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Abbey Home Farm

Carrot no textAbbey Home Farm is committed to re-establishing the connections between nature, farming, and meeting human needs.  We believe that, as farmers and land stewards, we have a responsibility to efficiently produce food for the local community while protecting our soil and creating and maintaining biodiversity. For over 10 years, we have welcomed people of all ages to come to the farm to learn more about organic agriculture. Educational visits are usually a minimum of 2 hours, can last all day or all week!

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Barr Farm

Barr FarmBarr Farm is a one hundred acre arable farm at Old Malton just off the A64 between York and Scarborough.  Roger and Sally are a CEVAS trained husband and wife team who live and work at Barr Farm and want to share their knowledge and love of the countryside, farming, science and maths with enthusiastic children.  Working with the teaching staff, each visit can be tailor made to give a practical perspective to the national curriculum appropriate to the age group of the visiting children.

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Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trusts

bbowtWoolley Firs Environmental Education Centre is situated at a 300 year-old arable farm. It is one of three Education Centres run by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust. The education centre is surrounded by an arboretum, woodland, a purpose-made dipping pond, meadows and arable fields. A range of outdoor education programmes for Primary schools are available.

http://www.bbowt.org.uk/woolley-firs-environmental-education-centre

 
Brentingby Meadows

brentingby meadowsHall Farm is a 300-acre mixed family farm running dairy, beef, sheep and cereal enterprises. We have a wealth of natural history and heritage including traditional farm buildings and archaeological sites. Much of our land is managed with wildlife in mind and we have a river which is a protected wildlife site, flood protection scheme, old hedges, hay meadows and many other features.
 
Educational groups of all ages welcome by appointment.

www.brentingbymeadows.co.uk

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Bring Yer Wellies

Bring Yer WelliesBring Yer Wellies’ at Ricroft Nurseries is set in open countryside and has large greenhouses providing unique indoor classroom facilities for curriculum based activities. The adjacent outdoor areas incorporate an amphibian pond, coniferous and deciduous woodland and a large wildlife pond.  We’re passionate about getting children outdoors and to have an understanding, admiration and respect for plants, animals and nature and to respect the balance of the countryside and all it provides. Our education programme is continually evolving.  We now have an ‘all weather’ outdoor archaeological dig site containing a variety of genuine Roman, & Medieval artifacts. We offer exclusivity which makes us unique and we are open by appointment only.

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British Pig Association Junior Pig Club

BRITISH PIG ASSOCIATION

BPA Junior Pig Club was founded in 2010 following 3 years of participation at the World Pork Expo with the thriving American Junior Club.
The Junior Club is open to all children regardless of whether or not they keep pigs.

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Broomey Croft Childrens Farm

Broomey Croft Farm LogoA fun, friendly, safe and educational place to visit with children of any age.  We specialise in educational visits and only school children are admitted during term times (no members of the public).

www.broomeycroftfarm.co.uk

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Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm ParkOn the banks of the river Deben in East Suffolk, this 35 acre site is situated within a designated Environmentally Sensitive Area.  There are a diverse range of farm animals, including many rare breeds, and students are able to interact with many of the animals.  The woods and river also offer fantastic educational opportunities.

www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk
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Farmeco Community Care

‘Tell me, I’ll forget
Show me, I’ll remember
Involve me, I’ll understand’

We link people back to food and farming, through promoting health and well-being, education and community involvement by;
•    Managing the land sympathetically to protect and enhance the  local biodiversity and landscape quality.
•     Providing, training and volunteering opportunities.
•     Forming close links with schools and act as an 'outdoor classroom'.
•     Providing Therapeutic care provision
We are a working farm and Visitors are able to see and participate in real life farming and growing activities. Because we are a working farm, activities are highly dependent on season.
With our kitchen and outside clay oven we are able to explore the preparation of food . One of our most popular activities with schools and community groups is Seed to Sandwich, following the story of wheat and baking bread or pizza.

