Slade Farm Organics

Slade Farm is a 650 acre mixed livestock and arable organic farm. It is a special place running from the village of St Brides Major down onto the beach at Southerndown where our friends at the Heritage Coast are based. 

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Age Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5

 

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Educational Visits

For visiting groups we offer tours of this unique environment on our state of the art tractor and trailer experience. We have a general tour that introduces the farm but we can look specifically at particular elements such as animal and plant life biodiversity or the life cycle in food  production (both animal and plant based); alternatively we can offer insight into planning and executing the business side of farming. 

 

We can be flexible in developing a visit to suit you, we know the Heritage Coast well and often work with them to showcase the environment.   

 

We use our barns to provide space for lectures and presentations with seating on straw bales, the barns have electricity, portable PowerPoint screens and flipcharts. 

 

  • Can set up areas for picnics on request.
  • Vegetable and fruit production with a market garden that grows seasonal organic crops.
  • We are able to park a large coach and up to 10 -25 cars depending on the weather. 
  • Livestock includes 80 rare breed Gloucester Old Spot Pigs, 700 breeding pedigree Romney, Texel and Suffolk Ewes, and our 120 Aberdeen Angus and Hereford cattle. 
  • A leading ecological and biodiverse farm with unique habitats for plants, insects, birds and mammals.
  • Grow oats for organic porridge, wheat and spelt for organic flour, plus organic beans and barley to feed the animals throughout the winter months. 

  • Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) area of grassland.
  • Disabled accessible toilet facilities.

 

 

Book a Visit

Please contact Graeme Wilson for more information. 

  • 01656 880799

 

Slade Farm