receive any other direct income from government funds relating to the educational visit
You must keep the following records and send them with your claim:
copies of the standard farm visit evaluation form
copy of the farm facts leaflet for the first claim
You can locate this option with all other options, items and supplements.
Advice and suggestions for how to carry out this option
The following advice is helpful, but they are not requirements for this item.
Get letters of support
When you apply for this option you should supply letters of support from 3 or more local schools or care service providers (such as care homes, mental health care providers).
The letters must show a wish to visit the farm for educational experiences.
Carrying out visits
You can use all or part of the farm for visits and can use neighbouring land if it offers additional benefit.
Visits should aim to last at least 2 hours and involve at least 6 attendees. There is no upper restriction on visitor numbers or length of time a visit lasts.
These groups and individuals are eligible for visits:
schools and other educational establishments for children from birth to the end of Key Stage 4 (age 16)
care farming parties or individuals
You must not split parties into smaller groups and present claims for each group. You can split parties for the tours, but you can only claim one visit for the total number of visitors on the holding at the same time.
This is still the case if the visitors come from different establishments.
You can find useful information on how to host a farm visit on the following websites:
Visit My Farm has resources for land managers to support educational visits, ideas for successful visits, health and safety information and suggestions on how to maximise visitor numbers and enjoyment