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Butser Ancient Farm


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
62 reviews


Excellent
 
68%

Very Good
 
31%

Average
 
2%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

(September 2021 - Primary School)




Superb educational value. (September 2021 - Secondary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




This is an excellent visit that brings the topic to life and reinforces what the children learn in the classroom. (November 2020 - Primary School)




Adapted activities very well to comply with Covid requirements yet still give the children the best visit possible (November 2020 - Primary School)




(October 2020 - Primary School)




Thoroughly enjoyable and informative sessions. Friendly staff with good behaviour management skills. Having lunch round the fire in the round house was a particular highlight for all involved. (October 2020 - Primary School)




(April 2020 - Primary School)




(March 2020 - Primary School)




(March 2020 - Primary School)




Children enjoyed Archaeology the most. (March 2020 - Primary School)




We all had a great day. The purpose of the trip was met and the staff were excellent. Children's prior knowledge was consolidated and they also learnt more about history. (February 2020 - Primary School)




Great site, with lots of buildings to interest the children. Would be good to have more time to compare the different houses. Would also do earlier in the term to give more opportunity for work based on the visit. (February 2020 - Primary School)




(January 2020 - Primary School)




Always a great day, engaging and informative for the children. (January 2020 - Primary School)




The day of the trip went well and the instructors coped well with changes due to traffic conditions. Good behaviour management by the instructors but some interactions between Butser staff and our children were strained. Activities were good but sometimes felt overcrowded due to 6 schools being on site at the same time. (December 2019 - Primary School)




Great place to visit - about an hour and a half away from school. Immersion in Anglo-Saxon life Y4 (and opportunities for Y3 Stone, Bronze and Iron Age) crucial as it brought the learning to life. Children have much more real experience of history because of this trip. Well organised and led by Butser staff, great choice of activities which filled the whole day. Excellent all round. (December 2019 - Primary School)




Great trip! (November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




Very well organised, timings were perfect, communication before the trip was good, staff very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable (October 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




This was a fantastic Venue. The guides were friendly and knowledgable and all of the activities were planned very well. The timetable ran smoothly and the children were not bored at any point. I would thoroughly recommend this site. (July 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




Need to have a tour of whole site (May 2019 - Primary School)




Not sure if they over charged us- checking (May 2019 - Primary School)




An interesting and informative visit, but there was quite a lot of sitting around in the cold, listening to the group leaders in between taking part in activities. (April 2019 - Primary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




The children had a fabulous time and learned lots of new facts! (March 2019 - Primary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




Alison and Sally looked after our group for the day. They were very knowledgeable about the Anglo-Saxons and carried out the activities with the two classes. Although it was a wet day we were still able to do activities and use the buildings. The children did jewelry making (instead of wattling due to the weather) they could make either a ring or bracelet. Chalk carving where the children used a piece of flint to carve an animal into the stone and then use charcoal to add effect. They also had a go at sewing a rune and finally they handled artifacts that were from the Anglo-Saxon period and went on a walk to the Roman Villa. Again this last activity was instead of digging in the pits as the weather was too bad. (February 2019 - Primary School)




The children really enjoyed the immersive environment at Butser Farm (February 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




(December 2018 - Primary School)




Fantastic opportunity for pupils to 'experience' life in ancient Britain. Excellent activities and friendly staff - just a shame about the foul weather! (December 2018 - Primary School)




(December 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent hands on trip! (November 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




Butser Ancient Farm is very welcoming and well organised, from the moment of our arrival to our departure, Lorraine our guide was very supportive. Lorraine shared her knowledge, demonstrated new skills and answered questions at an appropriate level. Through our Class Blog and recount writing the children have applied their new knowledge and shared their learning. (October 2018 - Primary School)




The children unanimously enjoyed their day there and the activities provided. Each year when we visit the site has be developed further and there is more to experience. (October 2018 - Primary School)




Very knowledgeable staff able to extend the children's learning. Adults need to be a bit more child friendly. (October 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




Resources well organised, enough for all. Timing overall very good. With multiple schools there, there aren't enough toilets. (September 2018 - Primary School)




Staff were informative and friendly. Made the activities accessible and fun for the children. (July 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent staff, friendly and relaxed. Pupils had a good time and we learnt a lot that I can use again in lessons. (July 2018 - Secondary School)




Good trip - knowledgeable guides and well organised. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




Great experience, hands on. Leaders are very knowledgeable. (May 2018 - Primary School)




Staff were very knowledgeable and the trip was well organised. (May 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Secondary School)




Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. (April 2018 - Primary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




(February 2018 - Primary School)




(February 2018 - Primary School)




(January 2018 - Primary School)




A really good visit with all children enjoying a really immersive experience at Butser Farm. (December 2017 - Primary School)




A really good visit with all children enjoying a really immersive experience at Butser Farm. (December 2017 - Primary School)




Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
62 reviews


Excellent
 
68%

Very Good
 
31%

Average
 
2%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

September 2021 - Primary School




September 2021 - Secondary School
Superb educational value.



