About Us

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is a working farm – you must wash your hands after handling any livestock. 

OUR AIMS

Research has shown that visits to a sensory farm can enrich the lives of adults living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Older people would also benefit from visits to the farm which can result in enhancing their well-being. 

The farm's calm environment can be beneficial by:
  • Increasing self-esteem
  • Invoking reminiscence ability 
  • Improving memory function 
  • Increasing communication 
Christine realised that she had the ideal environment to promote happiness and well-being.

Our priority is to provide the kind of stimuli that will enrich the lives of adults & carers alike. One of our aims is to provide a social hub for carers and service users, where they can relax, chat and swap information with like-minded people.
A while ago, a committee was formed for the charity – and now our dream has finally come to fruition.

OUR ANIMALS

We have a wide range of animals, including Alpacas, Llamas, Donkeys, Miniature Shetlands, Goats and a whole array of birds, all wandering free.
Many of our animals have been with us from birth and are very tame and placid, making them ideal for interaction with people.
With the opportunity to stroke, feed, cuddle or just sit and watch these wonderful animals, the pleasure and stimulation that visitors will get is immeasurable.

ARTS & CRAFTS

Offering different creative classes allows people to communicate using the emotional and creative centres of their brain – enhancing social and verbal interaction, well-being and self-worth. We plan to have a variety of activities such as pottery, painting, woodwork and flower arranging. 

These will be group sessions, thereby encouraging verbal interaction and helping to ease feelings of isolation and depression.

EASY ACCESS FISHING & LODGE

We have easy access fishing pontoons suitable for wheelchair users.
Fishing Equipment can be provided.

EXERCISE

Exercise can be beneficial both for the physical and mental health of people with dementia/Azheimer’s, and can even improve quality of life. What better way to familiarise the patients with the farm than to take a leisurely stroll around it?

Or if you're feeling sporty, why not while away the hours fishing on our newly built pegs around the pond.

Wonderful memories can be evoked by simple things such as smell or touch, so just picking a buttercup could create a magical experience for our visitors.

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