Activities at Trill Farm
Aerial ropes course and zip wire
Glimpse a rare tree top view of nature in our semi-ancient deciduous woodland, whilst making your way round our aerial ropes course. This exciting challenge is completed with a 50m zip wire back to the ground. As well as being great fun, it can be used as a confidence building challenge for all ages over seven (and 1.4m tall). The course can take groups of up to eight at a time and takes around an hour to complete. It must be booked in advance and is led by a fully qualified instructor.
Test your climbing skills with our outdoor bouldering wall – can you get from one side of the barn to the other without touching the floor? The wall is suitable for all ages over five.
Learn to prepare the soil, sow seeds, care for your plants and collect the harvest in our three-acre vegetable garden. We can teach you about our organic methods, how we look after the soil and the wildlife and how to combat pests and diseases. Contact us to see what seasonal tasks we are up to.
Harvest and cook
Visit our garden to select the freshest vegetables, collect eggs from the chickens and perhaps forage for some unusual ingredients before returning to our teaching kitchen to learn about nutritious food, prepare a delicious lunch, bake bread and make butter or make preserves or gifts to take home. We help you establish the connection between field and fork and develop children’s confidence and skills in the kitchen.
Feeding the animals and collecting eggs
Meet the farmer and help us out on the daily round of feeding and egg collecting, learning about our livestock as you go.
Natural beauty product making
Our on site workshop produces a range of organic, handmade beauty products including soaps and balms. Use natural ingredients from our farm - bees wax from the hives, and wild flowers to create your own style of healing salve to take home.
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Bats, badgers, deer and foxes are all common sights on our farm, and if you are very lucky you might spot the otter! Join us at dusk for a bat-detecting walk, or sit quietly to watch the badgers forage and play, and learn more about these creatures and how we work to preserve the wildlife at Trill.
Follow the permissive footpath through the farm and learn more about Trill as you go – our history, farming and wildlife.
Blindfold woodland trail
A chance for younger groups to work as a team using their sense of hearing and touch, as they follow a trail through the woods blindfolded. Negotiate obstacles and warn help your friends to complete the challenge.
Develop your navigational skills on our orienteering course, answering questions as you journey round our farm. This activity is excellent for older children to develop their map reading and independence.
Foraging and bush-craft
We can arrange workshops with our local experts to help you identify and prepare wild food, light fires and build cosy shelters in whilst in the great outdoors.