Learning for Life at Haystax Inclusive Farm Experience Centre

Phone: 07790756178
Address: Woodlands Park Farm
Knitsley
Consett
DH8 9EZ

We have finally obtained planning consent to create a facility on our farm for families who have someone with SEN or mobility issues, including adults with dementia, to visit and enjoy a relaxing time together on a small area of our farm and woodland. As well as therapy animals, we aim to provide indoor and outdoor play equipment and sensory rooms. We are currently discharging the planning conditions and hope to be operational by Summer 2022.
We also have planning permission for a small lodge park with accessible units for families to hire and spend time together this should be operational Spring 2021.We have created an alliance with a local charity " Learning for Life" to provide work experience opportunities for their young adults with SEND as well provide facilities to grow and produce vegetables, flowers etc.

Facilities: Cafe, Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Play area, Mobile farm, Play activities, Holiday activities, Wildlife area
Open to the public? Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
Opening hours:

Facilities open to the public 10.am until 5.pm. Monday to Sunday
Community room available for hire 5pm -10pm Mon to Friday

Accessible? Yes
Has livestock? Yes
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:

We currently only have 350 breeding sheep and 12 laying hens. We plan to have alpacas, miniature donkeys, Pygmy pigs and goats, cattle as well as hens/ ducks. We will have a pets corner with rabbits/ guinea pigs as well as budgies/ canaries etc when we become operational

Directions:

A68 heading towards Darlington Co Durham take left onto Longedge lane at Rowley. Turn left at 2nd crossroads onto Butsfield lane, turn left at first turning on left into drive to Woodlands park farm farmhouse.