I stumbled upon Archie’s Farm completely by accident and after being told about it third hand by other attractions and after all my research on the site, I knew I had to have it in this chapter! This small petting farm may be small in size, but it has an absolutely huge personality and along with Archie the donkey, you’ll be glad you discovered it. I think in some ways, Buxton can be quite an adult type of place, so with Archie’s Farm being on what is the outskirts of the town, it really has become quite a popular place to entertain the under 10’s. However, I would go as far as to say, even the over 10’s are just as entertained as the younger members of the family and if were being completely honest, even though happy children make for happy adults, even mums and dads love Archie’s Farm, so what are you waiting for?
Attraction in Derbyshire
We can tailor the day to suit your needs but we also have a comprehensive package which is linked to the National Curriculum and offers excellent coverage of key skills and targets. We have detailed plans of areas covered so that you know where we have targeted your children’s learning. Activities are practically based with differentiation for all levels of ability and exciting opportunities for problem solving and multi skill usage. We have trained and highly experienced teachers on our staff to help deliver a quality learning experience.
Animal talks and handling
Mini beast hotel designing and building
Select one of the activities from our Curriculum packages (all of our curriculum packages tie in directly to the National Curriculum with given targets and skills covered for each year group):
Farm Builder (Maths)
Children use equipment to design and build a mini farm within a given budget.
Worm Hunter (English)
Children go on a sensory walk and nature treasure hunt, experiencing their natural surroundings, collecting words and building sentences to use in creative poetry. They imagine what life looks like for a worm and try to see the world as a small creature.
Bug Hunter (Science)
Children go on a bug hunt, searching bug environments and finding out about their habitats, behaviour and species lifestyle.
Treasures of Nature (Art)
We look at artists’ outdoor work and discuss the different approaches to environmental art. Children collect natural items lying on the ground in the woods. They use these to create an art pieces.
Staden Grange, Staden Lane,
Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9RZ