Set in the stunning landscape of Nidderdale AONB our Care Farm provides opportunities for pre-booked visitors to join us and participate in therapeutic activities based on and around our smallholding to help improve mental health and well-being, recover self-esteem and restore a positive mindset.
What we offer
We have a wealth of experience in working with many different groups of people and also in Primary and Secondary education which allows us to offer a wide range of activities to suit individuals and small groups attending the care farm. These include:
Working with and caring for our wide range of farm animals including sheep, pigs, horses, dogs, goats and hens
Working in our allotment and polytunnel, planting, harvesting, and processing vegetables
Working in the orchard caring for the trees and fruit
Developing the environment to enhance wildlife and nature on site
Being creative in the workshop making items such as bug hotels, bird boxes or hedgehog houses to encourage wildlife and nature, or working with wool from our sheep
Enjoying time in a quiet area for thought and personal reflection surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Nidderdale
Spending time getting to know our lovely animals
Opportunities to make friends and meet new people
Individual tuition in Primary curriculum subjects away from the classroom environment - learning while having fun
We can also offer:
Provision during school holidays (Monday - Friday)
After school sessions between 4pm and 5pm
Corn Close Countryside Club - on Saturdays £25 for two hours. Open to all and please contact us for details.
Bespoke provision for individuals or groups - including staff training, staff well-being, and team building
Please contact us to discuss your requirements by emailing us at:
Our main site is set in 5 acres of land in the beautiful Nidderdale countryside. We have a large purpose built livestock building to provide a safe and sheltered working area for our visitors when the weather is inclement.
Our multi-use teaching room and workshop facilities provide a pleasant environment for learning and creative activities. This space also provides a base for meeting, eating and socialising.
Toilet and handwashing facilities are provided around the site.
We also have access to other areas of land within the AONB which we can use for our activities and we also rent additional land to graze our flock of rare breed Grey Face Dartmoor sheep. These areas provide additional opportunities for our visitors to experience other activities.
Keeping our visitors safe is a high priority. We take great care to ensure that activities are suitable for individuals and will assess capability prior to each activity. Visitors will always be well-supervised and we will ensure that they are confident and competent before beginning an activity so that they can experience success.
We have comprehensive policies and risk assessments in place to cover all activities.