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July 2019

July 2019

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Last weekend 105 scouts and 25 leaders descended on Rushall ...


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 2018


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 ...

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Weddings, Parties and Fundraising Events

The Black Barn at Rushall Manor is a unique venue for local people to have their wedding reception. It is also an ideal place to hold y ...

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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 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

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