We welcome schools and groups (children and adults) to Nettlecombe Farm for rural educational visits through the Natural England HLS programme.
Nettlecombe Farm as an Educational Resource
Taking part in a farm visit provides a great opportunity for children to experience life on a farm, learn about wildlife, where their food comes from and how the land is managed. This kind of learning in the natural environment contributes to the environmental education requirements, as laid out in the current national curriculum, whilst delivering on the Global Goal of Education for Sustainable Development.
We have been hosting school groups at Nettlecombe Farm informally for many years. Thanks to the Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreements, we have been able to open the gates of the farm to more schools to use as an educational resource - hosting around 25 groups every year.
It’s great to be able to show visitors around the farm and to help them experience the connection between themselves, their food and the countryside.
Classroom facilities available
We have a fantastic classroom facility available, complete with interactive whiteboard, kitchen and accessible toilet. The function barn can host up to 28 people classroom style.
Contact us to arrange and tailor an educational visit
Nettlecombe Farm is able to offer a flexible approach to your sessions so that it suits the individual needs of a specific group, and the best thing is that we are able to offer many of these visits for free. We will work closely with you to develop a one off trip or indeed a programme of visits to suit your needs.
Please get in touch with Josie Morris or Emma Theunissen our educational co-ordinator to discuss your requirements on 01983 730783 or email@example.com