Field to Fork: Where Does My Food Come From?
We are in the process of adding to this offer, so please check back to see what is new and exciting!
A Day in the Life of Our Farm
A fun ‘hands on’ day for Early Years and KS1, looking at Tatton Farm, the people who ran the farm in the past and how it is run today.
We look at ‘where our food comes from’ and actively take our turn to work on a purpose built school allotment. Your class will receive progress updates throughout the seasons to find out how their contribution helped with the growth of the crops.
We will introduce your class to the wonderful horses and learn how they need to be cared for. You will meet Sensation, the youngest of Tatton’s equine family, who the children will again be able to follow via quarterly updates sent to you after your visit. You will have the opportunity to learn about what jobs the horses would have done on the farm in the past and Sensation’s adventures today.
Finally, the husbandry sessions will finish with identifying and feeding some of the rare breed chickens and using the original weighbridge for a comparison activity.
Suitable outdoor clothing and strong boots/wellingtons must be worn. Due to health and safety, NO school shoes or sandals are permitted and the facilitators reserve the right to withdraw activities if these criteria are not met.
Please note: each child is asked to bring along their usual ‘snack’ in addition to a packed lunch, which will be consumed as part of a session. Children do not all need the same snack – the more variety, the better!
History of Farming
History of Farming is a workshop designed to educate children about how farming and agricultural methods have changed over time. Sessions will cover:
• Cultivation of crops
• Rearing of animals
• Food production – from field to fork
• Traditional techniques – e.g. hedge laying & dry stone walling (weather and age permitting – at facilitators discretion)
Please note: this workshop will include a visit to the historic slaughterhouse in the context of discussing meat production. It is intended as a factual workshop, which will increase children’s understanding of where food comes from and how food production has changed over time. For full educational benefit, we recommend that this is part of your day, but please discuss your requirements with us.
Garden to Kitchen
Learn about the journey of food from ‘field to fork’ through this engaging themed tour. In the Gardens, learn about the produce grown, how it is cared for and what impact the seasons have on the output. Follow the journey of Tatton’s food into the Mansion and uncover how the food was preserved, stored and eventually used to make splendid dishes for the family table.
Farm to Kitchen
Learn about the journey of food from ‘field to fork’ through this engaging themed tour. At the Farm, explore what raw foodstuffs are provided by the crops and animals, as well as learning how they are processed into other products. Follow the journey of Tatton’s food into the Mansion and uncover how the food was preserved, stored and eventually used to make splendid dishes for the family table.