July 2021 - Primary School




November 2020 - Primary School
This is an excellent visit that brings the topic to life and reinforces what the children learn in the classroom.



November 2020 - Primary School
Adapted activities very well to comply with Covid requirements yet still give the children the best visit possible



October 2020 - Primary School




October 2020 - Primary School
Thoroughly enjoyable and informative sessions. Friendly staff with good behaviour management skills. Having lunch round the fire in the round house was a particular highlight for all involved.



April 2020 - Primary School




March 2020 - Primary School




March 2020 - Primary School




March 2020 - Primary School
Children enjoyed Archaeology the most.



February 2020 - Primary School
We all had a great day. The purpose of the trip was met and the staff were excellent. Children's prior knowledge was consolidated and they also learnt more about history.



February 2020 - Primary School
Great site, with lots of buildings to interest the children. Would be good to have more time to compare the different houses. Would also do earlier in the term to give more opportunity for work based on the visit.



January 2020 - Primary School




January 2020 - Primary School
Always a great day, engaging and informative for the children.



December 2019 - Primary School
The day of the trip went well and the instructors coped well with changes due to traffic conditions. Good behaviour management by the instructors but some interactions between Butser staff and our children were strained. Activities were good but sometimes felt overcrowded due to 6 schools being on site at the same time.



December 2019 - Primary School
Great place to visit - about an hour and a half away from school. Immersion in Anglo-Saxon life Y4 (and opportunities for Y3 Stone, Bronze and Iron Age) crucial as it brought the learning to life. Children have much more real experience of history because of this trip. Well organised and led by Butser staff, great choice of activities which filled the whole day. Excellent all round.



November 2019 - Primary School
Great trip!



November 2019 - Primary School




October 2019 - Primary School
Very well organised, timings were perfect, communication before the trip was good, staff very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable



October 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School
This was a fantastic Venue. The guides were friendly and knowledgable and all of the activities were planned very well. The timetable ran smoothly and the children were not bored at any point. I would thoroughly recommend this site.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
Need to have a tour of whole site



May 2019 - Primary School
Not sure if they over charged us- checking



April 2019 - Primary School
An interesting and informative visit, but there was quite a lot of sitting around in the cold, listening to the group leaders in between taking part in activities.



March 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School
The children had a fabulous time and learned lots of new facts!



March 2019 - Primary School




February 2019 - Primary School
Alison and Sally looked after our group for the day. They were very knowledgeable about the Anglo-Saxons and carried out the activities with the two classes. Although it was a wet day we were still able to do activities and use the buildings. The children did jewelry making (instead of wattling due to the weather) they could make either a ring or bracelet. Chalk carving where the children used a piece of flint to carve an animal into the stone and then use charcoal to add effect. They also had a go at sewing a rune and finally they handled artifacts that were from the Anglo-Saxon period and went on a walk to the Roman Villa. Again this last activity was instead of digging in the pits as the weather was too bad.



February 2019 - Primary School
The children really enjoyed the immersive environment at Butser Farm



January 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Primary School




December 2018 - Primary School




December 2018 - Primary School
Fantastic opportunity for pupils to 'experience' life in ancient Britain. Excellent activities and friendly staff - just a shame about the foul weather!



December 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Primary School
Excellent hands on trip!



October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School
Butser Ancient Farm is very welcoming and well organised, from the moment of our arrival to our departure, Lorraine our guide was very supportive. Lorraine shared her knowledge, demonstrated new skills and answered questions at an appropriate level. Through our Class Blog and recount writing the children have applied their new knowledge and shared their learning.



October 2018 - Primary School
The children unanimously enjoyed their day there and the activities provided. Each year when we visit the site has be developed further and there is more to experience.



October 2018 - Primary School
Very knowledgeable staff able to extend the children's learning. Adults need to be a bit more child friendly.



September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Primary School
Resources well organised, enough for all. Timing overall very good. With multiple schools there, there aren't enough toilets.



July 2018 - Primary School
Staff were informative and friendly. Made the activities accessible and fun for the children.



July 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent staff, friendly and relaxed. Pupils had a good time and we learnt a lot that I can use again in lessons.



June 2018 - Primary School
Good trip - knowledgeable guides and well organised.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School
Great experience, hands on. Leaders are very knowledgeable.



May 2018 - Primary School
Staff were very knowledgeable and the trip was well organised.



April 2018 - Secondary School




April 2018 - Primary School
Staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.



March 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Primary School




January 2018 - Primary School




December 2017 - Primary School
A really good visit with all children enjoying a really immersive experience at Butser Farm.



December 2017 - Primary School
A really good visit with all children enjoying a really immersive experience at Butser Farm.