FARM EXPERIENCE DAYS
Farm Experience Days at Miller's Ark guarantee a unique hands on experience of farming life. Go behind the scenes of a Rare Breeds farm. Experience all aspects of daily farm life by joining the farm team for the day. Your day will include animal husbandry, making the animal pens clean and comfy, food preparation, visiting the fields and helping administer any medical treatment. This experience is great for adults of any age!
GIVING A FARM EXPERIENCE AS A GIFT?
Contact the office with all the relevant details and we will email you a certificate to give to your loved one. Please note our minimum age for a Farm Experience Day experience is 16. Farmer for the Day gift packages are available for 15 year olds and under.
Three Hour Experience £80.00.
Six Hour Experience £150 includes lunch and cake!
WHEN CAN YOU ATTEND?
Your day can be booked all through the year apart from Christmas day. Farm animals need to be looked after 365 days a year, so your special day will not be cancelled due to bad weather.
Wear comfy clothes, and depending on the time of year, it is advisable to bring wellies and waterproof clothes with you.
WHAT WILL YOUR EXPERIENCE DAY INVOLVE?
You will commence your visit by being given a short HSE chat about working safely around the farm, then your experience will unfold one to one with a member of the Miller's Ark Team.
All activities are personalised to you and can include:
ensuring all farm animals have fresh water food and hay before climbing into a 4 x 4 to visit our sheep and cows in the fields.
grooming ponies and donkeys, cuddling goats and learning how to care for them, moving pigs and understanding their behaviour, handling chicken and chicks, ducks and geese.
strawing down the animal shelters and making sure fresh water is available
a return to the home farm for a break and hot drink
assisting in the evening feed up and help bring all the animals in to their night pens
The day ends in the traditional tea barn with a cup of tea and cake.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN ATTEND?
We recommend no more than 3 friends or family attend with you, so everyone gets the most from their day. The voucher is for one person, friends or family will need to purchase additional vouchers.
WHERE ARE WE?
Approximately 5 minutes off junction 5 of the M3 between Hook and Basingstoke in Hampshire. Hook train station is the nearest and a bus passes along the A30