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Whirlow Hall Farm is an Educational Trust which was set up in 1979 by Alan Aikin…

Alan grew up in the inner city and was sent to a farm as an evacuee during the Second World War. He was so profoundly affected by his experience of farming and the countryside that years later he decided to set up a centre for all inner-city children to come and experience the wonders of the countryside and develop their understanding of where their food, farming and the countryside. Since that date, many thousands of children and young people have visited our Sheffield farm on a daily or residential basis.

Boy with Chicken WebWe are a classroom in the countryside…

The Trust is a unique environmental and educational charity, providing an outstanding learning experience to over 10,000 children and young people a year, many of them from disadvantaged backgrounds and the inner city.

For many of our young visitors this is the first time that they will have visited a farm or the countryside. By holding a newly-hatched chick, bottle feeding a new-born lamb or simply seeing a pig with her piglets for the first time they are having an unforgettable experience.

Our educational visits and training range from nursery through to vocational and work-based learning. To learn more about the programmes we provide please visit our Education section.

We value your support…          

Fundraising and donations enable us to continue to inspire children, young people, and families who would not normally be able to experience the countryside first-hand. If you would like to support Whirlow Hall Farm, please visit our Fundraising section for ways in which you can help.

Our 480 scheme links businesses to particular schools to reduce the costs of their visit, enabling access to the most disadvantaged: our 480 scheme.

For an insight into the scope of the Trust and its continuing dedication to learning, please browse the web site and see the variety of work that is performed here. And check our Events calendar to see what fun activities we organise too – all in support of the Trust.

Last edited on mlSep 2nd, 2015

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