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Tapnell Farm Park

Resource ID 152172

KS4 Geography

Human and Physical Geography
Human Geography
"Farm-tastic Tourism at Tapnell! "
Key Stage ED Squirrel
Resource Description
"Farm-tastic Tourism at Tapnell! "
This resource is part of a collection with the following variants:

152172 - KS4 High Ability [THIS DOCUMENT]

152171 - KS4 Low Ability

This is a geography resource which engages students with the farming and working environment of Tapnell Farm Park. It includes pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit activities. This resource focuses mainly on the human geography of the farm, specifically focusing on farm diversification from dairy farming into leisure and tourism activities. Students will be investigating the range of facilities, attractions, and amenities that the farm has to offer during their visit. They will also consider some of the issues associated with the tourist and leisure developments, and how these are being managed, including Tapnell’s approach to sustainability and ‘eco’/ethical tourism practices. The resource introduces the relevant geographical terms, and leads students through fully understanding what they mean. On their return to school, they then use guidance in the resource to produce a newspaper report to creatively summarise all that they have learnt.

Contextual Summary


This is a geography resource which engages students with the farming and working environment of Tapnell Farm Park. It includes pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit activities. This resource focuses mainly on the human geography of the farm, specifically focusing on farm diversification from dairy farming into leisure and tourism activities. Students will be investigating the range of facilities, attractions, and amenities that the farm has to offer during their visit. They will also consider some of the issues associated with the tourist and leisure developments, and how these are being managed, including Tapnell’s approach to sustainability and ‘eco’/ethical tourism practices. The resource introduces the relevant geographical terms, and leads students through fully understanding what they mean. On their return to school, they then use guidance in the resource to produce a newspaper report to creatively summarise all that they have learnt.

Key Skills Practised
  • Understanding key processes in human geography (farming and farm diversification into leisure and tourism, conflict/issues and management, and sustainability)
  • Conducting fieldwork by making observations and applying their observations to specific tasks
  • Carrying out both collaborative work with their peers and also working independently.
Learning Opportunities

Pre-Visit

Students will learn what diversification is, and some background detail as to how Tapnell Farm Park has diversified from dairy farming into leisure and tourism. They will learn a little bit of background about the farm, as it was before and during construction, and what it is like now.

On-Site

Students will investigate first-hand the range of activities at the farm, consider the ‘attraction’ of these, potential conflicts and issues and how these are addressed/managed both for the enjoyment and safety of visitors and also for sustainability.

Post-Visit

Students use the guidance on the worksheet to produce a newspaper report based on all that they have learnt.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to define what the following key geographical terms mean: farm diversification, leisure and tourism, honeypot site, ethical tourism, ecotourism and sustainability. Students will know what facilities and attractions are located at Tapnell Farm Park, as an example of a farm that has diversified to generate new income streams. They will draw graphs using data supplied, and be able to describe how visitor/tourist numbers have grown since the farm diversified. Students will be able to discuss the ways in which these attractions create advantages, and potential disadvantages, for both visitors / leisure users. Students will be able to discuss the various ways in which Tapnell Farm Park is managing issues and attempting to be sustainable through energy/waste/environmental management, and eco (ethical) tourism. Students will produce a newspaper report based on all that they have learnt.

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