Brogdale Farm, in Faversham, Kent, is home to the National Fruit Collection,
which is made up of over 4000 different varieties of apples, pears, cherries, quince, plums, hazelnuts and cobnuts and a variety of soft fruits.
We work with schools and education institutions, offering four modules carefully tailored to the Key Stage 1 & 2 curriculum,
giving children a fun and interactive day with practical demonstrations and experiences.
The farm, orchards, weather station and nature areas offer interactive environments
to understand how fruit is grown and how both climate and insects play their part.
Links to areas of the Curriculum Key
Art & Design (A)
Module 1 :
Science (S, G, E)
A whole day discovering the National Fruit Collection and the wildlife it supports. The day will encompass hands on learning, discussions and interactive learning activities and can be enjoyed all year round.
Plant growth – Seeds – Pollination
Lifecycles and food chains
Evolution (Yr 6)
Measurements, Maps and Maths (S,T,E,M,G)
A whole day exploring the National Fruit collection using a mixture of maths and geography based knowledge. The day will encompass hands on learning, discussions and interactive learning activities and can be enjoyed all year round.
Geography of the Orchards
Nutritional content of Foods
Fruit and Harvest (S, E, G,M)
A whole day discovering the National Fruit Collection during harvest time (Sept-Nov). The day will encompass hands on learning, discussions and interactive learning activities.
Fruit tasting from the collection
The fruit farming process
Nutritional content of foods
Winter (S, A, E, H)
Discover Brogdale during the winter (Dec-Feb). Investigate why the winter is important for fruit and engage in activities to learn about the seasons. Explore the Orchards using your senses and look for signs of winter wildlife. Get involved with a history of English Orchards workshop and get creative with arts and crafts.
Arts and Crafts
Animal Tracks and Signs
History of English Orchards and fruit farming
Evolution (S, E, A, M, G)
Discover the importance of evolution and adaptation in the National fruit collection. Find out why there are over 2200 varieties of apple here amongst the 4000 varieties of fruit. How these have evolved with pollinators and take a closer look scientifically at the fruit.
Evolution of fruit
Evolution of plant reproduction
The future of fruit
Come Cooking (S, T, E, A, M)
Spend a morning exploring our 150 acres of Orchard and learning how fruit is grown and the benefits of healthy eating.
In the afternoon learn how to cook with fresh produce and fruit.
Nutrition & Diet
Activities vary within the module content depending on the age group booked and what the group is learning at school
Timings & Facilities
10am – 2.30pm typically (flexible)
Free Coach & Car Parking
Shops & Restaurant
Outdoor Picnic Area
Indoor Group Space & Lunch Area
Disabled and Limited Mobility Access
Module Days – £5.50 per pupil (20+)
Minimum class size is 20 for £5.50 per head
Any number between 10 – 20 is £8.00 per head
Tailored Days – Price on application
Use of Tractor Trailer – £50.00
(additional fixed fee for the day)
Miniature Railway – £1.00 per head (Additional fee) (pre-booking essential)
Billie Rice – Education Officer
T: 01795 536250
A: Education at Brogdale Collections
Brogdale Collections is a registered charity
Charity Number 1135678