Stowford Manor Farm

Education at Stowford Manor Farm

Anna Bryant is a fully qualified secondary school science teacher who has returned home to her family farm to work alongside her parents Philip and Catherine Bryant. Catherine Bryant has vast experience in early years having run 2 children's nurseries in Trowbridge for the last 30 years. 

Since returning to the farm, Anna is keen to use the farm as a resource to educate and inspire young people.

Free Educational Farm Tours!!!

We have funding for a limited number of educational trips as part of our higher tier countryside stewardship. To be eligible for one of these trips you must be an educational establishment with students up to the age of 16. There is some flexibility on the trip but most choose to come for the morning. They arrive at 9am so they can do the milking and feed the animals. There is a tour and ride on a hay cart. The trip usually finishes with a picnic beside the river and paddling. 

If you are interested in bringing a group on one of these trips please contact

Farm School on a Thursday and Friday

9am - 3pm - Join us for a day or two on the farm!

This is a day typically for students who are either home-schooled or for students who seek 1 or 2 days a week out of a mainstream school setting. 


To reconnect with the countryside and where food comes from

To empower young people to be able to make informed choices in food

To promote physical and mental wellbeing through physical work in the natural world

To experience the world of work

To offer a rich environment for students to develop skills and understand the world in context

To provide the opportunity to feel a sense of belonging in nature


Typical Day

9-10.30 -Feeding pigs, chickens, sheep, bedding up and milking cows

10.30 -Snack break

10.45 – 12.30 -Seasonal farming job - includes tree planting, scrub clearing, apple juice making, conserves, veg planting, animal work, animal and plant surveys....

12.30 - 1 -lunch and journal

1 – 2 – Play/learning - to include river, wood, sport on field

2 -3 – Relax and reflect, journal of day – challenges of day – group discussion and time for 1-on-1 chat

Second day 

9 - 10.30 - Using literacy and numeracy in the farming context

10.30 snack

10.45 - 12.30 - Consolidation and science project learning in farm context 

12.30 - lunch 

1- 2 play/learning 

2 -3 relax and reflect



Students must have wellies and waterproofs (coat and trousers)

They must arrive with warm clothes including a hat and work gloves

Some days they will be asked to bring tools if you have them

A change of clothes must be stored on site in case they get wet

A packed lunch and drink must be provided with something for morning snack



   Email us for more information or to book.