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Day Services & RDA

Day Services & RDA

Day Service


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

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

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.

Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Lessons

rda riding lessons

Acorn Farm run RDA riding lessons on Friday mornings between 10am and 12pm. These lessons are specially designed for children and adults with physical and/or learning difficulties as a form of therapy, giving them the opportunity to achieve their goals whilst having fun!

Lessons costs £6 for a 20 minute allocated session. Riders must make a commitment to attend on a regular weekly basis as spaces are limited and we do usually have a waiting list.

If you have a disability or would like to enquire on behalf of someone with a disability or special needs, please contact us for more details and an application form.

For more details on Riding for the Disabled, please visit the RDA website by clicking here.

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Opening Times

Farm Opening Hours

(animal attractions)
10am - 4pm (7 days a week)
Please Note: We are closed between Christmas & New Year
Sorry no dogs allowed [except for assistance dogs]
Oak Tree Cafe (cafe only!)
Mar - Sept: 10:30am-4pm
Hot food served until 3:45pm
Oct - Feb: 10:30am-3pm
Hot food served until 2:45pm
Mar - Sep: 9am-4pm
Hot food served until 3:45pm
Oct - Feb: 9am-3pm
Hot food served until 2:45pm
Oct/Feb half term holidays: 9am-4pm
Hot food served until 3:45pm

Admission Prices

Adults: £3.00
Children (1-16 years old):£2.00
Under 12 months: Free of charge

Groups of 15 people or more must prebook a guided tour for which there is an additional charge. Click here to contact us.

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