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June 2018

June 2018

14 Jun 2018

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John Simonds Trust

The John Simonds Trust welcomes people to Rushall Farm, and to 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 can be downloaded below

The John Simonds Trust Safeguarding Policy

Important Information about Rushall Farm

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

Bluebell Weekends 2018

Come and see the bluebells this April

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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 ...

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Family Parties and Fundraising Events

The Black Barn at Rushall Manor is a unique venue to hold your family party, barn dance, or fundraising event. We also have a number of ...

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Nature Walks

Bluebell Walks are held annually, and two local walks can be accessed from the car park at any time.

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 thirty years ago and the Trust was set up in his memory. Initially a dream arising out of tragic circumstances, the Trust is…

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…