Activities take place throughout the year, and include farm visits, forest school, outdoor science classes.

All of our farm visits and forest school activities are run by a trained leader (CEVAS and Forest School level 3 qualified), and the farm meets appropriate health and safety guidelines for hosting visits from school children. We offer pre-visits to teachers, during which we discuss specific learning needs to integrate the field trip with the classroom. We provide guidance on preparing to come to the farm, and assistance in preparing risk assessments.

We are 30 miles from London, close to Stevenage, St. Alban’s, Luton, Hitchin, Harpenden, Welwyn and Hatfield. We can offer a range of activities throughout the seasons, which can be tailored to the visitors’ needs.

To arrange a visit, please call 01438 871 948 or e-mail info@outdoorlearningexperiences.org
Address: East Hall Farm, St. Paul’s Walden, Hitchin, Herts SG4 8BP

East Hall Farm

This historical estate comprises a mixed farm of cereal crops and beef cattle, a walled garden containing an old fruit orchard and commercial vegetable production, and woodlands. This environment offers an opportunity to teach about farming, food production, conservation, wildlife, tree planting, and woodland management.

Resources
• Crops and farm machinery
• Beef cattle
• Woodland – ancient and newly planted
• Kitchen garden with established fruit trees and vegetables
• Farm Walk: This crosses the farm and illustrates a range of habitats and farm activities.
• Seasonal displays: of daffodils and bluebells
• Wildlife: During farm walks it is possible to see deer (fallow and muntjac), hare, rabbits, squirrels and stoats as well as many birds including ravens, red kites, sparrow hawks, pheasants, partridge, ducks, geese, owls and other woodland birds.
• 18th century grade 1 listed formal garden and historic landscape

Facilities• Classroom
• Activity leader (CRB checked, CEVAS trained, OCN level3 Forest School leader)
• Coach parking