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The Countryside and Education Page
After the Trail!
Church Farm Trails
Situated just north of Scunthorpe, this area of hillside grassland had open access to walkers
and has good views looking towards the town over farmland, the River Trent, industry and villages.
The hillside limestone grassland is part of the Higher Level Environment Scheme designed to increase the diversity of flora and fauna of the site. Click here to go to the Natural England website to view access for walkers around
Church Farm, Flixborough.
"Excellent facilities and food – great to be able to go for a walk around the farm after our meeting." (RSPB)
Think Food & Farming
e at ‘Church Farm’ are keen to encourage opportunities for school and other groups to experience the countryside, allowing them to learn more about their local environment, where their food comes from and how it is produced. This ‘Educational Access’ is supported by the farm’s participation in the Higher Level Environmental Scheme.


In order that visiting groups gain the most from the time spent with us, we have undertaken accreditation training for the ‘Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS).  This is administered by FACE (Farming and Countryside Education)’

Client contact
We have attracted interest from a diverse range of businessess and organisations. Whatever your requirements, we will endeavour to meet and exceed your expectations.
A peaceful break
We are blessed with a variety of clients!

Meet the Green Family
The Fenestra Centre is situated on Church Farm, which has been farmed by the Green family since 1960.
Meet the Greens!
From left to right: Andrew, Rosie, Derek, Eleanor, Marion (1929 – 2014), Benedict and, last but not least, Lucy!
The Fenestra Centre is a stimulating and inspiring environment in which to learn about and at the same time enjoy the countryside and its environment.
Training Team work
A training exercise, no children or animals were hurt during this demonstration! Teamwork, the key to successful bonding is... Victoria sponge cake and a cup of tea!!
Church Farm lies just to the north of Scunthorpe, on the limestone escarpment of the ‘Lincoln Edge’.  The farm covers 105 acres and is a combination of arable fields, hedges, margins, grassland and woodland. It is also home to an equestrian yard and a composting enterprise which re-cycles organic wastes back to land.
North Lincs Equestrian

Higher Level Environmental Scheme:
The farm has been involved with Countryside Stewardship since 1998. This year we have applied for and been successful in our application to the Higher Level Environment Scheme. The scheme has three major elements;
Enhanced access opportunities: In addition to the network of footpaths, there is ‘open access’ on the hillside grassland, which has good views over the ‘Trent Valley’, along with ‘Educational Access’ for pre-arranged group visits.
Environment: The scheme enhances and encourages the existing, flora, fauna and environmental features.
Archaeology:  The site is of such significant archaeological significance that part of the farm has been designated a ‘Scheduled Ancient Monument’ Click here for more details.

We are keen to host school or other group visits.  The Fenestra Centre with its full range of facilities is an ideal resource to compliment and extend the experience of your visit to
Normanby Hall, with its farming museum. Click for more
details about Normanby Hall.

‘Atkinson’s Warren’ and the areas extensive walking opportunities are all close at hand, providing additional opportunities for visitors.
Why not join the ‘Walking the Way to Health’ group when they next visit Church Farm? Click to view details of the route.

The RSPB team take time out to enjoy the view and a relaxing stroll.
"Thank you very much – good facilities (very good light and airy conference room!) and all catering to a high standard plus an enjoyable walk around the farm to finish the day."   (RSPB)

We participated in the ‘Year of Food and Farming’ and are keen to continue to host group visits.  Please contact Andrew to arrange a visit
Education beyond the classroom — A superb learning environment