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Farmlink at Mercer Farming

We run on-farm educational tours primarily for primary schools, with some access for secondary schools. We also go into schools in the winter months. We inspire children to learn about farming, food production, environment, solar energy and conservation whilst also learning some of their key curriculum. We have a big woodland with trails, livestock, arable fields, covered teaching and lunch areas, toilets and each group is driven up on the trailer to the dedicated site away from the busy farmyard. We have been running the project for five years and see nearly 5000 children a year. We can tailor our tours and talks to current school topics or learning. Please do enquire for more details.


Mercer Farming, Blakenhall Park
Bar Lane
DE13 8AN

Contact Details

Main contact:
Julia Hughes


  • Coach parking
  • Covered space
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets

Woodland with trails. Pond for pond dipping. Livestock. Covered lunch area. Covered teaching area. Trailer ride to and from the fenced-off site away from busy farmyard. Day run from 10am to 2pm.

Delivery Items

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


Currently a free day for all schools including the cost of transport. Donations can be made.

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