No coach fees, no insurance worries and the opportunity to include several classes in one day's booking - all these advantages and the fact that the Mobile Farm visit can be easily and usefully integrated into national curriculum work, have made Miller's Ark Animals a very popular choice for schools, nurseries and play-schemes.
Local press coverage of our visit helps promote your school or nursery.
The Mobile Farm can include sheep and lambs, goats and kids, a calf, piglets, poultry and sometimes a miniature horse or donkey. The emphasis is on touching and feeding the animals to build confidence and awareness. The welfare of the animals is paramount throughout and only those happy with lots of attention are used.
Infant School June 2018: A fabulous day. The children loved meeting and touching the animals. Your handler worked very hard and communicated really well with the children.
Primary June 2018: Such a great day, the handler was great with the children and took time talking to staff at lunchtime. A really graet opportunity for our children.
Primary May 2018: Handler was a massive hit, very informative and the smaller groups enabled all children to have time with the animals. A fabulous day thank you.
Primary April 2018: The children really enjoyed the time with the animals, we have had some brilliant writing from them following your visit. Handler was brilliant.
Primary School April 2018: Previous visits, very positive handler was informative. Excellent hands on experience and all the children got to hold and toch the animals too.
Pre School April 2018: Staff, children and parents all LOVED IT thank you!
Primary School March 2018: Such a wonderful experience, so effortless on the chool's behalf, very efficient set up and clear up. Impeccably patient and well behaved animals.
School February 2018: Thank you very much for facilitating such a wonderful visit from your farm animals. The children (and staff) had a truly wonderful day. The animals were set up in their pens swiftly and on time and cleared away brilliantly at the end of the visit. We were very impressed with Emily and Sophie - their warm and friendly nature made the children feel instantly at ease with the animals. They also enabled all of the children to stroke as many of the animals as possible in each of the time slots, adapting their approach to the differing needs of the individual children.
The animals were very well behaved and delighted the children with their sounds as well. It was a wonderful sensory rich experience for our students and one that we will all remember fondly.
I would definitely be keen to book you again and will recommend to other schools.
"The explanation of the animals was pitched at just the right level for the age group with the older children learning more details than the younger ones."
Farnham 9th June 2017: Recommended, enjoyed by everyone, we will definately re book.