We are fortunate in having some very special neighbours at The Sustainability Centre.

One is local farmer George Atkinson. His family has run a 1,200-acre mixed holding, Lower Farm, since 1905. On the Farm Safari, your pupils take a ride on a tractor trailer with George and learn how he farms this area of the South Downs and cares for the local environment. Lower Farm is situated at the head of the Meon Valley in the heart of the South Downs.

Pupils ride across country with opportunities to stop and learn about the surrounding countryside. Depending on the time of year, they may see lambs and calves, and certainly sheep, cows and horses.

They will be encouraged to think about how farming affects the landscape they see around them, and to consider where their food comes from.

It is an exciting experience for children aged 8+, and uses a trailer designed for taking parties on safari under cover. The trailer can accommodate 30 pupils.

Watch our school visits video - click here.