Farmers - Resources
Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions - Industry Code of Practice

Code of PracticeEvery year millions of people visit premises where members of the public, particularly children, are encouraged to view or touch animals.

The purpose of this Code of Practice is to help ensure visitor health and safety by providing sensible, practical and proportionate guidance on preventing or controlling ill health at visitor attractions.

Teacher's Information Pack

Teacher's Information Pack These materials were originally produced by Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to help farmers make the most of school visits arranged as part of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme and Higher Level Entry Scheme.

Syngenta also provided funding to make the materials more widely available.

These materials and templates can be adapted quickly and easily to reflect your own local situation, and the facilities and resources available for school parties.

Farmers Visiting Schools Resource Pack

Farmers Visiting Schools Resource PackThis pack is designed to give you a few hints and tips when visiting schools. You may have been asked to go in to a school already. Or you may like to make the initial approach and offer to go in to a school to do a presentation or help with an activity. Whatever the situation it is important to plan what you are going to do.

Download the Resource Pack.

Lantra Careers Materials

Lantra Career SheetsDo you visit secondary schools to talk about food and farming?

Are you looking for resources you can leave with teachers and students?

Lantra has available a pack of careers materials. 

Farm Visit and Farmer's Year Poster

Farm Visits and Farmer's Year PosterTwo posters in one. Making the case for visiting farms and a highly engaging visual explanation of the farmer's year in the UK.

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Controlling Infection on Farms

Controlling Infections on FarmsThis set of materials on infection control on farms has been developed to complement the Industry Code of Practice.  These resources include information sheets and children's activities to highlight important topics such as handwashing.

Food and Drink Workshop Template

Many thanks to Mo Braham, Education Manager at Over Farm in Gloucestershire who has supplied these details of a food and drink workshop with lots of hands-on activities.

icon Food and Drink Workshop Template (43.52 kB)

3D Cut Out Farm Animals and Fruit

3D CowThe FACE 3D Farm Animals, Tractor and Fruit are now available to download.
Download, Print off, Colour in, Cut Out and Enjoy!

Download the 3D Cow
Download the 3D Pig
Download the 3D Chicken
Download the 3D Sheep
Download the 3D Tractor
Download the 3D Fruit


3D Animals and Fruit created by FACE REC Bobbie Harvey.

3D Tractor created by Ruth Cannon - Schools Technician - Eastern College.

Farm Sunday Video

Farm Visit VideoThe Country Channel.tv has produced a short video on a Open Farm Sunday event and the benefits for both the visitor and farmer which Farm Visits bring.

Watch the video here.

Farming Counts

Thanks to support from Yorkshire Bank, FACE has developed a series of maths resources with farming themes. They have been designed to accompany a “Maths Trail” which can be set up at appropriate points on the farm.

Coming Clean

Coming CleanIf you are thinking of opening your smallholding to the public, make sure you know the rules on hygiene.

Let’s Talk Farming

Lets Talk FarmingLet’s Talk Farming is the education brand for the NFU aimed to give children an overview of farming in the UK.

Two booklets have been developed to appeal directly to children.

Farm Visits Case Studies

Case StudiesWhat kinds of educational activities take place at farms?
What educational activities do different kinds of farms offer?
How can farm visits be beneficial for pupils and their teachers?

The case studies presented here provide answers to these questions. They give a flavour of the variety of educational activities that take place on farms around the country.

Click here for the resource

Care Farming Case Studies

Care Farming Case StudiesA collection of case studies on care farming have been produced by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.


Download the Case Studies.

Useful Websites

 Useful Websites

A list of useful websites for Farmers.

Download the list of websites

Moving Pictures

Moving PicturesMake your own farm scenes with tractors and animals that move across the landscape!

These simple templates for cutting out and colouring in are suitable for a variety of ages.

Download the Moving Pictures Resource.

How to make a Model Milking Cow or Goat
Image A short guide to constructing the extremely popular model milking cow or goat.
Access For All

Would you like some helpful hints on how to make your site accessible to all users?

This guide to producing an access audit helps to draw together ideas for access to all.

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