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We continue to develop a range of exciting learning opportunities for the wider community of Sheffield, including adults and families.

Play Schemes (ages 6-11) and SNIPS

Hands-on day experiences in the school holidays for children and young people to gain skills in working with animals, growing and harvesting food, cooking and taking part in adventure activities.


Supported Placements

We offer a supportive environment for adults with a personalised budget who would like to develop a variety of life skills on a diverse working farm.
Get involved in real farming activities and experience the countryside at its best!
We welcome those with learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health issues.
Sessions are tailored by our highly-qualified team of tutors – you can work towards achieving specific care and life-plan targets. Learning is interactive and hands-on – activities develop teamwork skills and confidence.

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There’s lots to do!

  • Get your hands dirty and learn all about farming and food. Connect field to plate. Grow and harvest crops and learn to cook simple, healthy meals with our freshly-grown produce. Plant, grow, harvest, cook and taste!
  • Experience and enjoy rural crafts, from bird-box building to dry-stone walling.
  • Learn how to create habitats for wildlife and get involved with countryside maintenance.

The full day, 10am – 3pm, costs just £45.
Half a day, 10am – 12pm OR 1pm – 3pm, costs just £25.

The farm cafe will be open and so you can buy and enjoy a real treat, or just bring a packed lunch – the choice is yours. Occasionally a cooked lunch will be planned as part of the activities.
If you are interested or have questions to ask, please email Emma Dent: or call the office on: 0114 2360096.

Qualifications and quality standards
Staff and volunteers are DBS checked and have all undergone Safeguarding Training for Vulnerable People. Our tutors have qualified teacher status (QTS).

Whirlow Hall Farm Trust has more than 30 years’ experience in offering a highly-professional service and delivering top-quality education.

Bespoke projects

We design bespoke programmes and activities using our unique farmland resource. Past projects include residential holidays for young carers, Forest School activities and experiences for black and minority ethnic families and young people.

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