A typical Day

Children around the camp fire

School visit activities take place in a beautiful fenced old woodland, with a large jungle like area of Laurels and covered area if wet.

Your School’s visit will be a day of curriculum linked activities tailored for you from an extensive menu developed over nearly ten years’ experience of running successful visits.

Activities take place in a beautiful old mixed fenced woodland, with prolific garlic, bluebells and a large jungle like area of Laurels. There is also a covered area if wet.

You can see some examples of past Sample Programmes here, but the structure of a typical day at Copsegrove Farm is –

  • Arrival in Bisley: We will be there on your arrival to meet your coach.
  • We walk you into the farm (a 5 min stroll).
  • Welcome to Copsegrove Farm: What goes on here? Copsegrove’s composting loos with views!
  • Walk to the woods (a 10 min stroll): Breakfast for the highland cattle. Safety in the woods (by the fire).
  • Time to explore: An initial activity enabling children to get to know the woods and explore.
  • Snacktime: Fruit and toasted marshmallows by the fire.
  • Activity 1: Tailored from a range of possible activities.
  • Packed Lunches by the fire.
  • Activity 2
  • Best bits of the day by the fire.
  • Walk back to Bisley to catch coach.

Activities are adapted for the age group of children and size of group, after consultation with teaching staff.

Depending upon your arrival and departure time, there may be more activity slots.

The day is basic, rustic, but full of character! A full risk assessment is provided, and there is hot water from flasks with copious amounts of anti-bac soap in plastic bowls for hand washing. Kate Bankes, who has nearly ten years experience of running School visits to Copsegrove Farm, is an experienced qualified teacher with a PGCE in Secondary Science and Paediatric first aid training.

Why not add a Summer Rustic Overnight Camp?

Finish off a wonderful summer’s day in the woods with sausages and beans and more roasted marshmallows round an evening campfire before retiring to tents alongside the woods. Perfect for something special for the older children! Ask Kate for more details.

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