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The Countryside Education Trust

The Countryside Education Trust

The Countryside Education Trust has been running successfully for 45 years, connecting people with the countryside. Our residential centre is at Home Farm in Beaulieu. Here our guests collect their own eggs and vegetables, help the farmers with the animals, and enjoy the local countryside. We always spend some time in the woods nearby at our other base, award-winning treehouse classrooms set in 60 acres of private mixed woodland. We have fun with shelter building, archery, and pond-dipping amongst other activities, and exploring our cob cottage. As we are based on the Beaulieu Estate, many groups like to head to the National Motor Museum, the Abbey and Palace House, or we walk to Buckler's Hard, an 18th Century Shipbuilding Village, in an idyllic setting on the Beaulieu River.
Residential Centre: - The dining area, kitchen and conservatory lie at the heart of the building. Two corridors lead from this hub, each with four group rooms and two twin rooms. Group rooms comprise two sets of bunk beds, with the opportunity to add additional beds. Each wing has shared toilets and showers, and a private, wheelchair accessible toilet/shower. Our usual groups size is around 32-34 but we can cater for larger groups. The maximum number per visit is 41 children. We are happy to take half week bookings from Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday: some schools take the whole week and swap groups mid-week.
The centre is also available for weekend hire for schools, clubs, groups of friends or colleagues and families.


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

Treehouse Study Centre comprising treehouse classrooms set in private woodland. Large grass area for games.


We have a variety of different price bands during the year - and occasionally free or subsidized half weeks, so please call for details on 01590 612401 or email us on [email protected].

What we can offer

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


Other Accreditations

Our Treehouse Study Centre has an LOTC Quality Badge, ref. no. R1QB103460 Expiry Date: 30-04-2020

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