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NEW 2017 – Ranch School Trips

 

We had a fantastic day at Mountain Ranch with our Year 1 and 2 children - the children thought it was the best trip ever! Thank You.
— Llanhari Primary

Bring your class to Mountain View Ranch for a day full of
exploration, discovery and outdoor learning opportunities!
With over one hundred acres of woodlands, meadows and trails to explore, the only limit on your pupil's learning will be running out of time and energy!

 

 

Our 2017 School Trip Package is just £6.50 per child, accompanying staff and helpers are free of charge and any parents pay a reduced admission price of £2 each.  The package is ideal for all infant year groups as well as nursery/reception classes and includes the following:

Mountain View Ranch Marshmallow Toasting
Mountain View Ranch

The Gruffalo Story - one of our experienced storytellers dressed as either Little Red Riding Hood or The Big Bad Wolf will guide you and your class along WALES' ONLY OFFICIAL Gruffalo Trail, bringing this hugely popular story to life.  Taking in hills, meadows and woods along the paths with willow characters, this trail and story is a favourite topic for many schools as it combines literacy with outdoor learning!


Marshmallow Toasting at Bushcraft Creek - led by an experienced Ranch instructor this is a fun activity that all children love!  It's not just about fun though, for many children this is a new experience and an opportunity to learn about the science around fire and it's importance in human history & development!  Our trained instructor will cover fire safety and of course risk assessments are available for this and all activities on request!


Explore & Discover - You will have around an hour to take your class off to explore the Ranch fully equipped with our maps!!  You're unlikely to cover the whole site but this is a great opportunity to visit one or two areas such as the Indian Village, Fairy Forest or the Den Building Area and run some of your own prepared activities that tie in with your current class topic such as fairy tales, creepy crawlies or dandelions and dens.  Alternatively, you will find a worksheet on the back of the maps provided with activities to complete!  We are very happy to help you plan this part of your day beforehand and offer suggestions based on ages/year groups!


Adventure Play Area - around 30 minutes of play time in our Huge Adventure Play Area!


Reserved Lunch Areas - You will be given a 30 minute time slot between 11:30 and 1pm to have your packed lunch either in our Canteen, Marquee/Tent or if the weather is fine on a lawn or picnic area.

 

Each class will be given a schedule on arrival
(this can also be sent in advance on request) for example:

10:00 – 10:30am: Arrival, Payment, Meet & Greet, Toilets & Bags

10:30 – 11:00am: Gruffalo Trail & Story

11:00am – 12:00pm: Explore & Discover

12:00 – 12:30pm: Lunch, toilets etc

12:30 – 1:00pm: Marshmallow Toasting

1:00 – 1:30pm: Adventure Play Area

1:30 – 2:00pm: Contingency & Depart

These school trips will run from Monday 20th March 2017 to around mid November. You can check availability and book them online now by clicking the link below or by calling us if you have any questions.

Weather - trips can be postponed 24/48 hours in advance if the weather forecast is very bad!

Minimum 20 per class, maximum 34 per class. 
Payment is strictly cheque or card on arrival.
You only pay for the numbers on the day subject to the minimum.

Call: 02920 88 66 66 or email: info@mountainviewranch.co.uk for more details!