Countryside Education Trust

The Inspirational and Sustainable Treehouse
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The Trust was founded in 1975 with the aim of helping adults and children to understand and care for the countryside.
We have grown into an organisation running a residential centre, a farm and horticultural garden, a field studies centre and a broad community programme.

Come for the day or evening or come and stay. We will be delighted to welcome you

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Agricultural site

Opening hours

For Hire; every day of the year
Office; Monday to Friday 9.00-17.30

Closed: Christmas and New Year

Admission charges

For activities and hire. Please contact us for details.

Additional info

The Trust operates from two sites in Beaulieu. The Out of Town Centre, which has our educational farm and garden attached and is our residential facility. Some day activities (farm and garden) take place here.
Most day activities take place at the inspirational new Treehouse Study Centre and its surrounding semi-natural ancient woodland.
We also have access to the Beaulieu Estate and to the New Forest National Park.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.


National Curriculum and Community programmes

Countryside Education Trust
Out of Town Centre
Palace Lane
SO42 7YG




01590 612401


01590 612405

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.