Farm activities include feeding the goats and hens, collecting eggs ready for sale, caring for fruit and vegetable plants in raised beds, and lots of indoor activities for times when the weather is inclement.
We have boot washing and hand washing facilities, a small kitchen for making hot drinks, a microwave and a fridge for keeping packed lunches cool. We have a large indoor picnic area.
Indoor activities will be seasonal and included in the price.
Spring – setting seeds and plants, making bird boxes, incubating eggs, kidding.
Summer – making corn dollies, flower pressing, making wooden seed trays.
Autumn – lantern making, Halloween pumpkins.
Winter – making Christmas wreaths and cards, scarecrow building, wool pom poms and Christmas decorations
Clients will need to provide sturdy foot wear and raincoats for rainy days. Those with dementia will need to have a carer or family member with them as the farm is spread out and is a working farm.
The care farm began in 2016 and is run by Melanie and John Onuorah who run weekly care farm sessions from 10:30 to 16:00, for people with all types of dementia, Parkinson’s, elderly people living in isolation, probationers and children with special needs.
Our aim is to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for a range of vulnerable people giving them the opportunity to take part in the daily activities on the farm.