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Fordhall Community Land Initiative

FCLI_New_Logo_low_res_imageFordhall Farm in North Shropshire has been chemical free for over 65 years and in 2006 it became the UK’s first community owned farm after in excess of 8000 people purchased non profit making shares to save the farm from development.

www.fordhallfarm.com

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Fowlescombe Organic Farm

fowlescombe log in full colourFowlescombe is a mixed organic farm in the South Hams of Devon with pedigree cattle & sheep (traditional and rare breeds) along with a few rare breed goats, ducks  and chickens. Our arable and grass land crops support our own livestock. Varied wildlife-rich habitats include woodland, ponds, streams, old pasture and hedges.

 

www.fowlescombe.co.uk

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Free Range Learning

FRL logo blueFree Range Learning is an outdoor learning provider offering creative food, farming and sustainability education.
We believe that everyone should have access to the information and experiences they need to make informed, healthy and sustainable food choices so we work with schools, communities, care settings and families to build vital connections between farm and fork.
For more information please visit www.free-range-learning.co.uk

 
Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre

green dragon logo-02Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre, in the wide open countryside of the Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, is opening its doors in  Spring 2015.

With rare breed farm animals, heritage fruit and vegetables in the garden, the nature and eco-trails, it will be showcasing conservation and sustainable living. See the website www.greendragonecofarm.co.uk for updates on our progress as we work towards our grand opening next year.

 
Hatton Adventure World

At Hatton Adventure World we offer an experience that encourages children to learn in a fun and friendly environment.  Our new educational programmes are suitable for Key Stages 1 & 2 and feature a range of activities and learning that are fully linked to the national curriculum.  For our younger visitors we turn back the clock and enable young minds to explore the countryside, its animals, where the food they eat comes from and the importance of outdoor activity.  And NEW for 2014  is our purpose built educational area, Scales and Tails, which is an interactive zone helping children learn all about farming, nature and animals.

 
Hens for Hire

h4h logoHens for Hire is a unique hire service. We offer schools the opportunity to experience hen keeping and all the benefits it brings to students, whilst removing the set-up cost, on-going responsibility and holiday cover of keeping hens in school. We provide full support and training for all staff.

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High Crane Lodge

HCLCE LogoHigh Crane Lodge is a 75 acre farm situated between the villages of Hamsterley and Woodland near Bishop Auckland in County Durham. Peter, a qualified botanist and Jane, a qualified teacher and school governor, are CEVAS trained and High Crane Lodge Countryside Education was Commended in the Bayer/FACE Awards 2013 and again in 2015. Peter and Jane live and work at High Crane Lodge and want to share their knowledge and love of the countryside and farming with primary school children. Working with the teaching staff, each visit can be tailor made to give a practical perspective to the national curriculum appropriate to the age group of the visiting children. Examples of activities include tree and wild flower identification, where does food come from?, minibeast trail, vegetable identification and planting and sustainable living 

The farm is part of the Natural England education access scheme so visits are FREE. Visits must be booked in advance.

Find out more from the leaflet or contact Jane via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Limes Farm

Limes Farm is nestled in the heart of Farthinghoe village between Brackley and Banbury. The farm has been in our family for nearly 200 years and we are passionate about keeping old farming traditions alive. We believe it is this philosophy that makes Limes Farm products very special and we hope you will too. Our farm shop and tearoom is open 9am-5pm Every day of the week.

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Little Gate Farm

LGF LOGO enhanced 1 640x516Little Gate farm is a care farm project for learning disabled adults and children, we are a small 45 acre farm with sheep,lambs,alpacas,Turkeys,Geese,Chickens and chicks. We are in an area of outstanding natural beauty and have 5 ponds, and 20 acres of ancient woodland.

We offer educational visits to schools and colleges, with and we are particularly keen to invite children  and young adults with additional needs.

