We are a charity based on a farm in North Marston, Bucks providing alternative day provision for children and adults facing various challenges. We have around 50 clients who come to the farm at various times each week, some for a few hours, some 5 days per week. Many of the children have been unable to, or are struggling to maintain education in a formal settings due to social, emotional or behavioural issues. Many of the adults also struggle with activities in the wider community due to physical or mental difficulties. On the farm they undertake various tasks caring for our large animal family or doing gardening or other tasks around the farm, including woodworking projects etc. We find this helps to reduce their anxieties, builds confidence and helps them learn or develop other skills. They also gain valuable experience working both on their own and in groups, sharing tasks and problem solving.
Facilities: Volunteering, Mobile farm, Holiday activities
Open to the public?No
Open to the public - details:
We are open for sessions Monday to Friday, from 09:30 until 15:30 (minimum 2 hour session)
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
We have a large animal family of horses, ponies, donkey's, goats, sheep, alpacas, chickens, ducks, pigs, dogs, guinea pigs and a rabbit
Using sat nav MK18 3PU brings you to St Johns Lane, North Marston. This is a single track road and Manor Farm is right at the top of the road.
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