Free Educational Visits
A 'Hands On' Active Learning Experience
With a personalised lesson plan for every visit we run, our sessions are designed to help children understand the connections between conservation, farming and food production. With a range of activities designed to engage them and keep them asking questions, our educational visits provide children with a key learning experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Thanks to funding from Natural England and their Environmental Stewardship Scheme, we can offer educational visits free of charge.
We are in the unique position of being able to offer funded visits to young people from the urban environment of Exeter (and beyond), allowing them to experience life on a working farm without the need to travel long distances.
During the visit, the links between farming, conservation and food production will be explored through using our land as an outdoor classroom. We can work with you to tailor the content of the visit to suit the specific needs and learning aims of your group.
Whilst we would love to offer everyone free educational visits, unfortunately the scheme does outline some key requirements for prospective groups.
These conditions include:
That the young people are between the ages of 5-16 years old (Key Stage 1 - 4)
That there are at least 6 young people
That the visit lasts for at least 2 hours
That the content of the visit links to food, farming and the environment
If you're unsure about whether you qualify for fully funded visits, please get in touch with us to discuss the range of different options available to you.
If you don't qualify for fully funded visits, don't worry! We can still offer educational visits from as little as £30. In the past we've run sessions for schools, community groups, after-school clubs and even businesses.
West Town Farm is also home to Organic Art's, who also have some capacity to run bespoke educational visits. For more information on these sessions, please go to their website.