educational visits

Fairfield Animal Centre is a charity run Café and Animal Park set in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. Children will enjoy getting close to nature and learning all about our animals. From rare Valais sheep to our charismatic wallabies, our collection of animals will make a visit both educational and memorable. 

Included with our education packages is access to one of our Animal Experts, where children will be able to ask questions and learn about our animals, straight from the people who look after them.

Please be aware our Educational Visits aren’t available to book during school holidays.


Our Animal Park is home to a range of animals, making a visit interesting, educational and fun! Say hello to our alpacas, donkeys, goats, emu wallabies, sheep, pigs and more. Our enclosures have informative signage, so visitors can find out more about our animals. We also have a Woodland Walk where visitors can get closer to nature.


Fairfield Animal Centre is home to a selection of different play areas. The most popular is our new Adventure Play, featuring a variety of slides and climbing frames, as well as a hill fort. We’ve also got various other parks and play areas where younger guests can enjoy some play time. 


Our Café offers a variety of freshly prepared lunches and light refreshments. We’re happy to help provide catering for your visit. Idea include; delicious lunch bags, ice creams, treats and more. We also have plenty of picnic places, as well as covered and shady areas.


Child Animal Park Entry
Child £5

Animal Park entry for the day including access to one of our Animal Experts. Minimum ratio of 1 adult to 6 children.

Adult Animal Park Entry
Adult £6

1 free adult for every 6 paying children.


Animal Feed
75p per pot

Feed the animals in our Animal Park, a great activity for children.

Animal Petting
£4.50 per child

Animal petting experience with our Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Goats, and Sheep – hosted by one of our Animal Park Specialists.

Ice Cream
£2.00 per child

A delicious ice cream treat.

Trail Quiz + Prize
£2.50 per person

Children can explore our Animal Park filling in our Quiz Trail. Once completed, they’ll get a sweet cone.

Pre-packed Lunch Box
£5.50 per person

Includes a filled bap of your choice (cheese, tuna, ham or jam), a packet of crisps, a piece of fruit, a carton of drink and a gingerbread man.

Base Room Hire
£80.00 per day

Hire our Base Room, on-site in our Animal Park – perfect for events and classes.

Educational Visits at Fairfield Animal Centre
Fairfield Animal Centre Logo

Fairfield Animal Centre is operated by Fairfield Trust, a charity that incorporates both Fairfield Animal Centre and Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh. The aim of the charity to support and encourage young adults with learning difficulties, offering realistic working environments so they can learn new skills.


  • All staff are enhanced DBS checked
  • Risk assessments are available on request
  • Public liability insurance up to £10 million

Key Stage 1, 2 and 3

A visit to the Fairfield Animal Centre will inspire your class with an opportunity to explore the outdoors in a safe environment designed to engage pupils. Fairfield Animal Centre offers a variety of animals, woodland, play equipment and enrichment opportunities whist developing their social and communication skills and having fun whilst learning. 

Our experienced staff will be on hand to provide children with the opportunity to learn about animals, birds, bugs, bees and nature with questions and answer time, as well as supervised handling of selected animals and birds in the great outdoors.


Exploring animals, birds, bugs, bees and nature, learning about diets, how they communicate and live with each other and life cycles.


Engaging in physical activity on the safe play equipment using balance, strength, coordination, and teamwork skills.

SEN Groups

The Fairfield Animal Centre is an inclusive employer and training centre that supports young people and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and as such we have a full understanding of the challenges faced. We will plan sessions that are fully inclusive and supports the needs of everyone enabling them to learn in a safe and understanding environment. Some of our play equipment is for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. A sensory garden is planned for 2023.


    For further information or to make a booking, please contact our Fairfield Animal Centre who will be happy to guide you through our educational packages and the dates that are available for your visit. You can do this using the contact details below or via our booking request form below. We encourage early booking as we only allow one school visit per day.


    01225 759075


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