Organising your visit
Bookings are essential. A trip can be arranged at short notice if the ranger is available. As Battle Hill is a working farm you will need to book your group during the appropriate season if you wish to focus on a specific farming activity such as shearing or lambing.
Educational visits can be held in inclement weather as long as it does not jeopardise the safety of the group or the livestock. Talk to the ranger if in doubt.
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To make sure you have a safe and orderly visit, each group needs to comply with Ministry of Education regulations for student/ teacher ratios. We ask that the teachers and supervisors be directly responsible for the groups.
Please keep your group from unduly distressing the stock animals. The animals are not pets, and most try to avoid human contact (Maisie the sheep being a distinct exception!). Do not chase, try to pick up or ride the animals.