We run ASDAN courses, Arts Award, and we are arts award supporters.
Please Contact Claire for our Teacher information pack, and to  book a visit.
Transport is available for small groups.
See our website for more details:http://littlegatecarefarm.co.uk/learning/

 
Moor Farm, Peterborough

FREE EDUCATIONAL ACCESS TO SCHOOLS AND GROUPS TO A VISIT TO THE COUNTRYSIDE AND LIFE ON A FARM in PETERBOROUGH.

A warm welcome awaits you here. www.moor-farm.com

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National Forest Adventure Farm

NFAF Logo colour cowThe Adventure Farm is a fun filled day out for school and groups!
“I HEAR AND I FORGET
I SEE AND I THINK ABOUT
I DO AND I REMEMBER”.
 
We are open for School visits all year round. A visit to the National Forest Adventure Farm can be used as a practical and fun way to teach subjects covered under the National Curriculum. We have a range of pre-planned workshops aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 which are cross curricular, or you can mix and match to suit the needs of your class. We suggest a pre-visit from teachers to discuss what they want to achieve from the trip so we can be sure to meet your expectations.

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Old Holly Farm

Old Hollycmyk2Old Holly Farm is a working, organic dairy farm located in Garstang, Lancashire, with a passion for giving all ages the opportunity to see, smell, hear, touch & taste the experience of a real working farm. The farm runs educational visits all year round and can take groups of all ages & abilities. A hosted trip normally covers 4 key areas – dairy farming, farm animals, craft and playbarn - but each visit can be tailored to the needs of the group. A thorough free risk assessment and school information pack are provided, and a free pre-visit is encouraged to talk through individual visits or concerns. Plus the standalone classroom makes a perfect base for your visit. HLS funding is also available.

www.oldhollyfarm.com

 
Pympes Court Farm Centre

Pympes Court FarmPympes Court Farm Centre has been an established rural educational facility since 1987 and it uses an old monk’s dining hall dating back 400 years.  The family-run farm produces apples, pears and plums (known as top fruit) as well as a flock of Romney Marsh sheep. There is a strong emphasis of the care of wildlife through the farming activities and includes seven diverse habitats. The farm has diversified in many ways: adaption of more recent buildings to storage units; the conversion of historical buildings to rural offices; educational centre; farm shop; farmer’s markets; weekly farm produce delivery service and a venue for small social events.

http://pympesfarmevents-kent.co.uk/

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Rectory Farm
RainbowRectory Farm is situated south of the village of Water Stratford Buckinghamshire, just across the bridge over the River Great Ouse.
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Riggmoor Reindeer & Miniature Mobile Farm

Riggmoor-LogoWe are Beef and Sheep farmers based in Ripon North Yorkshire just a stone's throw away from the Yorkshire Dales national park. We offer a mobile farm service because we know that it is not always easy for school groups to go out onto farm so we bring a good taste of farming and country life to you. We have animals to cover a huge range of  modern and  traditional farming methods and even animals just for fun.........

www.riggmoorreindeer.co.uk

 
Rowley Farm

Rowley Farm is a truly diverse family run mixed dairy arable farm just north of Slough and close to the M25. It is a green oasis on the urban fringe and offers many learning opportunities for young people of all ages. It has hosted school visits, winning many plaudits, for over thirty years.

The farm is run by John, Stephen and Lilles Whitby. It is one of the last dairy farms in South Buckinghamshire and is home to 200 beautiful Jersey cows together with 100 young stock. Visiting children are able see animals close up and by arrangement to view the cows being milked. In addition the farm has a small herd of Sussex beef cattle whose role in the summer is to graze local nature reserves. Children consider the nature of amenity in the immediate urban fringe.

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Rushall Farm

Rushall Farm is set in the beautiful Pang Valley part of the North Wessex Downs AONB.  It is close to both Newbury & Reading and only 10 minutes from the M4. As well as having a modern working  farm there is also an education centre (Rushall Manor Farm) which incorporates indoor lunching facilities. There are hand washing and toilet facilities at both the farm and education centre and disabled toilets at the education centre as well as good disabled access at both sites.

