Education visits and care farming

Since 2009 we have hosted many successful school visits to Rosuick Farm. We strive to connect people with Nature and learn about the links between sustainable farming and the environment.
We tailor each class visit to the individual needs of the children and can focus the visit to your learning aims.

A typical visit to our farm can include:
  • 10:00 Arrive: Introduction, health and safety, organisation of the day and snack
  • 10:30 Farm trail on foot
  • 11:00 Workshop
  • 11:30 Workshop
  • 12:00 Tractor trailer ride
  • 12:30 Wash hands and Lunch
  • 1:30 Question time and group activity
  • 2:00 Leave
Some of the facilities we have include:
  • Large child friendly toilet and shower block with 2 x disabled facilities
  • Outdoor hand washing
  • Welly boot washing
  • Plenty of easy parking
  • Bus parking/ turning area
  • Tarmac access path through orchards
  • Undercover picnic area
  • Undercover multipurpose areas.
  • Woodland walk and easy access path
  • Forest area
Optional chargeable activities in season
  • Pond dipping
  • Working with sheeps wool
  • Making cob bricks/ traditional building
  • Sheep shearing demonstrations
  • Forest Art
  • Plant and learn about trees (cost of tree)
  • Grinding corn to make flour
  • Learning about bees and honey.
  • Build a bird box, bat box or bug box. To take home or to install on the farm.
  • Plant bumble bird wild flower seeds.
Free activities included in season
  • Guided farm tour
  • Farm trail with information boards
  • activity packs 
  • Tractor trailer rides
  • meet the camels
  • see the animals
  • farm museum

“farm visits for those with more complex needs”

We work with those in the community who are struggling in some way; with their mental health, a disability, or a challenging diagnosis.
For the children we hope to give them a sense of freedom and wellbeing, incorporating plenty of heavy muscle work and regular breaks and where possible, embracing any therapy into their personal plan. We work with the child’s support network, to enable them to benefit fully from their visit to the farm. A series of visits can be booked and activities tailored to the child’s specific needs.
These visits can be organised for an individual child
The adult’s side of the project is in its infancy, with many diverse ideas and a group of keen beans offering their skills.
Using the farm’s resources we can offer walks up on to the heathland, around the ponds and woodland, with easy access paths to much of it.
There are lots of gardening opportunities, we have created a stumpery, wild gardens, woodland areas, orchards, and formal gardens, and a sensory garden is planned.
Skills to be learnt include bee keeping, thatching, painting and felt making. (these can only run with a minimum uptake – dates and costs to be confirmed)
We believe that the best way to help yourself feel positive is by helping others and with this in mind we have tasks to prepare for the children’s visits:
Preparing the flowerbeds for the kids to plant
Creating and collecting the components for the kids’ arts and craft sessions
Setting up and maintaining the farm museum
We have a comfy area in the Wagonhouse, and the Top Yard, where folk can go for a quiet moment, or a chat and a cuppa.
Everything on offer for the school visits, can be tweaked for the adults to enjoy