Educational Visits


Educational visits have been a big part of our work for over a decade now and we have been delighted to work with a huge number of schools, educational establishments, residential homes and social groups during this time.   We have had visitors aged 0 to over 100!




Prices for 2018

A 1.5 hour group visit* is £55.68 (including VAT) - these are especially good for early years groups, uniformed groups or as a quick introduction to the farm.

For a 2 hour group visit, the cost is £72.24 (including VAT) - our most popular option.

For a 3 hour group visit, the cost is £105.36 (including VAT).

For a full day 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)


Discounts: because of how we are using our HLS funding, we have a number of discounts available.  Our passion for good food and healthy eating means we have chosen to offer a number of £100 discounts to those groups who choose to come and 'Gather, Prepare, Cook and Eat' a meal with us.  Do get in touch if you would like more information! 


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.  


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.  


Science objectives we can meet during an Aglionby visit: 
Year 1: exploring the world around, observing, identifying and classifying
Year 2: identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
Year 3: explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal
Year 4explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
Year 5describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
Year 6: give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

We can also link objectives to geography (key physical features) and design technology (understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed).


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


*A 'group' is generally classed as a typical school class of around 30; bigger groups may be accommodated by prior arrangement.