Rushall farm is an excellent place to learn about many aspects of the curriculum.  We are a mixed organic farm which primarily runs a large sheep flock and a herd of beef suckler cows as well as growing cereal and other crops.  We also have chickens, two donkeys and some pigs as well as tractors that the students have access to.    There is also a pond, woodland and grassland as well as access to the River Pang so we are able to focus on habitats and river studies as well as farming.

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Salvation Army Farm

Salvation Army Fadleigh Farm Rare Breed CentreThe Salvation Army's Hadleigh Farm has evolved over the last 120 years. Today we are a commercial farm, a place of natural beauty, committed to environmental and social progress, and home to an English Heritage site.
The Rare Breeds Centre is a long standing favourite with people of all ages. Open from April - October you will love our array of unique and fascinating rare breed animals.
www.hadleighfarm.org.uk www.facebook.com/hadleighfarm

 
Sandfield Farm

Sandfield Farm, near Evesham in Worcestershire is farmed by Emma Harrison. Emma is a fifth generation farmer and hosts group visits by appointment only. The majority of visits are free through Natural Englands' Educational Access Scheme.
 
Sandfield Farm has a mixture of livestock, arable crops, eco-crops, two traditional orchards, a wildlife pond, bettle bank, wildlife areas, mini beast hunt area and a play wood. The classroom and washroom facilities are eco powered.
 
The visits include three curriculum linked activities and free play in the play wood at the end of the visit.  

For more details please contact Emma on 07970459182

 
Sheepdrove Farm

Sheep name green 2 line 90mm 300dpi copy2Sheepdrove Organic Farm is high on the Lambourn Downs in West Berkshire. It is a model of environmentally responsible farming driven by a passionate concern for animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

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Spring Barn Farm

SBF NEW LOGOA great family day out at the farm

In 2002, Tom Carr and Mike and Louise Possegger (née Carr) opened the Farm Park at Spring Barn Farm.

The Carr family have been farming at Spring Barn since 1917, and the latest developments are just some of the diversifications that have happened during the past century. For example, Spring Barn was one of the first dairy farms in the area to start their own milk round, back in the 1950s!

Now a heady mix of visitor attraction, farm shop, restaurant and campsite – and of course, working sheep farm – Spring Barn remains true to its farming roots: working hard, year round, to provide products we hope our customers will love. And whether the ‘product’ is a topside joint, a home-cooked meal, or a day out in the Sussex countryside, the principle remains the same.

We have a strong community and environmental ethos too.

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The Garlic Farm

Garlic_education_centre_logo_1The history, mystery and magic of the garlic plant has seduced people from all over the world for generations.

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The Parks Trust - Milton Keynes

The Parks Trust stacked logoJoin a sensory walk, a team building challenge or learn more about life on a farm. The Parks Trust provides a wide range of fun activities, games and guided walks to inspire you and your class. Whether you are looking for a curriculum based activity, a session to help you achieve healthy school status or simply want a fun environmentally linked session outdoors, we are sure you will enjoy your experience.

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The Rare Breeds Centre

Rare Breeds Centre Logo-RGB-LRG NEWSet in 100 acres of beautiful Kent countryside, the Rare Breeds Centre is a working farm park and also a visitor attraction. The centre is home to a diverse range of rare breed farm animals such as sheep, goats, cattle, pigs and poultry as well as birds of prey, creepy crawlies, rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets.
The Rare Breeds Centre is an ideal site for school visits in Kent with its unique mix of country fun, excitement and discovery. A trip to the farm involves learning in a fun environment while catching the imagination of children. Here at the Rare Breeds Centre we are fortunate to have a variety of habitats on site such as ponds, ancient woodland, hedgerows and wildflower meadows. We believe these provide a great opportunity to teach students about the outdoor environment through nature-based activities.

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Tuppenny Barn

Tuppenny Logo A4Tuppenny Barn is an organic smallholding at Southbourne, on the South Coast between Chichester and Emsworth. We grow organic fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers with the help of a small team and lots of volunteers. We welcome school visits from students of all ages from pre-school to adult learners. Our Education Officer will work with you to provide a day of activities linked to the National Curriculum. Students can explore the site, visit our orchard and bee hives, learn about composting and dip in our large wildlife pond.

