At Acorn Farm we run a Day Service for people with disabilities, who work on the farm whilst gaining new skills for their own development and future employment.
There are 3 main areas of work our Day Service users can get involved in here at the farm: animal care, horticulture and farm maintenance.
Animal care activities include collecting and grading the eggs, helping to milk the goats and feeding and mucking out the animals. During the school holidays there are additional opportunities available including helping with horse rides and the small animal petting sessions.
Horticultural activities range from making hanging baskets and restocking the Plant Sales area to planting seeds and helping to maintain the sensory garden, lawns and flower beds.
Farm Maintenance activities include building new animal shelters, woodwork such as making new benches and picnic tables for the farm, painting, plumbing and repairing fences.
Day Service users will also be offered further opportunities to progress, develop and widen their skills through taking part in additional activities and courses. Previous activities have included to Football sessions, a Healthy Cookery course and Zumba.
To find out more about our Day Service, please contact us.
Please note: There is a daily charge for such activities and unfortunately we are unable to accept volunteers or provide work experience placements.