Forest & Deer School

We are very excited to introduce our Forest and Deer Schools that we will be running here at Church Farm over the Easter holidays! These two courses are for ages 6 - 12 years and will be a truly unique experience for each individual who attends. 


Forest School 

Dates: 2nd - 4th April

6 - 9 years: 9:30am - 11am = £60 (snacks included!)

10 - 12 years: 11:30am - 3pm = £105 (snacks included!)

Forest School is an inspirational learning process - a unique programme that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops those all important life skills, confidence, self-esteem, resilience and self belief through hands-on experiences in natural settings that are embedded within nature. At Church Farm we have been providing programs for schools over the past 2 years and due to a lot of interest, we are now launching our very own Forest School and Deer School. 

What are the Benefits of Forest School?

  •  Improves Confidence
  •  Improves Resilience
  •  Improves Physical Wellbeing
  •  Improves Empathy
  •  Gives an Insight into the Natural World



Deer School 

Dates: 9th - 11th April

6 - 9 years: 9:30am - 11am = £60 (snacks included!)

10 - 12 years: 11:30am - 3pm = £105 (snacks included!)

Deer School is a three day course catering for 6 - 12 year olds, where they will learn all things related to deer! Participants will be able to get up close to our friendly Red Deer herds at Church Farm and learn all about deer ecology, habitat behaviours, species, livestock farming and so much more. There will be a light overview of the field to fork process and on the final day we will welcome the participants and families to join us for a short farm walk and to sample our very own Church Farm Venison at The Barn Farm Shop & Café (Sunningwell).


How to book?

Please email with the following information:

1) Name of child

2) Age of child

3) Which course/s they would like to attend

We will then send out an invoice email for a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure their place, along with an exact kit list and an outline for the three days!

Please contact us directly if you require any further information about the courses.


Courses will be led by...

Daisy Ledger has worked with animals for over 10 years, she has a degree in animal behaviour and welfare and has gone on to work for various farms and in the dog training industry. She has worked within the educational sector for agriculture for the past three years, with a passion for and an in-depth knowledge of the outdoors, nature and animals.

Tom Alden has a former military background, stemming from early days in the Scouts and CCF. He has travelled widely across the globe, taking on extreme expeditions and races. Having established Church Farm & Park in 2017, Tom is now firmly embedded in the day to day livestock, land management and deer husbandry on the farm, together with educating school groups on the great outdoors and all about deer!

For bespoke, private courses or school enrichment programmes, please get in touch!