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Birkheads Wild Community Interest Company

Birkheads Wild Community Interest Company

Birkheads Wild is a place for free range humans. We have a 2 acre meadow surrounded by mature trees on our almost-wild off-grid site in rural Gateshead which includes; a community garden, goats and hens, a parachute covered campfire area, award winning composting toilet, a Yurt and a pond. We deliver bushcraft and Forest School to young people of all ages and have a 28 day camping licence for overnight stays.


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  • Car parking
  • Covered space
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Yurt Parachute covered campfire area Covered seating area Award Winning Composting Toilet Wheelchair accessible path to Yurt Pond, goats , hens and Community Garden


Our pricing varies depending on the needs of the individual and the type of provision however the average cost is £100 per person per day or £200 for groups of up to 4 people.

What we can offer

  • Bushcraft
  • Conservation and site maintenance skills
  • Cooking
  • Forest Schools
  • Growing crops and vegetables
  • Indoor crafts
  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Small animal care (e.g. grooming, feeding, handling etc.)
  • Tailored programmes
  • Working with livestock (e.g. feeding, milking, egg collecting, daily maintenance, grooming (where appropriate))

Guided Walks in the local area Overnight camping School trips Space for 1:1 sessions, therapy and counselling (the Yurt)

Care Farms / Green Care Services

Related services:

  • Alternative provision
  • Qualifications
  • Skills provision
  • Care farming or green care services for SEND
  • Care farming or green care as part of Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • One to one support
  • Holiday provision
  • Family group provision

Other related services:

we have a 28 day camping licence so overnight camping either in tents or in our Yurt is available.

Care Farm

Are you a teacher and know a child with SEND? They could benefit from accessing a Care Farm.

Care Farms provide supervised, structured educational programmes of farming related activities for young people to support those struggling in school, help those with disability, behavioural challenges and improve mental health and wellbeing.

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Other Accreditations

Social Farms & Gardens
John Muir Award Provider

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