What we do

As well as caring for four outdoor sites, and offering an open access farm all year round, the Farm delivers a range of community activities.

Outdoor education

girl and boy playing with sticks

We run a range of curriculum linked outdoor sessions for primary aged children including Forest school sessions with a level 3 trained leader. If you can't make it to us, we can come to you with an incubator, a chicken or advice about how to maximise your outdoor learning experience.

Youth engagement

The farm offers a number of opportunities for 11 to 18 year olds including a weekly youth club, work experience and Duke of Edinburgh opportunities. We offer alternative curriculum placements including practical sessions in animal care, conservation and bushcraft.

Supported training

Sheep with lambs

We provide unique training placements in horticulture and animal care for adults with learning difficulties or mental health concerns. Our trainees manage the community garden, harvesting vegetables to sell to the cafe and ensure that our animals and farm site are well catered for.

Volunteer opportunities

gardening tools and plants

We have a range of adult volunteer opportunities from weekly nature and craft sessions, gardening and growing opportunities, community action days to outdoor therapeutic sessions for people experiencing mental distress. We also host team challenge days for local businesses.

Family activities

splashing in muddy puddles

We run a number of fun, inspiring activities for children of all ages. We aim to get children outdoors, discovering where food comes from, the wildlife on our doorstep and the fun to be had outside. To get started, check out our discovery trail.

Seasonal events

bunting

The farm loves a good celebration - especially when it gets us outdoors. Come and join us for one of our seasonal events at Boiling Wells or make a date and head to the Farm Summer Fair. As well as having a great time, you'll be helping us to raise vital funds that support our activities.