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Some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Dodford Childrens Farm


Facts and information about Dodford Children's Farm


How can I help?

Looking for ways to help us?


  • Fund raise for us
  • Do you work somewhere that does corporate volunteering? - suggest a day at the farm
  • Become a regular volunteer (we need help with gardens, groundswork and the animals)
  • Sponsor an animal for £20 per year and get letters and pictures from your new furry or feathered friend
  • Tell people about us
  • Offer time and expertise as a one off

How can we see what a stay is like?

A: Ask us for a free DVD or contact details of someone else who has been to stay


What is included?


A: When a group comes to stay at the farm there are no hidden costs.  All food and drink is provided (groups choose main meals from a menu provided in advance). You need to arrange your own transport and that's it.  Residential children will feed the animals twice a day and have a donkey ride.  We can take you for a local countryside walk.  The only thing to buy is a postcard if you want one (but bring your own stamps!)


How much does it cost?

5 day booking for schools/groups

Split week with a changeover on Wednesday


Short stay (per day)

Day visits (groups only)

£5.00 per child (without food) £7.00 per person (with a 2 course lunch)


How many can you accommodate?

A: Accommodation is available in the main house: we have 22 beds.  Many schools bring 17 children and 4 staff but you can bring less if you want to as we charge for the farmhouse not per person. Please note - our age limit is 9 yrs old.

Parents and children: Up to 4 families at one time including a self-contained flat - Families need to be referred by a professional working with them. 


How many children come per year?
A: On average, around 800 children come to the farm either for a residential stay or a day visit.


How do I go about bringing a group?

A: Visit our 'Schools' tab for lots of information.  Email or telephone the farm to ask about availability. 


Can I bring my children/grandchildren?

A: No, unfortunately we are not open to the public but look out for our annual open days. 


Do you have a 'Wish List'?
A: Yes we do - we'd be very grateful if someone could fund or donate any of the following items :
  • Mobile display boards
  • Children’s John Deere ride-on tractors
  • Art equipment