Field Trips Our Tour Season will Open Back up in May
Field trips at A Home for Hooves offer a unique experience for children aged 5 to 14 to meet and learn about the rescued farm animals in our care. Children will hear age-appropriate stories about the animal residents, how they came to arrive at the sanctuary, and their subsequent care. They will learn from our staff and volunteers how the residents live day-to-day and the unique needs of their species. A number of the residents have diverse needs that will provide perspective on inclusivity and the value of seeing individuals beyond their physical capabilities. Students will also learn facts about the environmental and animal welfare impact of consuming animal products for human food.
INFORMATION AND TIPS
Field trips are offered May through September
Field trips are available to classrooms from kindergarten through 9th grade, as well as home school and summer camp groups, kid's clubs (i.e. Girl Guides), with a maximum of 30 students
A minimum of one teacher and three chaperones are required
The cost is $10 per child. There is no charge for teachers, teacher assistants, or chaperones. Payment may be sent via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought the day of the field trip.
Field trips begin in our driveway, followed by a guided tour of our grounds and facilities where children will see where the residents live, learn facts about them, and understand how they are cared for by our staff and volunteers.
Please bring a vegan (plant-based) snack for each student (see approved snack list below.)
All field trips are conducted in an outside setting, please wear closed toed shoes (boots are best!) and weather appropriate clothing.
Please inquire about diverse needs. We want our visitors to have a positive experience and will do our best to accommodate all needs. Our field trips will include walking on dirt roads and rough terrain. A compostable bathroom is available.
Cancelation Policy: If you should need to cancel please provide notice at your earliest convenience and a refund will be issued if the field trip cannot be rescheduled. In the rare event that A Home for Hooves must cancel, we will give notice at the very earliest opportunity and will provide a full refund if the field trip cannot be rescheduled.
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Due to the sanctuary being a home for rescued, neglected, or abused farm animals, we kindly request that you bring only plant-based (vegan) snacks while visiting with us. Please refrain from foods with animal products such as meat, cheese, honey, or eggs.
Examples of A Home for Hooves approved snacks:
Fresh or Dried Fruit or Berries of any kind
Dairy Free Guacamole and Vegan Whole Grain Crackers
Roasted Chick Peas
Vegan Rice Cakes and Avocado
Hummus and Vegetables (ie: carrots, cucumber, celery, radishes)
Vegetable Salad with Dairy Free Dressing
Bean Dip with Vegan Whole Grain Pita
Baked Veggie Chips
Please ensure everyone in attendance has a clear understanding that there can be no yelling, no running, and to not touch any animals unless permission is given by one of the tour guides because some of the animals can bite.
What is the cost of the tour?
$10 per child. Teachers, teacher's assistants, and chaperones are free.
How long is the tour?
The tour is typically 2 to 3 hours.
What is the address?
4380 Inwood Creek Road Duncan
Can we bring treats for the animals?
Yes, but only vegetables and fruit. Please do not bring pitted fruit, onions, avocado, citrus, cabbage, asparagus, rhubarb, potatoes, or garlic.
Can someone bring a companion animal?
Unfortunately no, for the safety of your animal and the animals at the Sanctuary.
Can someone bring a service animal?
Possibly, but this must be discussed prior to your visit by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should we wear?
Clothing that you don't mind getting dirty, a hat, sunscreen, and closed toe shoes.
Can we bring food?
Yes, but out of respect of the animals we care for, you can only bring food that is plant based (vegan) so no meat, dairy, honey etc. Please ensure no food is brought into the animal pens.
Is there a bathroom?
Yes, we have a compostable toilet available for visitor use, but it is not wheelchair accessible.
Is the Sanctuary accessible by wheelchair?
Some, but not all areas and it may be a bit bumpy. We do not a wheelchair accessible bathroom.
Contact Us 4380 Inwood Creek Rd Duncan BC V9L 6H2 Canada
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A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary Foundation | Charitable Organisation Registration # 791696313 RR 0001
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