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White Quarry Farm

White Quarry Farm

We have hosted farm visits for over 20 years, with a huge number of possible activities. We generally have a class of up to 30 primary school children. We focus on Food From Farming, with a farm walk, looking at soil, crops, machinery and in the grain store. We also have sheep, horses, and chickens to interact with. In the summer pond dipping is a favourite, as well as the orchard, kitchen garden and woodland. We have had much bigger visits, with secondary pupils and adult groups. White Quarry Farm covers just over 100 hectares of grade 2 arable land. The landscape is attractively undulating with the highest land to the north of the farm. A tributary of the Cock Beck runs through the farm. The Battle of Towton (the bloodiest fought on British soil, with 30,000 killed in 1461) was fought on the other side of the valley, and we have found artefacts from the battle in the soil.

Hedges are predominantly hawthorn and blackthorn with some field maple, hazel, dogwood and holly. Elder and sycamore have invaded many hedges. Elm is common particularly to the south west of the farm.

There is a shoot on the farm, and there are two or three coveys of wild grey partridges, as well as a large numbers of hares.

There is a large and active badger sett which is monitored by the local badger group. An excellent wildflower verge, including harebells, on the north eastern boundary, and a wildflower meadow near the classroom.


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  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access


School visits are generally free, and must be booked in advance

What we can offer

  • Conservation and site maintenance skills
  • Cooking
  • Food preparation
  • Growing crops and vegetables
  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Tailored programmes


CEVAS Accredited

This place has CEVAS accredited personnel.

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

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