Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme

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What is the CEVAS?

The CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme) ensures farmers are well-prepared to offer safe and educational farm visits. The scheme equips farmers with the necessary skills to effectively integrate food and farming into educational activities, catering to school curriculums and providing engaging experiences for visitors.

What is the focus of the CEVAS?

CEVAS is very much geared towards the visits of school children to farms and as such, the accreditation is recognised by insurers, schools, and local authorities as a standard of excellence, making CEVAS-accredited farms ideal destinations for those looking to visit farms with educational and safe animal interactions.

What Does CEVAS Training Involve?

The CEVAS offers specialised training that enhances the quality of farm visits, focusing on educational and therapeutic outcomes. These training programs are designed to cater to two main types of visits: one aimed at school groups with educational goals and another geared towards visitors seeking therapeutic benefits, such as care farming. Both training routes include comprehensive units that cover essential aspects of hosting visitors, with a shared focus on safety and risk assessment.

How do I know which farms are CEVAS certified?

The badge for CEVAS accreditation

All farms featured on Tree Hub with CEVAS accreditation prominently display their certification badge on their profiles. Simply look for the CEVAS logo to identify them.

For a more focused search, we’ve compiled a convenient list of CEVAS-accredited farms. If ensuring your visit is to a farm with this educational and safety standard matters to you, explore our dedicated page for CEVAS-certified farms here.

Should I be worried if a farm is not part of the CEVAS?

Not having CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme) accreditation doesn’t automatically imply that a farm is not worth visiting. The accreditation is a mark of specific educational and safety commitments, especially in facilitating school visits and ensuring a certain level of interaction with the farm environment and animals. However, many farms operate with high standards of visitor experience and animal welfare, even if they haven’t undergone the CEVAS accreditation process.

Author: Edwyn

Hi there! My name is Edwyn and I run the website. I was inspired to create this website when I noticed that a directory of UK farms didn't already exist. I wanted the visitors to my site to be able to find the farms that fit their specific needs such as finding their favourite animal, playing on bouncy pillows, watching educational shows or understanding the average visit time. My team and I have spent hours trawling through reviews, social media posts and farm websites themselves to bring you all the farm information you could ever want, in one easy to use website.