Are you looking for some hands on outdoor adventures flavoured with farming? Listed below is a range of activities that we can tailor to entertain all of your friends and family. Our Facebook and Instagram pages advertise our latest activites for you to book online and please click our ‘Enquire Now’, button to fill in your details and we aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
Families & Friends
Farming Treasure Hunts
4th July – 19th August 2022
Monday to Friday, 11am to noon & 2 pm to 3pm
£6 Per Person
Under 1 Years Go Free
Come and enjoy picking and tasting the fruits of our labour as raspberries directly from their canes, carrots dug up from our soil and peas gently pulled off their stems and popped out of their pods whilst you answer the various clues of having antics with our wildlife, pigs and donkeys, crops and environment during your hour long hands on adventure.
From toddlers to tottering on a stick we can cater for all ages, abilities and interests to celebrate a birthday, family gathering or Mother’s or Father’s day. From one to one direct hands-on activities with your favourite animal of our pigs or donkeys to having an adventure on a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt tailored for your needs and interests. A maximum of 12 people can be booked for an hour or longer if required.
For Cubs, Beavers, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Young Farmers or various Pension Groups, we can tailor visits to suit all ages, abilities and interests. A maximum of 12 people in your group can book for an hour or longer at the specified time you require. For example, a Rainbows Group may meet from 6 – 730pm each Wednesday evening and this can be the time arranged for your bookings so parents can drop and collect their children at our address of Farming in the Field Education, Burn of Balmakelly Farm, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire AB30 1UQ.
Summer holidays with your animal activities and enjoy tasting to take home your own raspberries, peas and potatoes. This is an hour with 30 minutes of your animal trainer i.e. dog training and 30 minutes with Marie sampling and gathering your fruit and vegetables for going home with you. Online booking in advance is essential as places are limited. If you would like more details regarding our Educational Workshops please select the “Enquire Now” button to fill in your details and we aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
Showing PoniesJessica and Melissa are at hand with their ponies to lead you around their arena with different challenges of jumps, stepping and standing.
Swanky DonkeysCome and help give Keiran and Johnny a makeover of a shampoo, towel dry, combing, brushing and hoof care. Learn how to put on and take off their head halter, lead rope, bridle, bit, roller, long reins and have hands on training them to walk on, trot on, turn right or left, halt and stand. You will be part of this elegant and professional team !
Pig CareCome and learn how to care for Pinky and Dotty as feeding, providing fresh water, health care check, when to call the vet, gently scratching their backs and massaging oil to nourish their skin. They do love to be petted and spoilt!
Unicorn PoniesCome and join the fun of having your own live Unicorn Pony to care for.
Dog TrainingCome and join Andy and his dogs from Moorie Kennels to learn how to train your own dog of any age, breed and ability. Do not bring your own dog just yourself to learn with his dogs.
Donkey ShowEnjoy participating with Marie demonstrating Keiran and Johnny’s skills of walking, trotting, turning, halting and standing through various activities in their obstacle course..
If you would like more details regarding our Scavenger Hunts please select the “Enquire Now” button to fill in your details and we aim to get back to you as soon as possible.