Farm Visits

News Letters: Summer 2014Autumn+Winter 2014Autumn 2016

Hello, I’m James, Andy and Margaret’s eldest son. You can contact me on 07875 626590 or james@broughtongrounds.co.uk We are a mixed farm and there is always something interesting going on! Whether you’re watching lambs and calves being born, picking potatoes, sorting sheep for market, collecting eggs, milling wheat, identifying wild flowers on Spring Bank or admiring kingfishers and barn owls by the Sor brook, there is much to enjoy in every season.

We’d be very pleased to welcome any group of visitors to the farm, from school children to care home residents. We’d gladly work with you to make sure the visit met your group’s needs and interests. We are especially keen to develop activities for regular visitors with physical or sensory impairments.  We have recently converted a stable into a meeting room with an accessible toilet, together with a concrete path for wheelchair users.

Between 2009 and 2013 I worked for a farming charity, Linking Environment And Farming, managing a national project called ‘Let Nature Feed Your Senses’. Broughton Grounds was one of the farms taking part, and you can watch a video shot on the farm here. A BBC South report about the farm is also available here.

You can also find out more about care farming, the therapeutic use of farming practices, here. I recently worked with a University academic to collate evidence of care farming’s impact on well-being, and would gladly discuss the benefits of farm visits with you.