Between 1,500 and 2,000 children and adults visited Stratton School Farm on its annual open day.
Imogen Ash, head of agriculture, said: “We had a few more people than usual and we think it was a really good day.
“The barbecue filled about 650 people’s tummies and the students organised face painting because they want to raise money for an alpaca to keep our ram, Micky, company. They are about a third of the way there.
“We nearly sold out of basket plants – thousands of pounds worth went.”
The farm also borrowed some ducklings for the day and they proved to be extremely popular.
Children also enjoyed seeing the pigs, sheep, ferrets and rabbits.
And those wishing to shop were able to peruse the many different craft stalls.
All of the money raised on the day will go towards the £30,000 annual running costs of the farm.