Welcome to Our Farms!

This is where the mud and magic happens! Each week, our farms at Nethercott House in DevonLower Treginnis in Pembrokeshire and Wick Court in Gloucestershire welcome groups of excited children and young people from across England and Wales to enjoy a rich countryside, food and farming adventure.  

Your Farm Visit

Your visit to the farm will be packed full of hands-on farming work, and there are loads of real-life learning and enrichment opportunities too. Surrounded by acres of green fields, children have the space to connect with one-another, they discover the important links between food and farming, and learn to love the great British countryside.

During your visit you will become part of the team, working with our farmers to do all the jobs around the farm. There are pigs and poultry to feed, eggs to collect, heritage breed cattle, sheep and lambs to check on, ponies and donkeys to groom, as well orchards and large kitchen gardens that needs to be looked after. Taking responsibility for these purposeful tasks provides a brilliant opportunity to master new skills, experience the benefits of collaboration and teamwork, to grow in confidence and self-belief by overcoming challenges, and to boost self-esteem and resilience. Spending time in wellies at the farms also provides plenty of physical activity, endless fresh air, and lots of delicious home-grown foods.

Find out more for your school or group:

School Visits
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Our Farms

Each of our three farms provides a new world for children to explore and a warm and welcoming team to work with. You can find out more about each farm below.

Devon – Nethercott House

Nethercott House sits just outside the pretty Devonshire village of Iddesleigh with views to the high tors of Dartmoor National Park. Nestled deep in the countryside that inspired our founder – Michael Morpurgo – to write War Horse, Nethercott House is a Victorian manor with wide sweeping lawns, steeply banked lanes, and ancient hedgerows that lead down to the River Torridge. 

Nethercott House accommodates up to 39 children and 5 adults.

During a visit to Nethercott House children will be immersed in the practical and meaningful farming tasks of the day, such as:

Feeding poultry and collecting eggs • grooming and mucking out horses, ponies and donkeys • feeding cattle • herding sheep • feeding pigs and weighing piglets • walking through the fields and along the trout stream to check the health of livestock • working in the kitchen garden to sow, grow, tend and harvest the fruits and vegetables • cooking nutritious meals from the produce harvested in the kitchen gardens • making butter and yoghurt in the creamery • lighting fires, whittling wood, and making dens in the forest • walking into the village, the spiritual home of Joey, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse.

We’re now accepting bookings at Nethercott House. To find out more and discuss availability please get in touch with our bookings team.

Pembrokeshire – Lower Treginnis 

Lower Treginnis farm sits on the stunningly beautiful site of a 700 year-old farmstead and is the most westerly farm in Wales. Situated on the peninsular just outside of Saint Davids – the UK’s smallest city – Lower Treginnis provides visitors with an incredible mix of traditional Welsh sheep farming and direct access to the beautiful beaches of Pembrokeshire National Park.

Lower Treginnis accommodates up to 39 children and 6 adults.

During a visit to Lower Treginnis children will be immersed in the practical and meaningful farming tasks of the day, such as:

Feeding and milking goats poultry • feeding poultry and collecting eggs • grooming and mucking out horses, ponies and donkeys • herding sheep and checking health • feeding pigs and weighing piglets • working in the kitchen garden to sow, grow, tend and harvest the fruits and vegetables • harvesting field-scale crops and packaging produce boxes for customer orders • cooking nutritious meals from the farm produce • log sawing to produce kindling and firewood • coastal walk and beach visit • countryside walk to visit the historic city of St Davids.

We’re now accepting bookings at Lower Treginnis. To find out more and discuss availability please get in touch with our bookings team.

Gloucestershire – Wick Court 

Wick Court is an impressive Elizabethan moated property once used as a hunting lodge by the nearby Lords of Berkeley and rumoured to have hosted Elizabeth I. The majestic house looks out across idyllic pastures to the reed beds of the River Severn – a view that has changed little since the first recorded farmstead stood on this land in the middle ages.

Wick Court accommodates up to 36 children and 5 adults.

During a visit to Wick Court children will be immersed in the practical and meaningful farming tasks of the day, such as:

feeding rare-breeds poultry and collecting eggs • grooming and mucking out horses and donkeys • feeding dairy calves • herding sheep • feeding pigs and weighing piglets • walking through the fields to check the health of livestock • working in the kitchen garden to sow, grow, tend and harvest the fruits and vegetables • cooking nutritious meals using fresh farm produce • picking apples and pressing fresh juice • bee keeping • storytelling in the roundhouse • unstructured, self-led play and discovery in the woodland •

We’re now accepting bookings at Wick Court. To find out more and discuss availability please get in touch with our bookings team.

Planning Your Visit

If you would like to bring your school or group for a wonderful week-long farming residential, please get in touch so that we can discuss dates and details.

More information about eligibility, availability and costs can be found on the Planning Your Visit page.

“For the children who are often shy in class, they really thrived in the farm environment. For those who are very good academically, it was nice for them to be challenged by the physical and practical work and to build resilience and determination.”

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