Preserving and improving Firs Farm for the benefit of present and future generations
Love your green space
Registered Charity 1177069
Love your green space

Preserving and improving Firs Farm for the benefit of present and future generations


Schools and youth groups are regular visitors to Firs Farm; which provides outdoor learning opportunities for children from early years to sixth form.

At Firs Farm pupils can explore a variety of ecosystems; and learn about urban wetlands & the water cycle; woodlands & wildlife habitats and their importance in addressing environmental change.

Our Community Hub is now open, with toilets, a cafe and classroom space for your pupils. The Hub has a Changing Places toilet so we can accommodate pupils with complex disabilities.

Outdoor learning at Firs Farm will be led by your educational staff, with our education coordinators able to help in the planning and facilitation of your visit.

To arrange a visit please email

Pond dipping is fun, your pupils can enjoy finding out about the diverse range of fish and invertebrates sustained by the wetlands ponds. The Friends provide nets and other equipment to reduce the risks of cross-contamination.

Older pupils and universities use Firs Farm as a resource for a wide range of more complex investigations.

The Friends welcome youth groups including young people working towards Duke of Edinburgh & other awards to undertake projects and Firs Farm.

Here is what a science teacher from nearby Winchmore School has to say:

“Thank you for the amazing school trip that you made possible for our students this week. It was a wonderful experience for all involved and the students had an absolute blast. For some of them, it was the first time they had been on a trip since before Covid, so it was even more special.

The pond dipping experience was educational and exciting, and the students loved wading in the pond. We managed to capture some great pictures that will go in our school newsletter. The students also learned so much from the history lesson that you gave about the wetlands and how it has evolved over time. Overall, it was such a fun-packed and exciting morning for the kids, and we cannot thank you enough. Your expertise and knowledge helped to make the trip an unforgettable experience. We are already looking forward to doing more collaborative work with you in the future.

The students were buzzing with excitement when they returned to school, and now all the children want to come to the wetland. We are planning to create a classroom display devoted to the wetlands, and we will use it as a tool to continue the learning experience for our students. Thank you once again for all your hard work and dedication. You truly made a difference in the lives of our students”.

We love it when schools send us photos of work inspired by Firs Farm!