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Educational Visits

About Brogdale

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.

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Links to areas of the Curriculum Key

Science (S)

Maths (M)

English (E)

Art & Design (A)

Geography (G)

Technology (T)


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.

Learning Objectives:

Plant growth – Seeds – Pollination
Lifecycles and food chains
Blossom (April/May)
Evolution (Yr 6)

Module 2:

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.

Learning Objectives

Map reading
Compasses use
Geography of the Orchards
The Weather
Tree growth
Nutritional content of Foods

Module 3:

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.

Learning Objectives:

Fruit tasting from the collection
The fruit farming process
Plant varieties
Plant growth
Nutritional content of foods

Module 4:

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.

Learning Objectives:
The Weather
Arts and Crafts
Sensory exploration
Animal Tracks and Signs
History of English Orchards and fruit farming

Module 5:

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.

Learning Objectives:

Evolution of fruit
Evolution of plant reproduction
Seed Dispersal
Plant Adaptations
Geographical Locations
The future of fruit

Module 6:

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.

Learning Objectives:
Plant Growth
Healthy Eating
Reading Skills
Nutrition & Diet

Activities vary within the module content depending on the age group booked and what the group is learning at school 

Printable Documents

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Timings & Facilities

10am – 2.30pm typically (flexible)

Free Coach & Car Parking
Fruit Shop
Shops & Restaurant
Outdoor Picnic Area
Indoor Group Space & Lunch Area
Disabled and Limited Mobility Access
Play Park


Module Days – £6.00 per pupil (20+)
Minimum class size is 20 for £6.000 per head
Any number between 10 – 20 is £8.50 per head
Additional adult over the required minimum – £7.50

For groups of more than 30 students please call The Brogdale Collections Education Officer to discuss your requirements before booking.

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)


Contact Details

E: education@brogdalecollections.org

T: 01795 536250

A: Education at Brogdale Collections
Brogdale Farm
Brogdale Road
ME13 8XZ

Brogdale Collections is a registered charity

Charity Number 1135678