Whitfield Rural Education Centre A peaceful rural setting for outdoor activities

We are delighted to announce our new education base for the west of Dorset! Located just 1 mile from the centre of Dorchester, Whitfield Rural Activity Centre provides a peaceful rural setting for outdoor based activities. The site features an education block and our outdoor space includes an orchard,  large greenhouses, a small wooded area, and around 2 – 3 acres of grazing.

Students standing surrounded by trees and foliage, there is a large poly tunnel in the background

A Range of Courses

We offer our full range of courses and programmes at Whitfield with a particular focus on practical activities such as animal care, horticulture, rural and estate skills. You can find out more about our programmes via the link below.

Whitfield Rural Education Centre

Meet our Animals!

Our learners will have the opportunity to work with various different animals, learning about the importance of good animal husbandry. Our growing collection of animals includes: Pygmy goats, sheep, chickens, donkeys, guinea pigs and a peacock!

Peaceful Rural Location

a lush green section of woodland with a fence and a small shed in the background

Want to know more about SWRAC?

For more information or if you have any questions, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!