Educational Visits



Here at Julians we have 2 very special sites. 

Firstly, we have an English Heritage scheduled ancient monument. Our Longbarrow dates back to Neolithic times, 2500BC.

Secondly, we have our Culm grassland. This habitat is rarer than the Rainforest!

Our Culm covers several different areas of the farm, including on the banks of the River Torridge, in woodland areas and a section at the bottom of an arable field.

This particular section is also being designated a County Wildlife Site by Devon Wildlife Trust.


It is in the farmhouse where the toilets and hand washing facilities can be found.

There is also a small room next to Pigs Court where hand washing can also be done. Hot and Cold water and towels are available. It is here that a footbath of disinfectant will be placed for walking through when everyone first arrives on farm and just before leaving. Disinfectant is a Defra approved iodine based solution.


In the first instance, please either telephone or email us, 01409 241374 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Visits are free but you will need to organise and pay for any transport. I will send you a confirmation letter once a date has been agreed, together with a copy of the Teachers Pack, Risk Assessments and Topics.

How To Get Here

Grid reference: SS 36405 14482

From Holsworthy, follow the A388 to Bideford. After approx. 5 miles, you will enter Milton Damarel.  At the cross roads (Venn Green), turn left signed West Putford, Bradworthy, Abbots Bickington. Follow all the signs for West Putford and Bradworthy until they split (at Sanders Cross). Follow West Putford and we are the 2nd property on the right hand side. "Julians".

From Bideford direction, follow A388 to Holsworthy. When you enter Milton Damarel, turn right at Venn Green and follow directions as above.

Satnav: EX22 7UY

The Visit

When you first arrive, Jenni will be there to greet you and show you to the Pigs Court Classroom.

A health and safety talk will be followed by an introduction as to the days activities.

Depending on group size, the activities may be done in 1 group or split into 2.

A typical morning could be:

Arrive at 10am.
H and S talk - 10 mins
Introduction to activities - 10 mins
Activity 1 - 40 mins
Talk time - 10 mins
Activity 2 - 40 mins
Talk time - 10 mins
Making our way back to the classroom, hand washing/toilet visits, debriefing - 30 mins
Depart 12.30pm

Snacks/lunch may be eaten in either Pigs Court Classroom or on the front lawn.

Hands must be washed prior to eating.


1. Pigs Court Classroom, which is our meeting point and a place where snacks/bags can be left but also where wet weather activities will take place.

2. Toilets - we have 2 toilets downstairs in the farmhouse.

3. Hand washing facilities - 4 sinks are available for use in the farmhouse if needed. 1 sink with hot and cold running water available outside.  Soap and towels will be provided too.

4. Please contact me if you have any children with disabilites so these can be discussed.

5. If there is an emergency, please dial 999 and give them the grid reference. The injured person and 1 other should remain in situ unless told otherwise. All other pupils and adults should make their way back to Pigs Court Classroom.


If you are unable to carry out your visit, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements.

On Arrival

There is parking available for approx. 5 cars and/or minibuses and 1 coach.

Jenni will be there to greet you all and we will start our visit in the Pigs Court Classroom. Here we will have our Health and Safety talk, any instructions, and a run down on what activities we will be doing with you.



Evaluation Form

This visit is provided free of charge.

The Farm Educational Visit evaluation form enables us to claim a payment from Natural England for your visit.  The Teacher in Charge is required to complete this form which is provided. Please take a few moments to complete it before you leave the farm. Any additional feedback is welcomed too.  Thank you.

Complaints Procedure

If you have any complaints regarding your visit please inform us so that we are able to improve our service.

You may also write to:

Environmental stewardship permissive access team
Natural England
Shaftesbury Road