Giving back


As the facilities on the farm have developed and expanded, East Soar Outdoor Experience has also grown and diversified primarily to provide a more comprehensive service but also to enable us to run a sustainable business.

With the growth of the business and greater turnover a long standing commitment to give back to the community has been achieved. This has enabled us to host free School Activity Days during the months of March, April and most of May.  With current budget cuts, funding for outdoor education is often limited if not unavailable.  The result of this is depriving children of the opportunity to connect with nature in a very special structured way, achieving success and consequently having a positive impact on not only the child but his/her family but ultimately the community in which we live.  During this year alone nearly 800 children enjoyed the free outdoor activities on offer.  The sessions were offered to local schools, brownies, scouts and preschools at no cost to the organisations.  These sessions included: Forest School; Pond dipping; Fire making; Outdoor cooking; Team building games and challenges; Animal care; Vegetable gardening; Connecting with nature; Environmental studies etc. These provide for social and life skills development in a relaxing beautiful environment from which both learners and staff have been found to benefit greatly.

If you feel that your school or organisation might benefit from our GIVING BACK SCHEME please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are always happy to help as much as we possibly can.  Our GIVING BACK is only possible due to the tremendous support we have received not only from the National Trust but the local community we are fortunate enough to live in.


East Soar Farm is now part of the Higher Countryside Stewardship scheme and as such we are allowed to host free school trips in 2024. There is no charge to the visiting school, we are sponsored by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs and are hosting these trips with the support of The National Trust.

- We are offering day visits from 9:30- 2pm in March and April
- the visit will be centered around environmental farming and how this positively impacts our countryside

We only have limited availability but would love to support our local schools with these free education days.