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Tuesday 2nd June

Tuesday 2nd June


Good morning!

As I mentioned yesterday, this week our Virtual Educational Visits are going to have a more local theme; visits to places that are within an hour of Swindon. As many of our attractions are struggling to survive without their usual visitors, I thought we could visit them virtually this week so you can think about the places you would like to support and visit when their restrictions are lifted. 

Today's visit is to Roves Farm, which is only 3 miles outside of Swindon. Roves Farm is usually one of the most popular visits for our children as they now have an indoor activity barn as well as their traditional farm attractions; these include tractor rides, Pets Corner, donkeys, alpacas, sheep, goats and cows. Most importantly, it is a fantastic visit whatever the weather! Since restrictions were slightly lifted and we are now able to travel further and more frequently, the farm have developed a series of walks so you are able to visit and get some fresh farm air! Here is their Farm Walks information: 

We have set up 4 different walks:

                                Short walk – about 1 mile

                                 Middle walk – about 1.5 miles

                                 Long walk – about 2 miles

                                 Longest walk – about 3 miles

All walks are signposted and will take you along buggy friendly hard surface farm tracks and grass tracks.

You should see cattle, cows and calves on most walks.

The main flock of ewes and lambs will only be seen on the longest walks.

There is a £2.00 parking charge payable, and Roves Farm Cafe is open Tuesday to Saturday 11am-4pm for takeaway drinks, snacks & ice-cream.

All of the links are in the Farms, Wildlife Parks and Zoos section.


Happy exploring!