Countryside Education Trust - Feed Our Farmyard

by Countryside Education Trust in Beaulieu, England, United Kingdom

Total raised £7,370

raised so far

+ est. £1006.00 Gift Aid



Due to COVID-19 we are without our usual visitors and public events. We need help to feed our animals and look after our farm and woodland.

by Countryside Education Trust in Beaulieu, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 28th July 2020 we'd raised £7,250 with 103 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

We run our farm and ancient woodlands in an environmentally sensitive way, with a real focus on rare farmyard breeds and wildlife species developed over decades.   We teach our visitors about farming, introduce them to nature and feed them home-produced food. Most importantly, we help them experience the joy of the outdoors!  We are inventing new ways of doing this remotely until we can welcome people safely,  while we continue to care for our animals and wildlife habitats.  Please help us to continue our important work making the countryside for everyone. 

Thank you so much for watching our video.   As a small charity these are truly challenging times.  At the moment, we can’t pay our own way - fundraising events, residential school visits, weddings, outdoor playgroups and rural skills courses are sadly all on hold.


Even though lockdown measures are easing, we won’t be able to fully re-open for many months.  But we do need to carry on caring for our animals and our wonderful wildlife habitats in the meantime. 

Please help by buying one of our amazing rewards.  There is something for everyone, and you will gain an insight into our brilliant work in the countryside with people of all ages and all backgrounds.

Or if you would prefer, a donation would be wonderful!  Truly, thank you for your help – every penny counts and we promise to use your money wisely. 


£8 will feed our geese Archie & Ada and their 3 goslings or £15 will support our goats Florence, Milly, Molly & Sweatpea for a week;  £25 would buy some much needed loppers to use in the conservation of our woodland, or £100 would purchase all the seed that we need for our educational garden for a  year.

What people say about our work:

‘My favourite thing was mucking out the pigs – it was smelly but fun!’  (School residential visitor)

‘We had a gorgeous walk through the woods with our grandchildren.  Thank you! (Tremendous Tree Trail visitors)

‘I love volunteering on the farm.  I have made friends, and learned lots.’ (Volunteer)

‘It was a joy to bring our elderly residents to the farm. They loved seeing the animals and being involved in milking the goat’ (Care home worker)

‘We can’t wait to pick up our Owls’ Garden harvest.  Lots of excitement here! (Owls Club Mum)



This project offered rewards

£15 or more

Barbeque pack of 30 sausages from the farm

Planing a big barbecue in the summer? Pledge £15 today and we'll reward you with a bumper pack of delicious sausages from our farm. The sausages come pre-frozen and are therefore only suitable for collection. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£5 or more

£5 Donation

Spare us £5.00 or more to help us get through this crisis.

£5 or more

Countryside Education Trust supporters badge

Pledge £5 today and we'll reward you with a badge featuring the Countryside Education Trust logo, so you can show your support for the Trust wherever you go. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£20 or more

Countryside Education Trust supporters t-shirt

For a pledge of £20 show your support by wearing one of our stylish branded t-shirts. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£60 or more

Group Archery Lesson

For £60 we will reward you and up to 5 of your friends or family with an hour of tuition from one of our Archery GB qualified instructors. This reward is suitable for complete beginners or those wanting to improve their skills. Minimum age 5 years old. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£100 or more

Exclusive use of the woods for an afternoon

For a pledge of £100 we will reward you with exclusive access to our private 40 acre woodland. This reward is available for up to 12 people from a maximum of 2 households. The use of one of the Treehouse classrooms will be included. Bring a picnic, go for a walk or just enjoy the seclusion of this beautiful environment. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£400 or more

Short break in the Home Farm residential centre

For a pledge of £400 we will reward you with a self catered stay for up to 12 people in the Home Farm residential centre for 2 nights. This reward is available for guest from a max of 2 households in line with current government guidelines. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£500 or more

1 week stay in our holiday cottage on the farm

1 week stay for up to 4 people in our newly renovated self-catered farm cottage, in Beaulieu in the New Forest. This reward includes 1 session of farm animal feeding. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

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