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The Benefits of Visiting a Farm With Your Child



Spending a day at your local farm isn’t just a nice way to spend some quality time with your family. A visit to see the animals can offer multiple benefits for your child’s understanding and development.

 

By visiting a farm, children begin to get an idea of the environment that animals need to thrive. This leads to an understanding of the importance of caring for the environment to keep the homes of animals safe and secure. Your child will become much more aware of the concept 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 our world with.

 

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.

 



Some farms offer hands-on experiences which are helpful in developing compassion for animals and the importance of treating them kindly. These types of experiences also encourage your child to begin to view the animals they see around them as something to care about. 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 story books.

 



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 bonding with your family.

 

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

 

Fishers Farm Park

Fishers Farm Park is a family run farm park set in the beautiful West Sussex countryside. This award-winning park offers a huge selection of indoor soft play, farm animals and exciting rides for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Sky Park Farm

Sky Park Farm is a real working farm, offering authentic insights into life on a busy farm devoted to deer. You’ll be able to stroll through fenced paths linking the fields – where you can get close to the herds. There is also a large adventure playground for your children to enjoy.

 

Chesworth Farm

Chesworth Farm is a secret paradise where you can see colourful wildflower displays; have a family walk or cycle ride well away from any roads; where you can watch owls fly during the day and walk through clouds of butterflies; where you can meet friendly cows and see rare sheep in a natural countryside setting which has been a farm since before 1086.

 

Manor Farm

At Manor Farm, there are lots of farm animals to see. From waterfowl like ducks and geese to bouncy bunnies, cute guinea pigs and lots of cattle! Not forgetting the shy sheep, cheeky alpacas, snorty pigs and plenty more. There is also an indoor play barn for the little ones to enjoy.


About Us:

The Country Mouse Children's Nursery is an excellent nursery in Midhurst, 10 minutes from Petworth and 20 minutes from Chichester, with childcare places for 2 months-5 year olds. We can offer your child fabulous fun filled days of activities to help them learn and make lots of new friends. We have a beautiful large garden with brilliant outdoor learning. Please come and see us, our fantastic classrooms and our magical garden!...and our very special staff team.


Visit the Country Mouse Nursery Website at: www.thecountrymousenursery.co.uk


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