Welcome to the Country Trust

We are a small, dynamic national education charity dedicated to bringing alive the working countryside for children least able to access it.

Since 1978 The Country Trust has been making it possible for hundreds of volunteer farmers and landowners to welcome thousands of disadvantaged young children from all backgrounds and faiths onto their farms to share their passion for food, farming and the countryside.

We help children to learn and grow in 3 ways, through:


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“The children really enjoyed the visit. Living in the city they rarely get the opportunity to experience the countryside and all that it provides.”
St Francis Catholic Primary, Birmingham

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    First snowballs caught on camera!

    Magical moment caught on camera as refugee families make their first snowballs

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    New Year, new stars of Countryfile!

    The Country Trust enjoys a starring role in the first BBC Countryfile episode of 2018. A very happy start to the New Year!

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    Ho, Ho, Hot chocolate!

    Children enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire on their Farm Discovery visit to The Outlook Meadow in Cheshire

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