Because sustainability should be fun!

Experience learning and care farming in the great outdoors with Magdalen.

The Magdalen working farm with its diverse landscape, hand-reared animals and purpose-built residential centre provides the perfect environment to connect with nature and learn from sustainable living.

We offer school day-trips and residential education programmes for primary and secondary schools and care farming experiences for children and adults with learning disabilities and/or challenging social backgrounds. And every aspect is delivered with expertise by a team who love what they do.

Our 132 acres of tranquil organic countryside are found alongside the banks of the River Axe where Dorset, Somerset and Devon meet. Breathe in the air and experience the centre - Magdalen has the very best in accessible surroundings and facilities.

Our specialist team of qualified teaching and care staff encourage both children and adults to learn new skills, benefit from therapeutic experiences and develop a deeper understanding of the countryside. Whether a visit to Magdalen is for a day-trip or a little longer - the memories will last a lifetime.

Much of our work is conducted on the farm, which boasts a diverse range of managed and natural habitats that provide the basis for a wide range of education and care farming experiences. Add to this our high quality accommodation and own home cooked organic food and you’ll find all the ingredients for the complete visit - which is always tailored to your specific needs.

For the best in environmental education, care farming and accommodation - please explore our site, see the picture gallery and contact us with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to Magdalen in the near future.

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Great Days Out At Magdalen Farm

Education at its best, good fun whilst learning.
Year 4 teacher, Shepton Beauchamp Primary School
Thank you for letting us visit Magdalen farm. It was the most awesome school trip we have ever been on.
Year 5 pupil, West Coker Primary School
A fantastic training day - very enjoyable and informative. Loads of creative ideas for how to use outdoor learning to bring the curriculum to life.
Year 4 teacher, Ashlands School, Crewkerne

Latest News

Care Farming UK Conference
Care Farming UK Conference
13 Oct 2016

Come and join us at the Care Farming UK Conference - 23rd November 2016. Click here for full details

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Free Sessions for Adults with Learning Difficulties
Free Sessions for Adults with Learning Difficulties
27 Sep 2016

With thanks to Skills and Learning Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole, Magdalen Farm is pleased to offer a variety of day sessions and sleepovers at the farm. Our new program– “Care 2 Farm” - is available to any adult – 19 years...

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Venue Hire

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Facilities ideal for conferences, training, away days, parties and special occasions.

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The Farm

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One big outdoor classroom and the backdrop to most of our activities.

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Get Involved

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Bring your enthusiasm and we'll help you make a difference.

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Courses and Events

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Experience learning of both old and new skills at Magdalen.

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Magdalen Gallery


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