Experience Natural Living and Outdoor Learning at Trill Farm Family Camps

1 Apr 2015


Trill Farm in Axminster is once again hosting two very special family camps this spring and summer. Family groups are encouraged to connect with nature, and each other, whilst they explore, discover and enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Devon countryside through a varied program of fun outdoor activities from bushcraft, crafts and cooking to climbing and wild-swimming.


Hosted and facilitated by outdoor learning specialist, Chris Holland and the Trill Farm team, families will spend time together and explore the farm, woods, beaches and nature. Together, groups will use the natural environment as a classroom, studio and playground as they learn, grow and explore whilst making new friends, building self-confidence and having a lot of fun in the process.


Outdoor Activities

A large selection of family-friendly optional activities will be available, each one designed to cultivate relationships with the natural world in a fun and challenging way. These will include wild foraging and fire-making, sneaking games and night walks, shelter-building, storytelling and music-making around the hearth.


There will be workshops in crafts like whittling, making herbal beauty products, clay painting, drawing and hapa zome (using natural pigment from leaves to print onto fabric). There's a bouldering wall, a lake for wild swimming a stream to make dams in, and a disused railway to discover. All this and a celebratory 'merry moot' on the last night! Eco


Accommodation & Camp Fires

Camping takes place at Trill Farm’s beautiful campsite, which has excellent eco-credentials; solar heated outdoor showers, water from the farm spring, and composting toilets. It’s a gadget-free zone as there are no power outlets on the campsite!


Families bring their own tents, but a communal tent and open-sided barns are used for communal food preparation and eating spaces.


What’s camping without a fire? Unusually for a campsite, BBQs and campfires are encouraged as part of the authentic outdoor camping experience at Trill. The Trill Farm shop will be well stocked with seasonal supplies as families are encouraged to use the Farm’s resources as their larder, cooking meals around a fire on the BBQ.



The spring family camp takes place from Saturday 23rd May until Monday 25th May; adult tickets cost £100, under 16s £56 and under 5s may attend free of charge. A family ticket (which includes 2 adults and 2 children) is available for £296.


The summer camp takes starts on Saturday 25th July and ends on Wednesday 29th July; adult tickets cost £125, under 16s £70 and under 5s may attend free of charge. A family ticket (which includes 2 adults and 2 children) is available for £370.


Family camps at Trill Farm are a terrific way to spend time together as a family in a ‘back-to-nature’ environment that is both fun and challenging for kids of all ages. To fit with the relaxed, slow pace of these camps, numbers are strictly limited. For more information or to book, visit: http://www.trillfarm.co.uk/collections/family-camps



Caption: Experience Natural Living and Outdoor Learning at Trill Farm Family Camps.





Further information: 

For more information on Trill Farm, Trill Trust and the events on offer please contact:

Zoe Haigh, Project Development Coordinator, zoe@trillfarm.co.uk, 01297 631113

Jolyon Chesworth, Director of Education, jolyon@thetrilltrust.org, 01297 631113




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About Chris Holland:

Chris Holland is a leading inspiration in the field of nature connection and creative outdoor learning for families in the UK and increasingly worldwide. He has a BSc in Environmental Science, has been involved in outdoor learning for 20 years, and became a self-employed educator in 2001. Chris has a natural talent for working with groups of people, telling stories, sharing bush craft skills, foraging and creating environmental art. He feels very proud because his first book, a playful hands-on nature connection guidebook called I love my World, "is a must" according to children's laureate Michael Morpurgo.



About Trill Farm: 

Trill Farm is a working mixed organic farm situated on 300 acres of diverse countryside of outstanding natural beauty on the Devon/Dorset border. The farm has a herd of Red Ruby Devon cattle and a flock of Gotland sheep and also hosts a number of small independent enterprises including a market garden (Trill Farm Garden), carpentry, skin care products, and cookery. Together, we produce and market our own products.

As well as being organic the land is managed through a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme that results in a strong nature conservation interest on the farm. Trill Farm is a project that aims to create local employment, foster a sense of community, and produce food whilst supporting wildlife.

Trill Farm’s Director is Romy Fraser OBE, the founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies. About


The Trill Trust: 

The Trill Trust is a registered charity (No. 1094893), set up by Romy Fraser in 2008. The Trust provides opportunities for experiential learning about ecology, sustainability and health. The teaching model provides an educational example where a holistic, compassionate and ecological approach to life and health is taught. The Trill Trust aims to:

- Provide experience and education in skills needed to create a sustainable future.
- Promote health as a primary requirement for a fulfilling life.
- Empower children and adults to understand and claim their own health by exploring the natural environment.
- Inspire healthy and responsible living, working to build an education model that demonstrates a vital new possibility for our education system.


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