Rural Care is a day provision that provides work related experiences for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues in a supportive and caring environment. We are based over 2 sites in Hertfordshire. Church Farm, a 175 acre farm in Ardeley and Aldenham Country Park, a 100 acre country park surrounding a 60 acre lake.
Facilities: Cafe, Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Play area, Play activities, Holiday activities
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Open access
Group bookings taken at a cost,open to service users 10-3pm Mon-Fri
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Red poll cattle
No public transport available. 7 miles from Stevenage, head east out of Stevenage on the B1037 to Walkern, continue on the B1037 through Walkern, continue past Walkern for approximately 5 miles until you see a turn to the right, signposted Ardeley. Ardeley village opposite Jolly Waggoner pub. Enter farm and look for sign posts for Rural Care.
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