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Magdalen Farm – Field Trips, Day & Residential Activity School Trips & Educational Outreach

Location(s)Magdalen Farm Winsham, Maudlin Chard, Somerset TA20 4PA
Key StagesKS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsYes
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Come to Magdalen Farm for a fun and educational school trip - either for the day or overnight residential stays.

Visiting Magdalen Farm for your school trip is an opportunity to learn through real outdoor adventures - while enjoying home cooked organic food and a very high standard of on-site accommodation. Schools choose us because of our bespoke programmes of activities for primary and secondary schools, qualified teaching staff (including SEN) and the wonderful combination of outdoor learning and excitement. We’re a working 132 acre organic farm with friendly animals and plenty of safe spaces to explore. Our natural surroundings close to the River Axe and Jurassic Coast also make us a perfect location for field trips and forest school transitions.

Primary School Residential Visits

Every school and every class is different. That’s why we design a bespoke itinerary for each school trip individually. Nothing comes as standard - apart from great outside learning and fun. Everyone leaves with a smile.

Day Trips for Primary Schools

You don’t need to stay overnight to give your class a great learning experience at Magdalen – we run day trips too.

Build dens in our woodlands, hunt for mini-beasts in wildlife meadows, discover the River Axe or feed and care for our farm animals. One of our most popular activities is to learn where good food comes from, harvesting home-grown produce from our orchard and fruit and vegetable gardens. We've got lots of options for your students to enjoy the wellbeing benefits of a great fun day outdoors.

Could learning really be this good? We think so.

Special Educational Needs

Learning in the outdoors can help students with special educational needs (SEN). The outdoors relieves stress and anxiety, develops their social skills and motivates learning across the curriculum and beyond.

At Magdalen we pride ourselves on our work with special schools, SEN groups, and with individual children with special needs in mainstream education. Our staff have experience working with children with a range of disabilities and learning difficulties.

Forest School Transitions

Forest School Transitions is a project fully funded by the Dulverton Trust.

We are funded to help children who find it difficult to make the transition between junior to middle school, or primary to secondary school. So far we have enjoyed considerable success and had a lot of fun.

Field trips for Secondary Schools

Magdalen Farm is one big outdoor classroom where we welcome field trip students studying at GSCE and A-level - particularly geography and ecology.

It’s a location designed by nature for outside learning. We are set within 132 acres of tranquil organic countryside alongside the banks of the River Axe where Dorset, Somerset and Devon meet. The farm includes meadows, woodland and direct river access.

Environmental Education at your school

Why not let us come to you?
Let us help you develop your school grounds for environmental education. For our school grounds projects we visit your school and work with small groups of pupils and staff to create long-lasting, unique outdoor features which the whole school community can enjoy.

Accommodation and facilities

Nestled in the heart of the West Country, Magdalen Farm has a surprising range of facilities to suit the needs of different visitors.

Nestled in the heart of the West Country, Magdalen Farm has a surprising range of facilities to suit the needs of different visitors.


"Everything was extremely well organised. The tutor showed a strong style of leadership which allowed activities to be in a safe & enjoyable environment. The setting is beautiful and the experience of being on a farm, organic food and the animals is a wonderful opportunity for the children and it has provided our school with a brilliant residential."
- Sholing School

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