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"We all learnt a great deal about Farming - it helped the children to understand the idea of Farming more. A real hands on experience!"

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John Simonds Trust

The John Simonds Trust welcomes people to Rushall Farm, and teaches about the countryside. The educational charity was set up over 25 years ago to enable people to enjoy the countryside at Rushall Farm, and to learn about farming.

Our Safeguarding Policy and Privacy Policy can be downloaded below

The John Simonds Trust Safeguarding Policy

The John Simonds Trust Privacy Policy 2019


Important Information about Rushall Farm

The John Simonds Trust operates from Rushall manor Farm where the Black Barn is located

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Education in the Countryside

Getting out of the school or the town to learn is a rare treat, bringing both children and adults closer to the natural world and the p ...

Weddings, Parties and Fundraising Events

The Black Barn at Rushall Manor is a unique venue for local people to have their wedding reception.
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    Nature Walks

    Rushall Manor Farm has a small car park and toilets, enabling walkers to park and enjoy the local countryside.

    Staff & Structures

    Farm and Trust staff work together to ensure your event or visit will be enjoyable and safe, and provide happy, interesting memories.

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    Charity Credentials

    The John Simonds Trust is an educational charity. We were registered with the Charity Commission on 29th April, 1986 (number 294363) fo ...

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    John Simonds Trust Report

    John Simonds died as a nineteen-year-old in 1983 and the Trust was set up in his memory. Initially a dream arising out of tragic circumstances, the Trust is now established at Rushall Farm and recognised nationally…………

    News from Rushall Organic Farm

    If you would like to be kept up to date about events and opportunities at the farm, just fill your details in below. We send email newsletters several…