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The Allerton Project

The Allerton Project is a 330 hectare, predominantly arable, farm in the village of Loddington, Leciestershire. The project team have developed a flexible curricula and a focused approach to activity days for primary school children. Visits take place in the summer term and the team have the capacity for up to 10 visits a year. Activities range from scavenger hunts to plant identification, even working on maths skills as the children learn how many packs of their breakfast cereal are made from a square meter of land growing wheat. There’s scope for a history lesson too as the children handle musket balls, coins, buttons and pottery dating back to the English Civil War, all uncovered on the farm. We also run days for secondary school children including a focussed day for those studying GCSE Geography. Days tailored to a schools specific needs can be organised.


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

We have a fantastic sustainable visitor centre which opened in 2012 and provides a great base of school visits. Facilities include an indoor class room, toilets and hand washing facilities. The building was constructed using ‘green’ materials this includes straw bale walls, sheep’s wool insulation and a car park membrane made from recycled farm plastics. In addition to the construction there is a biomass boiler using wood chippings from our own farmland, rainwater harvesting for flushing the toilets and solar panels providing electricity.


All visits are priced according to the agreed programme developed with each school. Our aim is, where possible, to deliver days that are free to the school.

What we can offer

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes
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