Whitfield Rural Education Centre

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


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.

Education programmes

Meet our animals!

Leaners will have the opportunity to work with various different animals, learning about the importance of good animal husbandry. Our growing collection of animals include:

& a Peacock!

a brown and white donkey stood by a fence with a large greenhouse in the background


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

Whitfield Rural Activity Centre
Roman Road

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

Contact SWRAC