Animal Experiences
Schools & Learning
At Goxhill Meadows
For Schools & Learning
Cool, Calm and Connected
Equine-assisted learning and animal-assisted activities at Goxhill Meadows offers an innovative and effective way for children, young people and adults to build relationships and to engage in learning with our ponies and other animals in the natural outdoor environment. The skills developed here with us can help young people meet their full potential and provide them with improved social and emotional skills that will allow them to participate more effectively in their everyday lives.
Some of the key benefits of equine-assisted learning and animal-assisted activities for children and young people are:
- Increased self-esteem, self-confidence and independence
- Improved understanding of non-verbal communication and boundaries
- Enhanced self-awareness and responsibility for actions
- Development of social skills and co-operation
- Improvement of coping strategies for new situations and transitions
- Promotion of sensory and emotional regulation
- Development of speech and language
For pricing information please get in touch or see our pricing guide: Pricing Guide.
Please note that we hold all relevant qualifications, insurances and licences to allow us to offer these amazing experiences with our animals. Policies are available on request. Jayne Haigh trading as Glebe Farm Holdings Ltd: Licence – AA8 252608.
Schools and Horses
For School Groups
Sessions run all year round and are bespoke to meet your specific needs. In our nurturing environment, our sessions and programmes can be delivered for sessions lasting between 1 to 3 hours over a period of a minimum of a half-term ( 6 weeks) . Children’s personal development and skills will build as time progresses. Learning outcomes can focus on social and emotional needs, particular learning behaviours or specific learning or sensory issues. We welcome children and young people who are finding it challenging to access or remain in mainstream education, those with SEMH, children who are home-schooled, those looked after and individuals or group with SEND.
Learning and activities at Goxhill Meadows can be recognised and accredited in a variety of ways. Groups can work towards and achieve their National Outdoor Learning Award; work towards sections of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or John Muir Award; achieve an Asdan Award in animal care or environmental care. All learning sessions can be incorporated into National Curriculum areas of learning and all children gain a certificate of attendance and achievement when they leave us. Sessions can also be focussed on particular outcomes for individuals e.g. as part of PEPs, EHCPs, Boxall Profile outcomes.
Schools and Horses
Children Leading Horses Children with Alpacas Learning About Horses
Request an Experience
All of our experiences must be booked and paid for in advance. Numbers and time slots are strictly limited so we advise you to book as far in advance as you can. For further information or to book please email Jayne at, or fill in the form below.
Booking School Session