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The Benefits of Visiting a Farm Park with your Children

Updated: Feb 27

There’s lots to do at the farm! Not just a nice family day out, a visit to see the animals offers multiple benefits for your child’s development.


Some farms offer hands-on experiences which are helpful to learn about caring for animals and treating them with respect and kindness. Your child will develop a natural compassion for animals. Animal farms are also a multisensory learning experience for your child. They will learn how different animals smell, the sounds they make and the way they feel and look. Farms can offer a real-life experience of what they have read about in their books at home.


Visiting a farm can also offer exposure to new words and vocabulary. The variety of animals they will see encourages a wonder of animals and all the differences. From the names of the animals to the differences in their care needs and even how some animals have adapted to their environment, your child will be learning new concepts and an awareness of the wider world.


By visiting a farm children begin to get an idea of the environment that animals need to survive. This leads to an understanding of the importance of caring for the environment to keep the homes of animals safe and protected. Your child will become much more aware of the nature of eco-systems and their importance in the natural world.


This can lead to discussions about animal homes and habitats and our role in protecting the environment to ensure the safety of the animals we share the world with.


There are so many benefits to visiting an animal farm with your child. Not only are there numerous learning opportunities, but it is also a wonderful way to spend the day with your family.


Here are some local Farm and Zoo Parks for you to visit with your child!

Court Farm Country Park

Give the kids a treat and visit this real working farm. They have lots of friendly animals from ponies to pigs with lots going on every day. From bottle-feeding baby lambs to the milking show and free tractor rides, there is something to suit all the family.


Chew Valley Country Park

Chew Valley is a fully licensed zoo with a wonderful range of interesting animals to discover as well as great activities for the kids.


Twinnies Petting Farm

Twinnies is a mobile Petting Farm and can be booked for events such as  Summer Fetes, parties and you can also book a private session at the Twinnies Yard.

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is an award-winning zoo set on a working farm located 6 miles to the south of Bristol. The Zoo has an exciting, large animal collection of over one hundred species which includes African elephants, giraffe, lions, rhinos, and spectacled bears.

About Us:

Jabberwocky Childrens Nursery is a Nursery and Preschool dedicated to providing the best that an Early Years setting has to offer in a colourful, spacious, purpose built environment. We believe in creating magical places for children and engaging children’s curiosity and imagination to inspire lifelong learning in a safe, loving, enabling environment. We embrace the fact that all children are unique and special and we strive to offer a programme of care and education that not only ensures children experience all areas of the ‘Foundation Stage Framework’ but that also appeals to every kind of learner.

​Jabberwocky is easy to get to from Street and also Glastonbury, Butleigh and Meare. So if you are looking for a Day Nursery in Street or looking for a Day Nursery in Glastonbury or other local Mendip Somerset towns then please come and see us!

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