Care Farming & Rural Activities

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 and over. Our participants come from a wide range of circumstances, including individuals who have poor mental health, low self-esteem, individuals who have learning disabilities and/or learning difficulties. We provide support for individuals by introducing new skills, and experiences, promoting self-confidence and personal development.

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.

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 waterfowl, 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
  • Woodwork – 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, can have positive effect on a client’s mood, confidence, communication skills and over all wellbeing.
  • Healthy eating and cooking/baking
  • Writing skills – daily diary/reflective diary
  • Travel support