Glachbeg Croft Education Centre

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Allanglach Wood North Kessock, , Inverness, IV1 3XD:

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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

The centre is run by teachers who understand the needs of teachers and children, and is focused on educational programmes with fun as a bi product ! We can focus programmes on all ages from pre school to secondary.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Citizenship | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Personal Development-Mentoring | Outdoor Education | Ecology & Green Awareness | Environment Centres | Ecological Recycle & Waste Centres | Animal Welfare | Science | Geography | Environmental Studies | Wildlife and Nature Reserves

What we offer

Glachbeg provides day programmes for schools and other groups using a tool box of resources which include a sustainable classroom, Shetland Cattle, sheep, poultry, small mammals, woodland, ponds, garden, fruit, cheese, butter, yoghurt, ice cream making, spinning, etc etc .

Programmes range from farming topics, through environmental education in its broadest sense, to subject areas delivered through the hands on context of the croft.

We also provide placements for children and adults with additional support needs.
Not open to the public.

What is typically included?

All visits are tailor made, but will follow a format including a classroom introduction, Health and safety talk, tour, activities ( outdoor/ indoor depending on programme) picnic lunch, activities, finishing off with environmental games.

Group Sizes Catered For

Up to 30 ish !

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

All programmes are designed by discussion as we do not have a menu of choices. Information leaflet gives ideas as starting points ( see Downloads Section of website or ask).Programmes may be focused on A Curriculum for Excellence or on sustainability themes.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes. Though it may be that some other people working on the farm may not wish their photos to be taken.

Risk Assessment Details

The centre is designed around the provisions of HSE Bulletin No. 23 Avoiding ill health on open farms We risk assess our activities, but legally schools have to risk assess their own students doing them .( No centre can take that responsibility) Where possible we encourage a pre placement visit. If this is not possible information can be exchanged to support RA.

Education Officer Information

We have an experienced classroom teacher.

Pricing Information

£6 per child ( min £120 per day) Discounted to £5 per day from October to April. No charge for accompanying adults.

Clothing Requirements

Clothing suitable for the weather, old shoes/ boots.

First Aid Information

First aid is available on site.

Available Facilities

A 13 acre farm set up specifically for education day programmes.
A high quality sustainable classroom, with toilets/ showers. 
Shetland cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs ( seasonal)small mammals, growing, poly tunnel , tree nursery, pond, woodland, machinery, food processing equipment.
Green wood working, An experienced teacher, Possible overnight camping/ classroom floor ! 

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Fully accessible classroom. Activities designed to meet your needs. Access statement available.

Opening Hours & Information

Open throughout the year.


Pitched at the right level for the pupils. It would have ben good to have had more time. Thank you for a great visit . Programme fully achieved. 
P2/3 teacher Balloch Primary School.

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