The farm at Wick Court is an Elizabethan moated manor house once used as a hunting lodge by the Lords of Berkeley and rumoured to have been visited by Elizabeth I. Although grand in its history, this intimate house stands on a site looking out across idyllic farmland to the reed beds of the beautiful River Severn. A haven for wildlife, visitors here enjoy a nature nurturing balance of biodiverse activities with birdwatching and beekeeping and some heritage farming with rare breed’s stock.
Poultry, pigs, horses and ponies are cared for by our visitors who also get the unique opportunity to visit Olbury Farm and participate in the robotic milking of a large dairy herd. Stunning heritage orchards with rare species of fruit tree make for fantastic woodland sessions, willow and wool weaving and storytelling in the wonderful roundhouse.
The vibrant kitchen garden produces lush fruit and vegetables, and all of our teachers and children can undertake sowing, potting, harvesting and then cooking sessions indoors to make nutritious food to eat at dinnertime. Countryside walks enable mindfulness sessions of observing and drawing nature, building upon nature connectedness that transforms the young person on their return to home and school.