Occombe Farm

Location: Paignton, Devon Postcode: TQ3 1RN

Explore a working organic farm, get close to local wildlife, sample authentic Devon food and discover new experiences on our many events and workshops. If you love food and the countryside, you'll love Occombe Farm. Traditional West country breeds graze our fields; livestock roam freely across the nature reserve; the land is farmed without pesticides and fertilisers; and fresh produce from our farm is sold and served in the Farm Shop and Café.

Occombe Farm aims to reintroduce links between where food is produced and having food on your dinner plate. At Occombe we teach children about growing your own food and cooking it! We have a fabulous Community Kitchen, in which we take produce from the garden such as carrots and show the children (and adults!) how to turn them in to carrot cookies, (one of many examples). We still have an emphasis on the environment, and our nature activities are still very popular. These include searching for minibeasts in our woods, ponds and meadows as well as our woodland and nature trail challenges. Our new wartime activities help children to understand what it might have been like during the war, working in the garden, looking after the animals and helping in the kitchen.

T: 01803 520 022
E: julian@countryside-trust.org.uk
W: www.occombe.org.uk

Farm features

 Vegetables ✓  Livestock ✓  Hedgerows ✓
 Orchard / fruit ✓  Dairy  Pond ✓
 Arable  Wildflower Meadow ✓  River


 Toilets ✓  Coach parking ✓  Indoor space ✓
 Hand-washing facilities ✓  Disabled toilet ✓  Wheelchair access ✓
 Car parking ✓    

Farm charges

 Standard group charge   Charge per pupil ✓  Minimum charge ✓
 No charge    

Suitability of visit

 Pre-school ✓  Secondary ✓  Individual ✓
 Primary ✓  Special ✓  Care farm 

Further information

 Risk assessment ✓  CEVAS trained farmer   Teachers' information pack ✓
 Farm facts leaflet   LOTC Quality Badge ✓  Public Liability Insurance ✓

The Food for Life Partnership is a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. Together we are revolutionising school meals, reconnecting children and young people with where their food comes from, and inspiring families to grow and cook food.

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