Could you spare a day on the farm helping primary school children learn where their food comes from?

We’re looking for volunteers in East Devon to help youngsters learn about the magical relationship between wildlife, farming and food production.


Could you spare a day on the farm helping primary school children learn where their food comes from?

The sessions form part of this year’s Kingfisher Award Scheme and take place at Dalditch Farm near Budleigh Salterton from Tuesday 21st May to Friday 24th May 2019 from 9:30am until 3pm.     

We’re looking for volunteers with a passion for the outdoors, great communication skills and, ideally, experience working with children. You’ll be asked to help run activities such as exploring where milk comes from, or discovering the importance of worms and the vital role of pollinators.

You can volunteer for just one day or all four! Training, teaching resources and lunch are provided and we can offer expenses to cover travel if required.

The Kingfisher Award Scheme was established in 1992 by the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and friends and since then, the field days and classroom projects have benefited around 12,000 Westcountry schoolchildren.

Learn more about the scheme in this short video featuring school projects and the award ceremony of the 2018 event.

If you would like to register your interest to volunteer or to find out more about what’s involved, contact our Countryside Learning Officer Kate Ponting on [email protected].

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

Do what you can to elevate your profession. It is an honourable one

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550

to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299