Care Farming and Rural Activities

Willow weaving

Willow weaving

Our rural day opportunities offer a wide range of activities, from working with farm animals and pets, gardening, handicrafts, woodwork and cookery. We primarily offer this service to individuals aged 19 years+. Our participants come from a wide range of backgrounds, including individuals who have mental health needs and/or learning disabilities/difficulties or low self-esteem and confidence. We offer support for individuals with varying skills, experiences, needs, abilities, strengths and weaknesses.

All staff are fully qualified tutors. Staff and volunteers have current enhanced DBS clearance and are very experienced in this field of work.

If you would like to know more about Care Farming/Day Opportunities at Upper Moreton Farm, please contact Carol Carney on 07814 237211 for a chat or send us a message.

We currently host our day opportunity days on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. We keep the group small, enabling our participants to undertake a range of therapeutic activities.

Individual programmes can consist of many meaningful activities on the farm, with some being part of the normal ‘working’ routine:

  • Care of small animals – rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Feeding of calves and lambs (spring)
  • Daily care of poultry and water fowl, including collecting eggs
  • Gardening – vegetable gardening and conservation gardening
  • Polytunnel work – growing of seeds, potting on and taking of cuttings
  • Conservation – habitat creation, seasonal tree pruning, coppicing and hedge planting
  • Wood work – making of bug homes, bird boxes, bird tables and rustic planters Willow – green craft, making willow domes and ornamental items
  • Animal Assisted Therapy – interacting with donkeys, goats and the farm’s lovely pet dogs, cat can have positive  affect on a client’s mood, confidence, communication skills and over all well being.
  • Healthy eating and cooking/baking
  • Writing skills – daily diary/reflective diary
  • Travel support