Farm Visits

(Farm Visits are only available April to September)

Countryside Learning Courses

Three Gates Farm is home to over 200 cows who live on the 400 acre farm, with over 70 being milked to produce milk for the extensive range of Award Winning Ice Creams, Cakes, Yoghurts, Clotted Cream & much more.
Courses Cost £4.50 per child and include;

  1. A Pre Visit to identify your specific needs & expectations
  2. A full set of risk assessments for all your chosen activities
  3. A 3 hour visit to the farm with a CEVAS Accredited individual with your group at all times
  4. A farm made delicious snack (lunch package also available)
  5. Support material to back up your learning experience
  6. Use of our ‘on farm’ class room for onsite theory you made need to communicate during the event.
  7. Tea, Coffee & Cake for all teachers!

Bookings need to be made at least 7 days prior to the trip and will be accepted with a 10% deposit . Payment is politely requested 7 days after the trip.

The cows are monitored by both the farm staff as well as our vet on regular occasions.


Mini Farmers (Pre-school ages 3 to 5)

Children enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a working Dairy Farm. The three primary elements of the trip include Animal Feeding, Watching Ice Cream or Yoghurt being made & a short Nature walk

Mini farmer

The Story of Milk

Children are invited to learn about how milk is made and what we use it for. The three primary elements of the trip include Watching Ice Cream or Yoghurt being made, a farm walk to look at what cows eat & a milking demo.


Life Cycles on the Farm

This course shows children the life cycle of a dairy cow. The three main elements of the course include calf feeding and understanding their nutritional needs, a trip to the maternity pen and a milking demo

Other activities include Local Food Awareness, Wildlife Studies, Art Activities and Mathematic Problem Solving. Courses can be designed with the teachers' input during the pre visit. Activities include "Mathematical Calf Feeding" where each child had to measure the weight of the dry food and volume of water required per calf. Art Activities include making collages of what a cow eats in a day and wildlife studies looks at the flora and fauna of a working dairy farm.

Contact Louise on 07872 835353 or for further information

Click here to download an example risk assessment for school visits.  (PDF)

Calbourne Classics, Three Gates Farm, Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, PO30 4NA  01983 531204