Schools & group Visits

The Education and Outreach Team are proud to provide engaging and educational visits, opportunities and experiences for schools and community groups across Sandwell that are unique to Forge Mill Farm, Sandwell Valley Country Park, and Sandwell parks and green spaces.
Our team of experienced educators, farmers and rangers will bring the curriculum to life through our bespoke programmes, hands on practical experiences and ‘Fresh Air’ learning techniques.
Participants can be of any age, from schools to community groups and of any ability as we have the freedom to adapt as necessary. We have the programme for you and if we haven’t we can create one.

Our programmes

We have carefully designed a range of visits that can be tailored to meet your groups requirements no matter the Subject, Key stage or whether you are just looking for a fun day out!

Welly to Belly

Investigate the journey of food from farm to plate.

The Great Outdoor Challenge

On this day your class will be immersed into the world of investigation, data collection, hypothesis testing and story telling.

Farmer/Ranger for the Day

Get your wellies on and get stuck in! Learn and work with our farmers or rangers for the day. We can tailor your visit to the needs of your group….

Or Build Your Own

Looking for a fun day out? We can easily adapt our programmes to create a unique visit for you. Contact the education team for more advice and discussion on what is available .

community groups

Our education and outreach programmes create opportunities for groups to engage with food, the outdoors, animals and farming through the year. All of our exciting programmes can be adapted for community and non school groups to make a fun filled day out, after school trip or private evening events.



Make more of your day with our add ons

You can choose additional extras to add to your visit across all our programs to suit your budget, program and curriculum needs.

Choose from:

  • Pancake or pizza making
  • Tractor tour around the farm
  • Animal feed per person
  • Butter making


If you love animals and the outdoors, why not apply to become a volunteer? We are currently recruiting volunteers, with as little as 6 hours a month and any age or ability – we give you all the training and support you need.

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