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ABOUT

Strickley Farm

Old Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria

 

History

The Robinson Family have lived and farmed Dairy Shorthorn Cattle here at Strickley Farm since 1875 and became fully Organic in 2006.

Over those years we have tried to strengthen our milk production whilst also trying to support wildlife.

Health and Safety

James and Michelle Robinson are both DBS checked and Risk Assessments tailored to your visit will be given to you prior to the visit.

Stewardship Schemes

Since 2010 the farm has been in a Natural England Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, which supports conservation and encourages school visits.  Therefore we are able to offer educational visits free of charge you will just need to fill in a short evaluation form after your visit. Evaluation form 

What you will not find at Strickley

Our farm is a working dairy farm and so you will not find a petting zoo, play area or souvenir shop!

Facilities

  • Purpose built Classroom with small kitchen and toilet facilities.

  • Purpose built toilet block and hand wash facility next to the Car Park.

  • People carrier trailer with seat belts and a wheelchair ramp

  • Picnic Area by pond

  • Pond dipping platform

  • A few spare wellies and coats

  • First Aid Kit

 

Types of Visit - more information on visits and bookings page

There are a range of visits that you can do at Strickley. We are an Organic Dairy Farm so we can do visits linked to food, farming, animal welfare and we are lucky enough to have streams, a beautiful bluebell wood and very large pond with dipping platform.

  • Stick Man - Autumn Woodland

  • Dairy Products – Balanced Diet

  • Easter Visit -  Based on the book ‘The Cow that Laid an Egg’

  • Nature Pirates

  • Nature Orienteering

  • Pond Dipping – adapted to suit different age groups

  • Wildflower Study – comparing meadows, woodland and pond

  • Painting in the Bluebell Wood

  • Animal Homes/Habitats

  • Adaptation

  • Minibeasts

  • Owl studies - Looking at different types of owl boxes, finding and studying owl pellets to discover diet. Outreach session - this has a charge

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