We have a large Education Centre with kitchen where students can prepare and eat a meal from freshly picked produce.

www.tuppennybarn.co.uk

 
Uncle Henry's

Uncle Henry's LogoUncle Henry's Farm Shop and Educational Resource is situated in the centre of Grayingham Grange Farm, 15 miles directly north of Lincoln.

Newly constructed facilities include a farm shop, commercial kitchen, café and meeting rooms, which are also ideal for tailoring curriculum based educational workshop programmes to schools' requirements.

www.unclehenrys.co.uk 

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Walby Farm Park

Walby Farm ParkWalby Farm Park is the all-weather attraction on Hadrian's Wall!

A visit to Walby Farm Park is a must for the school calendar whatever the season!  There is an opportunity for children to get close to our animals, encounter the countryside for themselves and explore the links with the food we eat and our beautiful surroundings.  Our Education Room is exclusively yours to tailor your Key Stage 1 & 2 teaching

www.walbyfarmpark.co.uk

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West Lodge Rural Centre

West Lodge logoHere at West Lodge Farm Park, children of all ages can meet and learn about our range of farm animals, including many rare breeds, handle the fluffy young chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs in Cuddle Corner and laugh at the antics of our pygmy goats on Goat Mountain. You can feed the ducks, groom a pony, watch and get involved in the ever popular piglet race, plus many more seasonal animal activities, such as lamb bottle feeding in the spring! There is plenty to see and do under cover too, with all activities and a good variety of penned animals on display in our many barns near the centre.

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Whetstone Pastures Farm

Sandra and Anthony Herbert invite you to enjoy the best of local produce at their Pick Your Own farm near Blaby, Leicestershire, with children’s Play Barn, Pizza Oven and Strawberry Cottage Tea Room in a traditional rural setting. Discover more about your environment, your food and how to connect creatively with the countryside.
 We cater for school and college visits, providing craft activities, farm walks and outdoor learning. We are members of FACE Farming and Countryside Education, LEAF Linking Environment and Farming and Let Nature Feed your Senses. Grants are available for some visits, especially disadvantaged and disabled groups.

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Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

WhirlowWhirlow Hall Farm Trust is a unique educational resource in Sheffield.  With over 30 years’ experience of delivering education on our working farm, we inspire children, young people, and families who would not normally be able to experience the countryside. Our educational visits and training range from nursery right through to vocational and work-based learning.  We are a fully working farm of 138 acres, with sheep and lambs, free-range hens, pigs and piglets, cows, seasonal turkeys, geese, ducks, goats, ponies, rabbits and guinea-pigs.

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Wick Grange

Tom and Isobel Meikle welcome groups of all ages for visits to Wick Grange Farm.  Its 380 acres hosts a variety of cereals, field scale vegetables and grassland. It has varied soils, farming methods and wildlife habitats, which make it an ideal place for people to visit to expand their knowledge and have fun. We can accommodate school groups and different interest groups and can tailor the activities accordingly.  There are also opportunities for your own fieldwork or research.   

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Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre

English Willow logoIntroducing our stunning collection of willow designs and willow products, all hand made in Somerset, England. Our collection includes traditional wicker and contemporary willow baskets, garden structures, exclusive willow gift ideas and practical additions for your home.

Based in the Somerset Levels, the heart of the willow industry, PH Coate and Son has been growing 'Withies' and producing wicker baskets and willow products since 1819.

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Willows Activity Farm

Willows CMYK AWWillows Activity Farm offers an all-incluisve fun day out in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.  From Tristan the Runaway Tractor to sheep racing and farmyard animals to meet and feed.  We are open daily to the general public and offer educational group visits which include a curriculum linked activity as well as acres of adventure play both outdoors and under cover.  For more details visit www.willowsactivityfarm.com or call 0870 129 9718.