On the site of a diversifying dairy farm, Tapnell is the perfect place for indoor and outdoor fun, connecting with and learning about domestic and exotic animals including "hands-on sessions".
Students can go wild on the many activities which include soft play zones, jumping pillows, pedal go-karts, zipwires, giant hay bale climbing frames and much more!
Learn about the site's off-grid capabilities and eco credentials.
Tapnell Farm Park is ideal for all ages
Here's some of the most frequently-asked questions about school visits to Tapnell Farm Park, posed by teachers and other group leaders
We will pre-book your visit for you and your entry charges will be paid directly by Education Destination. All you need to do is show up at the agreed time, line the kids up outside, identify yourselves to staff and you'll be enjoying the facilities in no time!
Most groups allocate a half day for trips to Tapnell and combine it with other attractions in the area, such as Dinosaur Expeditions or The Needles Pleasure Cruise. However, Tapnell is continually expanding and we are now seeing groups opt to spend a whole day here.
The park has many picnic tables available for use. There's also a cafe and a snack bar selling ice-cream within the park if you'd like to plan a treat or a hot lunch for example. We can help with that.
There's a large toilet block in the main building which is no more than a few minutes' walk from anywhere in the park
Most of the park is on one level with wide hard footpaths. There's always plenty of staff on hand to help if needed.
Whilst most of the fun attractions are outside, there's plenty to see and do indoors as well, so Tapnell is a perfect rainy day option.
The following Tapnell Farm Park educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!
Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.
KS2 Teacher with a group of 25 Upper KS2 students