School Visit Testimonials

23rd May Abbey Hulton Primary

‘Wow’ What an amazing day. Super organisation, beautiful place. Wonderful experiences. Julie was fantastic. Cannot praise the place enough. It will be on the school calender each year.

19th April Telford language Group

A wonderful hand-on experience. Brilliant, we had an excellent leader who took into consideration the children’s level of questions accordingly.

15th March 2018 Lower Heath Primary

A really useful and enjoyable trip where the children were able to develop their field study skills. The staff were engaging, knowledgeable and friendly.

1st August 2017 Chernobyl Children’s Project

Helen succeeds brilliantly at conveying information to children with little English through play & visualisation with fun

11th July 2017 Coalbrookdale Primary School

Very well planned and presented. An excellent day. Thoroughly enjoyed by all.

23rd May 2017 Market Drayton Infants

A great day out, brilliant experience for the children

2nd May 2017 Dothill Primary School

Everything was age appropriate and the children were engaged throughout the visit.

1st March 2016 Hugo Meynell Primary School

This was a wonderful trip. Julie, our guide was excellent. We all learned lots of new things. Julie introduced new vocabulary i.e. sow, boar, calf, ewe.  The children had an opportunity for free play too. This is an excellent venue for under-fives and I would recommend it to everyone.

23rd February 2016 Harlescott Junior School

It was an excellent insight into farm to fork and a community project.

24th November 2015 Horton Lodge Community Special School

“Excellent, everyone was so welcoming, Helen you were fantastic with the children. Absolutely brilliant.”

22nd October 2015 Westwood College

“Excellent, students enjoyed the tour and got some really good info.”

7th July 2015 High Ercall Primary School and Nursery 

“The children enjoyed doing all the “jobs”. They learnt about the importance of worms and ‘poo’.”

1st July 2015 Newport Infants School

“The children had a lovely day and learnt lots about the farm. It was good to have lots to do.”

23rd June 2015 St Peter’s Primary School Wem

“The children were encouraged to explore and experience the farm for themselves whilst being safe and controlled. The opportunity to see everything and do a variety of tasks was great. For us, everything worked well- from getting off the coach until leaving”.

18th June 2015 St Peter’s Primary School, Wem

“Well pitched and age-appropriate. Knowledgeable staff. Engaging, lots to look at and do. Safe and security/health & safety were important to them. Good facilities! Fantastic day, thank you!”

9th June 2015 Woodfield Infant School, Shropshire

“Fantastic day-very informative and enjoyable day for everyone!”


20th May 2015 Gateway, Wem

Teenagers from Gateway, Shrewsbury visited the farm today for the second of their four summer term visits to Fordhall. Having all enjoyed a practical farm tour learning a little of our history and ethos last visit, today they arrived just in time to join the celebrations, with cake and pork pies, for Arthur’s 100th anniversary. The group then checked on the progress of a new born calf that they had seen last week before spending the afternoon in the woods toasting damper over a campfire.


20th – 22nd May 2015 Market Drayton Junior School

“Three Year 3 classes have enjoyed a “Fordhall Farm Special Tearoom Experience ” this week. They were delighted to  role play extremely polite customers, while their teachers and other adults took on the part of professional waiters and waitresses!”

“Everyone enjoyed the delicious chocolate brownies!”

“Afterwards there was time to collect lots of eggs, feed the pigs and hens and check on the week old twin calves with their mother.”

24th March 2015, Wynbunbury Delves C.E. Primary School, Crewe

“A very practical day planned to suit our 4-5 year olds. Thank you”

19th February 2015, Katies Kids Nursery, Shrewsbury

“A very educational visit, learning about farming &food sources”

11th March 2015, Worthen Pre-School

“Worthen Pre-School Group had a fabulous, hands-on day which included collecting lots of eggs, feeding corn to the hens, silage to the cattle and cabbage to the pigs. Children, leaders, parents and helpers charmed 8 worms out of the soil by dancing enthusiastically in the rain! After eating a picnic lunch, singing some songs and listening to a story, the children were delighted to meet some new born lambs and the lamb’s mothers in the lambing shed. (Two of the lambs had only just been born!)

The final task of cleaning boots in the boot washer turned out to be another fun activity before it was time to exchange “thank you’s” and “goodbye’s”, board the bus and head for home. Thank you Fordhall” 

27th November 2014, St Maria Goretti

“It was an exceptionally well led day and our children thoroughly enjoyed it. We will definitely be back.”

19th October 2014, Harper Adams University College

“Excellent talk on the history of the business. Very motivating and inspiring.”

10th October 2014, St. James Primary School, Audlem

Teacher: “This has been really good.”
Parent: “This has been one of the best trip”

18th September 2014, Broseley Primary School (C of E)

“Fitted perfectly with our termly theme.”

10th September 2014, Market Drayton Junior School

“Very informative- the children were very engaged throughout. Linked well to our topic work in school. Very well organised. Thank you.”

7th August 2014, Hazel’s Nursery

“We had a fantastic morning at the farm, the talk given by Helen was engaging and informative. Picnic facilities were great and all the children and adults in our group would like to visit again.”

2nd July 2014, Oswestry School

“Superb!! Fantastic content and tuition. Educational & enjoyable.”

26th June 2014, Madeley Acadamy

“Amazing!! Exactly what we needed for a bunch of over enthusiastic teenagers. Perfectly age appropriate . It was perfect, we all ate nettles, made a fire, fed pigs.”

12th June 2014, Cheswardine Primary School, Shropshire

“Great visit, children really enjoyed it.”

10th June, Hugo Meynall Primary School, Loggerheads, Staffordshire

“Well organised-leaders well informed on children’s level. Really enjoyed minibeast hunt in the woods was fab, could have spent all day there!”

24th April 2014, Willenhall Youth Group, West Midlands

Really good education visit, the group were able to see whole process of food production. Informative environment”