Magdalen Farm, Chard, Somerset for Youth and Schools

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Outdoor Centres
Large school and youth group residential centre sleeping up to 36, on a working farm near the Jurassic Coast

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Magdalen Farm, Chard, Somerset, sleeps 10-36 in 8 bedrooms.

The Magdalen working farm with its diverse landscape, hand-reared animals and purpose-built residential centre provides the perfect environment to connect with nature and learn from sustainable living.

We offer day-trips and residential programmes for all age groups including care farming experiences for children and adults with learning disabilities and/or challenging social backgrounds. And every aspect is delivered with expertise by a team who love what they do.

Whether you would like to visit us on a self-catered or full-catered basis we can tailor your trip to suit your needs and can include an number of activities out and about on the farm. These can include:

* Learning to be a farmer, meeting our animals & touring the farm.
* Looking at how fruit and vegetables grow.
* Surviving in the Woods making camps & den.
* Eco-cooking - making pizzas in our cob ovens.
* Team building challenges
* Low ropes course challenges


Centre: fully equipped commercial kitchen with 8 burner gas hob and 2 large ovens. Commercial dishwasher and hot water urn. Farmhouse: well equipped.
Centre: open plan dining room, spacious area for eating and relaxing, leads directly to courtyard with a cob oven. Farmhouse: table in kitchen.
There are several sofas and games available in both properties.
Free WiFi. Mobile phone reception can be received in certain parts of the farm.
Space for games and a wooden play area are available in the campfield.
Centrally heated to provide a warm environment. Wood fires in Farmhouse sitting room and kitchen (Rayburn). Open fires in designated area are welcome.
Centre: 8 adult sized bunk rooms with shared toilet and showroom facilities. Farmhouse: 6 bunk rooms Rooms are available subject to your group size
We advise you to bring your own bedding and towels however these can be provided upon request FOC
Shared shower facilities in Centre. Farmhouse has bath and showers, one shower DOC M compliant for less mobile guests.
Centre: changing place toilet facility, purpose built wheelchair friendly paths to access farm. Farmhouse: D MOC shower.
Children (accommpanied by adults) are welcome to tour the farm. There is a wooden play area in the playfield that is shared with both properties.
Playfield attached to the centre offers the opportunity to sit around an outdoor fire to share stories and songs. Mature gardens, courtyard, seating.
Nearest pool is located in Crewkerne - 4 miles away.
There are 2 large designated parking areas with disabled parking close to the main centre.
Smoking/Vaping is not permitted in any building but designated smoking areas are available.
Sorry with animals on the farm we are unable to accept pets.


Signposted off B3162 between Drimpton and Winsham, near the B3165 between Crewkerne and Lyme Regis.
Crewkerne - 6 miles, Chard - 6 miles,
The nearest small shop/post office is located in Winsham, 1.5 miles from the centre.
The Squirrel Inn is located less than 1 mile from the main centre.

Booking Information

Minimum 2 night stay (3 nights at Bank holidays, Easter, Christmas and New Year)
£35 per person per night - Centre minimum 20 maximum 36; Farmhouse minimum 10 maximum 17
Contact us for a full quote.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Magdalen Farm
TA20 4PA
United Kingdom
Crewkerne Station - London Waterloo Line - 15 minutes taxi ride to the centre.
Between Chard and Crewkerne No96 bus stops at the end of the drive.
Exeter Airport.

Rental Rates

Self-catering bookings start at minimum booking 25 people, from £24.00 per person per night. Catered options quoted as per your requirements.

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Magdalen Farm, Chard, Somerset

Lisa Herbert

Joined us: 2010
+44 (0)1460 30144
Magdalen Farm
TA20 4PA
United Kingdom