Flat Pack Farm

What is Flat Pack Farm?

Wellies On offer a mobile service in the form of the Flat Pack Farm. We are aware that visiting us on the farm can be very costly and hard to organise. Our Flat Pack Farm offers you a great alternative. We bring the farm yard to you complete with chickens, goats, Shetland pony, sheep, farm dogs and more. As we take care of the logistics and we have qualified members of staff on hand, you are free to make the most of this valuable hands on learning experience. The Flat Pack Farm is suitable for all age groups as we cater from nursery children all the way up to people in residential care homes.

What animals will you bring? 

Pepper likes to go out with the flat pack farm
Our farm dog Pepper

We are a real working farm based just outside of Colchester and have a wide range of animals on site including our award winning dairy goat herd. Usually we bring one of our five Shetland ponies, all of whom are used to working around young people. Our bantam chickens love to be handled and chicks to help us think about life cycles. Farm dog ‘Pepper’ hates to miss out on a trip out and she is occasionally her smaller friend ‘Pixie’ comes along too.  Both are very friendly.

Bringing a dairy goat gives you the opportunity to watch a milking demonstration and opens a discussion about food and farming.  The farm’s pygmy goats always bring delight. They are very lively and bouncy and but also like being stroked. This is not a complete list as things on the farm change, with new animals joining us from time to time.

Do we need to provide anything?

We try very hard to make sure we have everything we need with us. All we do require is water for the animals and an electric point for the hand wash station.

How much space do you need?

Ideally we would require an area of about 20 square feet. This could be on a playgorund, a small field, or even inside the building. We would also need somewhere to park the van and large trailer with good access to wherever we are going to set up.

What about the weather? 

We will bring with us enough gazebos to cover the animals therefore providing shelter should it rain and also to keep the animals cool should the sun come out.

Do you have insurance?

Yes, we have public liability insurance. Please ask if you require a copy of our certificate.

 

We are happy to make this experience suitable to you. Please contact Emma Lowery for more information. Telephone: 01206 735453 or Email: emma@wellieson.com

 

We would just like to say thank you for joining us at Tall Trees today. The residents thoroughly enjoyed their time with your animals, especially the lovely sparkle.  So many of our residents commented on how they have never seen or touched such a small goat, so that for them was a lovely memory made and something they can now reminisce about.  It was so nice to see our residents who don’t normally respond to their surroundings actually interacting with the animals. Seeing the smiles on their faces was priceless. Between the residents with capacity and the staff, it has been the talking point of the day and it definitely won’t be forgotten.

Overall an amazing experience and we  would highly recommend wellies-on care farm.

Andrea Bradshaw
Activities Co-ordinator
Tall Trees Care Home