will find a very ancient Quinta, with a vast
history. The natural world is the most enriching
environment in its evolution and development,
because we have got good areas, motivation and a
team made up by agricultural technicians and
pedagogues with renown credits, we have decided to
provide the children with enriching moments of
contact with nature, the vegetable world and the
great animal world in its life cycle. We do not
only want to offer entertainment and occupation
for free time, we want to go further, we would
like it if the children could enjoy their
discovery of nature and fall in love with her to
learn and respect her. Children can appreciate the
simple things like running in the fields listening
to the birds sing, play with lambs, look at the
cows and horses, smell the grass and flowers see
an enormous tree and next to it a very small one,
feel the rough trunks, look at the clouds that run,
get to know the field. How many children can do
this? They can do it if their parents and teachers
allow it, contact to us and we will adapt the
visits to every request or theme that is being
studied at school. Our proposal is to provide the
encounter with certain activities and landscapes
at the Quinta, such as:
A vegetable garden where they can dig, hoe, plant,
to water, etc. and accompany the growth of the
– Pick the
various fruit available (oranges, lemons, prunes,
raspberries, etc.) or participate in the grape
– A flock of
goats, a milking room, the little buck in the
winter and make cheese:
being taken care of in the field, ride ponies in
the riding school and clean the horse boxes;
– A forest
with enormous trees and small plants to classify,
a world full of animals to be studied.
are from 9h30 to 12h30 daily, from Monday to
Friday, and visits should be schedule beforehand.
The groups are organised by age, from 3 to 13 year
products of the Quinta
property commercialises some of its own agricultural
products, fruit (oranges, lemons, prunes, persimmons,
raspberries, strawberries, kiwis, nuts and chestnuts). We
grow grapes to produce wine and various vegetable products.
Occasionally, we produce fodders for animal feed. We have
got a flock of sheep where we get our milk to produce
cheese and the ewes provide meat, we can also supply
chicken. From our great forest and gardens it is possible
to obtain, small treats, bushes and foliage for flower
arrangements and gardens. The forest can also supply wood
(eucalyptus, pine, oak, chestnut and different species of
days at Pindella”
1. We call it “some days at Pindella”
We do not only have a profitable interest in this camp,
but also a pedagogical preoccupation of reaching out to
the youth and adolescents, awakening and giving value to
what is natural, simple and truthful, something that
cannot be bought, and at the same time they are resting
and having fun.
We supply the space, tents, kitchen and appliances
and your basic sanitary requirements.
We do not have monitors and we do not provide food.
3. The farm provides the initiation to horseback
riding at our school and a tour through our forest.
help as much as possible with the activities prepared by
the monitors. The children can also participate in
agricultural tasks, i.e. make bread, take care of the
horses, etc. of the monitors agree.
farm has enough space, so you can include in your
programme animation games, volley ball tournaments,
badminton, hunting for the treasure, etc.
responsibility for organising this games at the “days in
Pindella” is totally of the monitor of the group (as
well as accompanying the children, day and night)..
camp has a person responsible for the house, Francisco, he
is responsible for the horseback riding, and accompanying
the stroll through the woods and is at the groups disposal.
allow a maximum of 20 children and 2 monitors.
groups should be constituted by children of 10, 12, 13 and
14 years old. However if at school a child is 13 and is
included in the group of 12, then she/he should accompany
the children of the group of 12.
duration of the camp should be of one week, starting on
Sunday afternoon and departing on the following Saturday
cost per child is €100, and the payment should be made
by cheque in the name of Sociedade Agrária da Casa de
a child cannot attend due to financial problems, this
situation should be explained with some anticipation, so
that it can be resolved so that the child should be able
to attend the outing with all the other children.
enrolment, which will be done in the presence of the
monitor, each child should hand in a photocopy of their ID
card, vaccination certificate, and beneficiary card and a
photograph (if possible).
any child should need any special care, this should be
informed upon enrolment..
child should bring their sleeping bag, mat, towel, pocket
lantern, personal hygiene products, etc. We recommend they
bring old clothes and comfortable shoes, hat and a sweater
for the evening.
should not forget the food.
Group – from 1st June to 7th June
Group – from 8th June to 14th June
Group – from 15th June to 21st June
Group – from 22nd June to 28th June
Group – from 29th June to 5h July
Group – from 6th July to 12th July
Group – from 13th July to 19th July
Group – from 20th July to 26th July
Group – from 31st August to 6th September
How to get there:
ideal transport is by car or mini bus, if it is a big
until Vila Nova de Famalicão there are many bus companies
with many different timetables.
you arrive at Vila Nova de Famalicão you should follow
the National Road, nº 14 in direction to Braga. After
leaving Famalicão, approximately 2 km later you turn left,
at a sign that says Mouquim/Tarrio. You follow a stone
road until you find Quinta de Tarrio, here you turn right
and follow the tar road for approximately 500m. You will
find a stonewall with some post boxes, you turn once more
to your right, follow on a dirt road, until you find the
gate of the Quinta.
Nova de Famalicão has a hospital and a health centre
is easy to buy food.
of the project — Ana Isabel Pindella
— Francisco Pindella — Tlm: 96 4833725
that the support the Quinta
Quinta has got specialized technicians (agricultural
engineers, zootechnic, agrarian technicians, oenologists)
who can give counselling on various topics (caprine
culture, equine culture, animal nutrition in general,
pastures fodder plantations, horticulture, viticulture e
oenology). The Quinta has a small house; its area was
recently recovered and is being used as a school. The
teaching staff has got proper qualifications to teach in
various areas, having already been approved a training
course on gardening. We are at your disposition to make
protocols with universities, institutes and organizations,
which want to take advantage of the forest, the fauna and
the flora, which can be found at the Quinta.
have got stables, horses and ponies for recreational
activities. We possess boxes and horse riding school
to rent. We can provide a quote for rental purposes,
which will include all treatments, feeding and
caring for the animals. The guest can use the riding
school to train and take advantage of the Quinta to
take a walk. On the other hand if you do not own a
horse we can provide one and you can exploit our
equestrian routes, the payment depends on the track
chosen and the duration. The Quinta possess small
ponies for children enjoyment. In both cases a
member of the Quinta, responsible for the animals
accompanies them and, therefore, beforehand booking
is required. The Quinta provides riding lessons and
treating courses during the summer period, with a
minimum of 10 students.
Quinta has occasionally got Beagles and Basset Hound
breads, with pedigree registration. We have dogs to
bread (Setting Dog). We offer an area, which can be
rented for dog training (hunting and/or obedience)
and animal releasing.