Jamie’s Farm, Bath
Welcome to the farm
Hill House Farm, found just outside of Bath, was the first permanent home of Jamie’s Farm and houses the hub of our operations. Close to the home of founders Jamie and Tish Feilden, where pilot groups were initially run, we are lucky enough to enjoy fantastic relations with local farmers, organisations and other individuals.
On site, we have built up a wonderful range of livestock. All of them are nurtured by visiting young people, including our prize-winning Aberdeen Angus cows and our gorgeous Suffolk ewes lambing in January and March. Visiting schools can be caught chopping wood to feed our biomass boiler, from which all our energy comes, or picking delicious organic vegetables in our garden. In summer we make the most of our timber-framed outdoor kitchen, and children get the chance to swim in the Bye Brook river to cool off after a country walk.
Meet the team
Jamie’s Farm Bath is different to our other farms as it is also home to our HQ team. In the attic of the Welcome Barn, you will find our cosy office where the team work hard to run the operational aspects of the charity. This includes fundraising, finance, maintenance, impact and HR to support all our farms.
From those who have visited Jamie’s Farm Bath
“Being at the farm reminds me that the work I do makes a huge difference to the students lives…”
“…it is hard sometimes to see the impact of our work at school but at the farm you see change in the students so clearly and it reminds me to keep pushing for the best for each individual student because they really deserve it and it makes a difference.”
“Superb experience for young people….”
“…they were able to establish positive relationships with adults, challenge themselves, learn about healthy eating and giving them the chance feel different from eating differently and changing habits of using phones. The experience is wholesome and authentic, focused on experiential learning, and has the potential to be life changing.”
“I was able to see another side to students…”
“…I was a team member just like they were and we had to work together to complete tasks. This greatly helped us build trust and I think moving forward I will have much more of a “let’s solve this problem together” attitude to help build autonomy as well as interdependence and trust.”
Talk to us about booking a visit to a farm
Our farms are open all year around, both during school term time and in the holidays.
We welcome groups from any organisations which work with young people who may benefit from a visit to Jamie’s Farm. This includes mainstream schools, alternative provisions, special schools, local authority groups, virtual schools and charities.
Please get in touch with Dom to find out more or download our school information pack.
Stay at the farm on weekends
When we do not have groups visiting, our farmhouses and spaces are available to rent! By choosing to stay here for your family holiday or weekend away, not only would you be able to enjoy the calm of our beautiful environment but you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your money will be going towards a wonderful cause.
Available at this farm:
The Barn and Apartment: sleeps 9 | Farmhouse: sleeps 15