Are you looking for a great place for a school trip? Elmswell farms is the place for you! We have all sorts of activities for the children to take part in. We have a newly furnished school room with everything you need to teach them about where our food comes from and there is full disable access to all public areas. We work with schools from all over the east riding including...Driffield, Hull, Burton Agnes, Bridlington & Scarborough. The best part is....All educational visits are FREE!
When not been used for educational visits the facilities are available for hire on a half day or full day basis.
We have a wide range of educational activities suitable for all ages. These activities are designed to be interesting, educational and FUN! The children will learn all they need to know about how a farm works and where their food comes from. ￼
Learn about the different cereal types, wheat, barley, oats and triticale. Discover their production cycles following the crops from seed to harvest. Discover the different uses for cereals and how they end up in our food.
Oilseed Rape Production
Discover the way oilseed rape is grown on the farm. What are the different uses for oilseed rape seed. Actually produce some oil from the seed in the classroom. Learn how the oil can be used to produce bio diesel.
Rivers and ponds attracts numerous insects, frogs and fish. Discover how these interact with each other and how important it is to prevent pollution of the wetland habitats.
Highland cattle are one of the oldest breeds in the country, originally found only in Scotland, but now more widespread. See and understand the important role they play in conservation on the farm.
Wild Flower Identification
Learn about different types of wildflower, how to identify them, where they like to grow and what we are doing to try and reintroduce lost species.
Learn about deciduous and evergreen trees. Identify them by their different leaf types. Discover how they are grown and harvested and what the different woods are used for. Including cricket bat willow.
Identification of different wildlife habitats, their importance to biodiversity, how they are protected and what can be done to create specific habitats for specific species.
Discover the importance of pollinators. Carry out surveys on numbers and different types of pollinator. Understand the bee life cycle and where honey comes from.
Learn about what we have done and are doing on the farm to help wildlife thrive. From fish to insects and birds. See new hedgerows we have planted and wild bird crops too.
Characteristics of different soil types and their suitability for different crops. Learn about what makes up a soil and what lives in it and how we look after it.
Vining Pea Production
Vining peas are a spring sown crop. You can learn how they are produced and delivered to the factory in Hull. Why they are so important to our farm.
We have an array of modern machinery. Find out how it all works, what jobs it is used for and how we have to look after it.