Sheltered work experience
We offer an ideal venue for special needs work experience students, with plenty of open space, outdoor and indoor working areas and flexible working hours that can be made to fit with you and your students.
Currently we offer one off visits, regular weekly, fortnightly or termly visits and residential stays to special needs students. A range of practical farm jobs can be undertaken by students, chosen with their particular abilities in mind. This enables them to achieve a feeling of success and job satisfaction from their work here at the farm. Our local special school, Elms Bank, come on a weekly basis where students are involved with mucking out, painting of farm buildings and equipment, planting seeds, maintaining our kitchen gardens, basic animal care, green woodworking and much more besides.
Residental visits are also possible on a self-catering or catered basis. This could be an overnight stay or a longer visit, giving students the chance to complete a 'farm project' such as, for example, building a new farm shed or undertaking a wildlife monitoring investigation.
Facilities for the disabled
Unfortunatly we do not yet have the facilities to offer our full range of activities to those who are wheel chair users. This is something we are keen to work towards in the future. If you wish to know more about our facilities and their suitabilities for your needs please feel free to contact us.
We accept bookings year round. We offer first time teachers visiting our farm a free pre visit to meet the farm staff, have a look round and discuss any learning objectives you'd like to achieve during your visit. To request a visit please email us if you would like to arrange a pre visit or get some more information prior to submitting a booking form.
We have a minimum charge of £75 for a half day visit and £142 for a full day visit, which includes up to 6 students. There is an additional charge of £7.50 per student thereafter.