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A huge outdoor bouncing pillow - basically a cross between a trampoline and a bouncy castle! Great fun for all.
Adjacent there are sand pits with buckets and spades, and a small picnic area with an ice cream hut open in the summer.
A multi-level indoor soft play space with climbing frames, obstacles and more.
A huge collection of giant soft geometric shapes ideal for inquisitive minds! What will your students build?
A large (but not very high) climbing wall ideal for younger students trying this activity for the first time. No ropes required.
Two whole walls covered in giant blackboards - there's even a 3D cow shaped blackboard too! Lots of coloured chalks to encourage those with an artistic streak.
Pedal tractors in an obstacle course, ideal for burning off some excess energy!
Perfect for KS1/Lower KS2 and SEN students that would benefit from sensory immersion in a make-believe world of animal costumes and a pretend farmstead.
Get up close to a wide range of animals of different sizes, from rats and ferrets right up to goats, pigs and donkeys. The larger animals do not "live" here - they are rotated from livestock that can usually be found in the outdoor paddocks. By bringing them indoors into pens, students can get a much closer experience.
Wash hands thoroughly after visiting this section. No food allowed.
Pedal go karts with an indoor/outdoor straw bale contained race track - great fun!
The sculpture changes occasionally as the straw bales are renewed but always involves lots of climbing, sliding and fun!
The Island's longest zip wires are under cover in this huge barn space
The outdoor animal paddocks are home to a wide variety of common and not-so-common farm animals, from chickens to alpacas. See them in their natural environment with the stunning backdrop of the Solent and Tennyson Down.
Go through the double gated security area and into a paddock which is home to a mob of tame wallabies! Mingle with these fascinating creatures as they go about their daily business!
Everyone loves meerkats! Tapnell Farm is home to a mob of meerkats which can be observed at close quarters.
Home to a group of cheeky goats!
A large open space to run around, with play equipment and picnic benches.
Offering a range of pocket money farm related items.