New Barn field centre,

New Barn Field Centre is a residential & day field study centre. Set in the middle of its own nature reserve overlooking some of Dorset’s most glorious downland it gives it’s visitors young and old a real sense of the past and the possible future to come.

We have excellent accommodation for groups staying in our tastefully converted 18th century farmstead. The accommodation ranges from quaint cottages to an old threshing barn. The new ‘Betty’s Lodge’ has full disabled access & facilities, wet room, lounge and all bedrooms are en-suite.

We generally focus on KS2 groups but can accommodate any group by arrangement.

Every group has it’s own individual programme designed to fit the groups theme, requirements and budget!


Day groups visit New Barn to experience its famous ‘Living History’ days or one of our other fabulous themed half or full days.


We have; our own coppice for woodland skills & games, and the very popular shelter building. Nature ponds for studies including dipping! Permacultre, forest garden and alternative energy areas. Acres of wild flowers to keep our honey bees happy! A variety of friendly farm animals including pigs and goats. Working traditional Pottery & Bygones exhibitions.

But most importantly we have the ‘Coffee Shop’ where we feed everybody!


We open our doors to the general public for some special events at various times throughout the year. Please check our ‘public opening’ page for more details of dates and happenings.


Please look through our web site and contact us for any further information.  Thank you.

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