Welcome to Dartington

We are an award-winning destination; our 1,200-acre estate home to a variety of attractions and events.

As an educational charity, we also run an exciting range of transformative learning programmes.

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What’s On

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‘Joy of Six’ Earth Talks: Series 2

Every Weds: Our popular online talks return with the theme: ‘Seizing the opportunity for radical transformation’.

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Dinner with Tara

Thu-Sun each week: Delicious takeaway evening meals from our popular café, with a different theme each week.

Joy of Six

Getting back to business!

We are delighted to report that most of our business have reopened their doors. We hope to see you at Dartington soon…

Learning at Dartington

Schumacher Postgraduate imageOur postgraduate programmes offer a range of course to transform your ideas into action. Join our learning community and network for international change-makers, creative thinkers and professionals.

For nearly 30 years, Schumacher College has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges, and offers a portfolio of innovative learning programmes to help students address the ever-changing challenges we face in the world today.


And new for 2020, Dartington Arts School draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to provide a dynamic and responsive context for contemporary study.


A student from Plymouth Universtiy works on the eco-pod at DartingtonWe offer a variety of opportunities for part-time learning, with courses ranging from a few hours, to weekly classes, to longer residential experiences.

Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of small-group, residential experiences which embrace themes of wellbeing and sustainability. Courses take place in the classroom, gardens and kitchen, and range from a weekend to three weeks.


A variety of other programmes run throughout the year, including four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening at our renowned Dartington Music Summer School & Festival, and a vibrant year-round craft programme of courses, projects and events delivered by our brilliant Craft Revolution team.


Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.

Due to the coronavirus crisis, much of our events programme (including our Barn Cinema) is taking a break. Instead, we’re running a virtual programme, which includes the first ever online editions of our long-running Earth Talks.


Learning at Dartington is mainly delivered through the courses and events we offer year-round, but a range of resources are also available online to help get a flavour of what we offer.

Schumacher College has an wide range of talks and interviews available on their YouTube channel, and you can read student essays and dissertations on their website. Our online Earth Talk series is also available in full to watch online.

You can read the latest learning-related news here, and explore the history of the estate online here.

Other resources include our Arts and Learning podcast channel, which includes playlists such as our Laser Talks – inspired by the school climate strikes, Dark Mountain and Extinction Rebellion.

Latest news & blogs

Barn Cinema receives emergency funding through BFI Audience Network

We are delighted to report that our Barn Cinema is receiving emergency funding to help us survive the ongoing venue shutdown due to COVID-19, thanks to National Lottery funding through the BFI Audience Network.

Research in Practice: Our year in review

Research in Practice is part of our social justice arm, and is dedicated to supporting evidence-informed practice with children and families, young people and adults. Find out more about their work in this visual presentation of their recent activity. (Links to researchinpractice.org.uk)

Why boosting biodiversity is key in an era of change

5 June is World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is ‘biodiversity’. Land manager Rafael Pompa explains why biodiversity is so important – and what we’re doing to support it on the estate.

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A huge thank you to Rob Collins for sending this gorgeous photo of one of the cutest inhabitants of our Deer Park here on the Dartington Estate. www.dartington.org/visit #deer #fawn #deerpark #dartington #devon ...

The Green Table Cafe is now open EVERY DAY 11-4, for takeaway only. We will also be serving our Dinners with Tara (takeaway: heat and eat) from Wed – Sun. Tara explains 'The inspiration for this is the meals I make for my family at home. I have five people in my family, and each one has very clear ideas about what they do and do not like to eat. The meals I am making for the Green Table are the ones that have been approved by 5 out of 5 people.' Each week we will offer one meal - with a veg/vegan option. This week it is Mexican: Duck with Mole Poblano Sauce (VN option is Sesame Crusted Tofu with Mole Poblano Sauce), Slow-cooked Black Beans, Cabbage & Lime Salad, Homemade Kick-ass Salsa, Organic Yogurt to cool things down, and Authentic Corn Tortillas – the taste of these cannot be beat! The menu is GF and can be vegan without the yogurt and with the tofu.' Photo @by.aubrey #cafeculture #dartington #openforbusiness #takeaway #totnes ...

What beautiful weather we are having! Given all this blue sky we're itching to get our campsite up and running again. It's only a week or so until we open our gates to our first campers of the season on 4 July. Tucked away among the fields and ancient woodlands of Dartington, our campsite is the perfect option for staycation adventures this summer. Why not book a pitch today? www.dartington.org/camp #camping #camp #campinglife #campingwithdogs #campsite #devon #southdevon #dartington ...

"If we’re going to tackle climate breakdown, we need more trees." Friends of the Earth have recently published a great piece on the rise of agroforestry in the UK, including a section on the work here on the Dartington Estate (which already has 25% woodland cover), along with our friends at Luscombe Drinks, The Apricot Centre at Huxhams Cross Farm and Salthouse & Peppermongers. #agroforestry #trees #devon #sustainablefarming #dartington ...

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