Countryside Education Trust School Trips

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The Countryside Education Trust has been running successfully for 41 years, connecting people with the countryside. Our residential centre is at Home Farm in Beaulieu. Here our guests collect their own eggs and vegetables, help the farmers with the animals, and enjoy the local countryside. We always spend some time in the woods nearby at our other base, award-winning treehouse classrooms set in 60 acres of mixed woodland. We have fun with shelter building, archery, and pond-dipping amongst other activities, and exploring our cob cottage. As we are based on the Beaulieu Estate, many groups like to head to the National Motor Museum, the Abbey and Palace House, or we walk to Buckler's Hard, an 18th Century Shipbuilding Village, in an idyllic setting on the Beaulieu River.

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Why are Countryside Education Trust great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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We are really fortunate to be based in such a lovely place, and the range of activities we can offer is immense. We work with teachers to make sure we are meeting both their curricular and co-curricular needs.

"The staff were brilliant with the children and very knowledgeable." January

‘The whole experience is always positive and the children always wish they could go back for more throughout the year.’ December

The children give us really wonderful feedback too!

'Roses are red, violets are blue, your food is lovely, and that is true.'

'My favourite thing was milking the goat and helping with the animals. The piglets were soooo cute.'

'We cooked marshmallows round the campfire. It was spooky.'

What activities are available during group visits?

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So many to list......favourite activities include bushcraft, orienteering, a stream study, and making bread and butter!

What size groups do you cater for?

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Our usual groups size is around 32-34 but we can cater for larger groups. The maximum number per visit is 41 children.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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Yes, there are classrooms on both sites.

Is there first aid on site?

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Yes, we have trained first aiders, and carry first aid equipment when we are in the woods or away from our sites.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Yes we do, at both sites.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Yes we do.

Anything else?

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Please call us if there are specific areas you would like to cover - we are happy to tailor-make activities to suit your needs.

We are happy to take half week bookings from Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday: some schools take the whole week and swap groups mid-week.

The centre is also available for weekend hire for schools, groups of friends or colleagues and families.




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