We are submitting a planning application to create an environment 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. As well as therapy animals, we aim to provide indoor and outdoor play equipment and sensory rooms. We plan a small lodge park with accessible units for families to hire and spend time together. We also aim to offer work experience to young adults with SEN to work alongside our core workers to gain experience and the confidence to apply for suitable employment outside of our organisation.
Facilities: Cafe, Picnic area, Play area, Mobile farm, Play activities, Holiday activities, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details:
Yet to be confirmed but probably 10 -4 winter and 10-6 summer
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
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.
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