Self-guided trails are a popular way of encouraging groups to explore outdoors and here are a number of ideas to adapt for different locations. Read more...
The Warriner School Farm is a mixed 120 acre farm based at an 11-16 secondary school in Bloxham, north Oxfordshire. It has a range of livestock including cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry and horses, all of which are reared on organic grassland. The farm also has an area of conventional arable land, four ancient ridge and furrow fields, a planted woodland and a collection of horse-drawn vehicles.
Wellgate Community Farm is a 1.5 acre city farm in Romford, Essex. It was established in 1982 with the aim of creating ‘a growing place for groups and individual through education, training, therapy and recreation’. It is home to a variety of farm and domestic animals including cows, sheep, goats, ponies, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs. The farm also has a horticultural plot, a small conservation area, a classroom, a workshop, wheelchair-accessible pathways, a picnic area and toilets/hand washing facilities.
Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is a 130 acre mixed upland farm on the edge of Sheffield near the Peak District National Park. It was set up in 1979 as an educational trust working with inner city children and young people with special needs or disabilities. Today it continues its educational work providing day and residential visits for over 10,000 children from schools and other groups each year. Although children come to Whirlow from all over the UK, there is a special focus on schools and children's groups in Sheffield LEA, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.