. Please contact direct for more information.
Please contact farm for details.
Weald Road, South Weald, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY
Map reference: TQ 549942 Lat: 51.62595 Long: 0.23750
Parking : free
Nearest station : 3 miles (4.8 kms) from Brentwood station
Winners of the East of England Tourist Board Award for Excellence 2008 for Sustainable Tourism, highly commended in Essex awards 2009 and 2010 for sustainable tourism and access for all. Awarded Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge 2010. Popular attraction for families and for schools and colleges encouraging learning through fun for all ages. Fully accessible pathways allow those with mobility problems and families with push chairs to reach all parts of the farm, and staff are on hand to assist those with special needs. Learn about Old Macdonald's award winning environmental project, the astonishing Tractorpult, and come up with your ideas for helping improve the world in which we live whilst having an enjoyable day out.
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The farm has one wheelchair to provide on request (Please ring to book in advance).
Cafe provides a variety of freshly cooked meals such as: Fish, Jacket Potatoes, sandwiches, Baguettes, Hamburgers and vegetable Burgers. Some food products are also Halal (Please ask in Cafe direct).
Preliminary visits are avaliable for groups.