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Nonington Farms are firm believers of outdoor education through practical, hands-on experience, strongly encouraging the farm to be used as an outdoor classroom. All ages are welcome: the youngest, aged 0-5, join Seedlings Farm Group; then all school aged groups, from Reception to Year 13, can apply for our free fieldtrips; students can do their placement year at Harper Adams or similar; and adult groups participate in guided learning walks on the farm; and everyone can come to our Open Farm Sunday events.

So whether you are a parent or child, a pre-school or nursery, a school or college, an interested group of adults, and you want to arrange a farm visit, we would love to hear from you. Fill in a contact form here.

What do you do on a farm visit

Our farm visits are tailor made to your group’s requirements. With a qualified teacher and CEVAS registered members of staff, we can advise and support you in creating the visit you want. We can even sort out the risk assessment for you! We offer free fieldtrips to local schools and groups, and can often offer that to groups further afield as well. The subject content covered on a fieldtrip with us can be broad ranging and far reaching, from Maths to Art, Science to DT, History to PSHCE. Come along and see for yourselves!

An example timetable:

9:30 – 9:45Arrive, H&S briefing and introduction
9:45 – 11:45Farm tour, looking at the machinery, grainstores, livestock, growing crops and environmental schemes
11:45 – 12:00Return to farm
12:00 – 1:00Lunch, followed by waste audit
1:00 – 2:00Activity in the woods or grassland
2:00 – 2:30Return to the farmyard (on tractor and trailer), final Q&A session.
2:30Depart

We would usually recommend at least 2 hours for a farm visit, ideally 4 hours.

Our facilities include WCs (including disabled access), kitchen area, indoor classroom for wet weather, and plenty of parking for coaches/minibuses/cars. To book your farm trip, contact us here.