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Trust Funding We have been offered some funding from a charitable Trust to help with the costs of a farm visit to your school - please see our news page for further information.

2017 BookingsWe have very few dates left available before mid June. Many summer Saturdays are fully booked (all June & July Saturdays are full). We do not run the trailers on Sundays - we all need a rest! If you have a date from mid June onwards let us know sooner than later!

Handwashing We can hire out mobile hand washing sinks which provide soap and hot running water - the ultimate in recommended hygiene practice! Contact us for details.

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What other people have said about us

(If you've been visited by Mill Cottage Farm Experience, or you've been to one of our events, please let us know what you thought!)

I contacted MCFE to enquire about their availability for my son's second birthday party in June 2015, and was highly impressed with their responsiveness. On the day itself, they arrived in good time to set up, were excellent with the children, and cleaned up thoroughly after themselves. Many parents said it was the best party they had been to - thanks to the mobile farm! I would not hesitate to recommend them and cannot speak highly enough of them!
Birthday Party, June 2015
Thank you so much for visiting our school yesterday. The children had a fantastic day and really enjoyed seeing all the animals. I was particularly taken by Alfie - gorgeous!
School, July 2014
Thank you for your visit today- all the children and staff had a wonderful time. Playgroup will be in touch next year should we have another similar event.
Playgroup, July 2014
Can you please pass on my thanks to Tom and Sophie for giving our visitors a lovely day on Saturday. Every time I looked over in their direction they had a crowd around them so they were a big hit! I look forward to booking you again in the future.
School Fair, June 2014
I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of the church for the wonderful farm experience you brought to the community day on Saturday at St Paul's. I had taken a risk this year choosing a different farm experience to the one the church had used before and I can honestly say that I needn't have been worried as everyone loved it and thought that you and your team were great. The way that you allowed us to interact with the animals and how well behaved they were given all the different children poking and prodding was really great, you really are obviously very experienced at this and the animals are very happy! Only one near miss with a runaway goat! I hope that Jonah went to sleep ok for you that night after the long day time nap, you made motherhood and running a business look a breeze!
Church Fair, May 2014
I just wanted to say 'thank you'. Tom and Freddie were very friendly and professional. The children really enjoyed this experience. We would be happy to book you again or recommend your organisation.
School, March 2014
Thank you, Tom and Freddy so much again for yesterday's afternoon. We all really enjoyed it and everybody had a fantastic time!! The animals were amazing and the friendship armbands and the parcel-go-around were really sweet, thank you.
Birthday Party, March 2014
I wanted to write on behalf of the staff and pupils to say how impressed I was with the visit on Wednesday. Not only were the range of animals amazing and the staff superb BUT they had gone out of their way to provide a learning experience linked to the children's topic on Celts. I understand this was the first time this had been delivered and it was excellent. Costumes were worn, a spinner was involved and the lead team member had researched the Celts and added a wealth of knowledge, cleverly linking it to the children's current understanding. We have decided to make the farm an annual event and will be making a booking for Summer 2012
Letter from the Headteacher at a primary school in Basingstoke)
What do you think were the good things about our visit?
"The pitch of information given was very good. The resources and the "cleanup" after the visit"
What areas do you think we should improve?
"We should have booked you for the whole day!"
Year R teacher, School in Horley, Surrey
We would just like to say a huge thank you to you all at Mill Cottage. Some people may think it is a bit strange to have a petting farm at a wedding, I did when my wife Jennie first said we were going to have one. I believe we were the first wedding that Mill Cottage Farm has been to, but watch out we won't be the last! All the kids and adults alike really enjoyed the animals and the experience and at the next chance we would be more than happy to use them again.
Following a visit to a wedding
You are so much more than a petting farm - you really are educational too - thank you!
School on Hayling Island
I just wanted to say (belatedly) thank you for the visit. We are building more work on food and farming into the curriculum at (the school) and would certainly hope to employ your services again as part of this. Many thanks once again and best wishes.
Special School in Berkshire
The farm was just the right size for our needs. We were thoroughly impressed with the service you provided and felt the experience was not just fun but educational for the children and adults. We cannot think of any improvement as we already feel we receved an excellent service and will be advising our colleagues to use you for any future events.
Organiser for a Family Fun Day
Informal and relaxed. Very accommodating, friendly and approachable. Kids loved the animals and the interaction especially feeding the lamb! Excellent value - highly recommend. Thanks again for making Thomas' birthday an event to remember.
Mother of a 3 year old.
Very helpful booking sheet and conversations beforehand. What were the good things? Everything! Especially the way the older children were involved as well. We loved it and it works even when the weather is poor.
Mother of a 3 year old - birthday party booking
We were allowed to hold the animals. It was good to see everyone's reactions.
Care Home Owner, Farnham
Opportunity to handle all the animals. Very well organized. Good selection of animals. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit - adults and children!
Activities Coordinator, Hospice in Surrey
Very well organised...super explanations ....on children's level... very good value for money.
KS1 Teacher, Buryfields Infant School, Odiham
It was so good of you to come to The Lawn and give our residents an enjoyable afternoon.... your efforts are very much appreciated by all of us here.....a good variety of animals... the ladies that ran the Farm Experience were very helpful... a lovely experience.
Activities Coordinator, The Lawns Residential Home
A very friendly, organised visit to our event... extremely well received by adults and children.... very clean at the end of visit....Your farm animals... were thoroughly enjoyed by the children and adults who attended the event...
Social Worker, Foster Carers Fun Day, Alton
Activities were appropriate for the age range and interesting to the children.... thankyou for a very enjoyable visit. It was lovely to see all the animals and good to meet you....
KS1 Teacher, East Wittering Community Primary School
It was brilliant because we saw a sheep fleece and we could comb it. We would love to have the farm again.
Year 1/2 children, East Wittering Community Primary School
Length of session was perfect, content was aimed absolutely at the right level... absolutely delighted! Really pleased how all the children were captivated... absolutely good value for money.
Mother of a 5 year old, after an MCFE visit to the child's birthday party