School Day Visits

Explore the 'natural curriculum' at Bore Place!

Our schools' day visit programme has been designed around our whole-site project - Bore Place: We Are Nature. This is an ambitious, ongoing conservation scheme aiming to restore habitats and champion nature, and we need your help to do it!

What does a day at Bore Place look like?

No two days are the same at Bore Place. The format of your day will depend on the season, as well as the age of the group, with activities tailored to each Key Stage. 

Most days will begin with a tour of our organic dairy farm, which is at the heart of what we do. We will then widen our focus by exploring farmland habitats, and the wildlife that lives there. Your school will have the opportunity to take part in surveying or practical conservation projects that will directly contribute to our understanding of our meadows, woodlands, ponds, orchard, rivers, hedgerows, grasslands or soils. Learn about species such as farmland birds, great crested newts, reptiles, bats, dormice and earthworms.

We aim to inspire young people with a love of the natural world, educate them about food production and regenerative farming, and involve them in taking care of our world for future generations.

If you are looking to cover a specific topic or curriculum area please let us know. We are best placed to help you with science (plant and animal biology), cooking and nutrition (where food comes from and seasonality) and geography (human impact on landscapes).

Most programmes are suitable or adaptable for wheelchair users and visitors with limited mobility. Teachers are welcome for pre-visits and risk assessments are provided at the time of booking. There is no VAT on day visits and no charge for accompanying adults.

Contact education@boreplace.org or 01732 463255 to make an enquiry or booking, and join our mailing list here.

Please click here for our School Day Visits Handbook which includes Policies, Procedures and Risk Assessments.

Need help with costs or transport?

Bore Place is committed to being an affordable educational venue. We offer a subsidised rate for small class state schools and classes with a high number of children receiving pupil premium.

Buses4U, a not-for-profit charity run by East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership, offers very competitive prices to schools in a number of areas.

Early Years and KS1 - Farm Explorers

Farm Explorers New

Our Farm Explorers programme uses stories, exploration and play to inspire children with a love of the natural world. 

£305 class of up to 30
£257 class of up to 20 for state funded schools or classes with high pupil premium

Please click below to see a sample programme.

Nature Champions New

Our nature champions delve more deeply into the relationship between farming and nature. We aim to inspire young people with a love of the natural world, educate them about food production and regenerative farming, and involve them in taking care of our world for future generations.

£305 class of up to 30
£257 class of up to 20 for state funded schools or classes with high pupil premium

Please click below to see a sample programme.

 

Key Stage 3 - Citizen Scientists

Citizen Scientists New

Our Citizen Scientists are encouraged to think critically about the relationship between food production and the environment. Students will get involved in a surveying or practical conservation task, depending on the seasonal timing of their visit. 

£305 class of up to 30
£257 class of up to 20 for state funded schools or classes with high pupil premium

Please click below to see a sample programme.

How to find us

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AR. 

Download directions by rail and road here

By train: National Rail Enquiries

Nearest mainline stations: Sevenoaks or Tonbridge. Our Nearest Station is Penshurst, with frequent connections to Tonbridge and Redhill. Hildenborough and Hever stations are also about five miles away and relatively flat and comfortable to cycle to - both have direct services to London. 

By air: London Gatwick is the nearest airport (approx. 22 miles / 45 minutes by car)

Ample car and coach parking on site.

We also have two electric car charging points (1 x 220V 13 Amp & 1 x 7kW Type 2) available to use on site. 

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