Farm education is something we are passionate about here at Norton’s and so the more people we can show what we do, the better!
We offer pre-booked farm tours which show visitors a snap-shot of life of a family-run dairy farm. Tours include visiting our robotic milker which is responsible for milking our herd 24/7 as and when they need, visiting the calf shed to see the newest arrivals and seeing what machinery it takes to keep a mixed farm running.
Our tours are open to anyone and popular with family groups, clubs, village groups, WIs and scouts. Tours generally last around 90 minutes and can include cheese tastings and the opportunity to purchase some of our products too. We ask for a minimum of eight people per tour.
We charge a small fee per person and prices can vary depending on the length of the tour and what is included.
There is lots of information on our website about what we do at Nortons Dairy, but if you would like any further information, please call us on 01603 736569 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you onto our farm very soon!
As we are a working farm, we require all visitors to wear appropriate clothing for the time of year. If the weather isn’t so good, the main areas are undercover but moving between areas can require going outside so all visitors need to be dressed accordingly. If this is an area you would like some advice on, please ask.
We do not allow the children to touch the animals or cows while at the farm because we do not have hand washing facilities. For the 90 minute sessions we are unable to provide toilet facilities however, if you wish to extend your visit, we are able to book the use our local village hall which has such facilities. The village hall also allows a safe space for the children to have a lunch break and all-important run-around.
The tour can be as educational or as fun as you’d like to make it – kids and grown-ups alike love to see the animals and machinery, but it is also a great opportunity to find out about milk, farming and the countryside around us.