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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  • Law firm brings children to farm

    Law firm brings children to farm

    Children from a Newcastle city centre primary school have experienced life on a real working Northumberland farm thanks to a kind donation from a local law firm

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  • Beefy biology turns Waitrose visit into science wow

    Beefy biology turns Waitrose visit into science wow

    Schoolchildren got hands on and in on one our recent farm visits which saw them identifying which cuts of meat come from which part of a cow and handling bovine offals to learn about anatomy

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  • Warburtons wheat is a winner!

    Warburtons wheat is a winner!

    Children from Aylburton Primary school explored the story of bread from field to bakery with the help of Brett Warburton, part of a nationwide programme of visits shortlisted for a major award

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