“A step away from the everyday”
Our visitor farm, tearoom and nature reserve are open 7 days a week, 10am to 4pm.

Remember your wellies! The ground is very wet at the moment.


Existing Volunteers

Book your next session below.


Young Volunteers

Over the years many young people have come to Murton and given their time to help.

We help young people achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award or work towards the nationally recognised Saltire Awards.  They can gain certificates to match the number of hours they volunteer with us.

Volunteers get involved in a number of tasks, helping the estate workers with animals on the farm or maintenance work around the site. There is also the opportunity to volunteer at some of our public events such as our Hot Chocolate Torch Walks.

If you are aged between 14 and 19 and interested in volunteering with us, please do get in touch. You are welcome to come along and speak to us and our other volunteers

Adult Volunteering

We facilitate adult volunteering placements through partner organisation and directly with individuals. 

If you are interested in finding our more please contact our office.

Education Programmes

School Pupils

We work with secondary schools in Angus and Dundee to provide access to work experience, vocational training,  SQA qualifications in land-based skills and personal development opportunities to pupils aged 14 and over who would most benefit.

Pupils come to Murton to learn such diverse skills as estate maintenance, animal husbandry, soft landscaping and incubation and hatchery – together with personal development and employability skills.

School Leavers

Where young people have left school, are not in further education or yet started their career, we work with Skills Development Scotland and 16+ Learning Choices to provide a work experience element for them.

Outdoor Tots

Every Thursday during Angus schools term time, we run Murton Outdoor Tots. We are encouraging tots and their guardians to play outdoors, side by side and enjoy nature regardless of the weather or time of year.

There is a morning and afternoon session, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. The children can enjoy a small snack while others arrive. Each week there is a planned activity which is followed by visiting one of the animals on the farm.

Activities may include making mud faces, water play, and playing with paint and cars. Meeting our animals could be holding and feeling our guinea pigs or bathing the tortoise. 

Please bear in mind the weather conditions. Children are happy come rain or shine, providing they are dressed appropriately for the conditions and the activity. It can often be messy play.