Education Visits to Waltham Place

Waltham Place offers schools and home educators a unique setting in which to learn. As a biodynamic and organic farm we farm in harmony with nature and endeavour to teach our visitors about the natural cycles that surround us.

From the rare breed farm animals, to the Kitchen Garden with it’s wide variety of produce, to the compost area and leafmould heaps and the woodlands with their flora and fauna, a visit to Waltham Place is about discovery, about learning to observe and to question. Above all it is about relating the natural environment we see before us to our daily lives. Visits to Waltham Place are sensory as well as factual and appeal to the wide variety of learning styles our children possess. Each season is different, as is each class visiting, so we plan each visit individually to meet the needs of that group. A previsit is strongly advised, so that teachers can get a feel for the scope of Waltham and how best to use our resources to further their children’s learning. Whatever your preference Waltham has a wealth of visual, tactile and mulitsensory experiences to offer.

Popular themes include:
Organic Food and Farming
Pollination and seed dispersal
Helping plants grow well
Habitats and food chains
Food stories
Eco Walks and Natural Art

School Visits run during term time from April to October. £6.50 per child £6.50 per adult. Maximum of one class (roughly 30 children ). Year 1 and above.
Winter Workshops run from November to March. These visits involve learning a traditional skill such as felt making or butter making with a visit to the farm to study the animal which provided the raw ingredients.(6-15 children) £6.50 per child (plus cost of the raw ingredients used) £6.50 per adult.Year 1 and above.

For information on availability and activities contact Education Officer, Niki McCann on
Please click on the links below to download health and safety information

Please note that photography is not permitted.

Waltham Place guidance for schools
Waltham Place school risk assessment