Educational Visits

Improved Education Centre - November 2017

Over the next few months, we will be offering a slightly more limited range of educational visits for school groups.  Thanks to the amazing, European-funded, LEADER grant, our Tyler Room is getting a face lift! The temporary building that we have used so well for the past 8 years is being turned into a permanent building, with extended kitchen and improved access.  

 

However, as you well know, farming goes on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  And so we are still running visits for groups that want to come.  Our grant funding from Natural England, which subsidised our hugely successful education programme over the last decade, ended on 31st October.  This means that we currently have to charge 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 hope in the near future to have more details about our future funding arrangements and we will keep you updated!

 

New Venue

We also have the opportunity of using a new venue from the end of January.  Some of you may know the education building used by Eden Rivers Trust down at Aglionby.  As we rent land and farm 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 ruthalcroft@hotmail.com for more information or to make a booking.