Educational Visits

Improved Education Centre

Thanks to the amazing, European-funded, LEADER grant, our Tyler Room has had a face lift! The temporary building that we have used so well for the past 8 years been turned into a permanent building, with extended kitchen and improved access.  


We continue to run educational visits for groups of all ages and stages. However,  our grant funding from Natural England, which subsidised our hugely successful education programme over the last decade, ended on 31st October 2017.  This means that we currently have to charge most groups for visiting. 

For a two hour group visit, the cost is £72.24 (including VAT).

For a three hour group visit, the cost is £105.36 (including VAT).

For a five hour group visit, the cost is £171.60 (including VAT; a two course organic lunch, which we provide is an additional £2.50 per pupil and £3 per adult). 


We have received funding into a Higher Tier agreement with Natural England which allows us to offer 25 completely free visits per year. These free visits must be for a minimum of two hours. If you feel you school or organisation would like to apply for one of these free visits please contact Ruth as below.  


New Venue

We have now started using a new venue which we have been able to use from the end of January.  Some of you may know the education building used by Eden Rivers Trust down at Aglionby.  As we rent and farm land down there, we have agreed to some partnership working which means we can run the same kind of farm visits down there as we have done at The Croft.  The land is very beautiful, close to Carlisle, full of wildlife and private property, which means a visit here is a real treat which you might otherwise miss.  Visits here would be ideal for those wishing to look specifically at wildlife, farming or the Cumbrian landscape.  


Contact Ruth on 07862254575 or by email at for more information or to make a booking.