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
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