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Apple Cast is a registered charity – number 1123401,-dedicated to providing a specialist educational facility for children and young people with special educational needs, adults with additional needs and therapeutic support for people with mental health issues, or learning disabilities. We use the outdoors, the natural environment, animal care, indoor fishing or horticulture as the basis for supporting education, well-being and improvement in behaviour or health. We also run a visitors centre which allows referrals to develop social and communication skills
On site facilities include –indoor and outdoor fishing, horticulture, animal husbandry, construction and environmental conservation.


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  • Car parking
  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access


£70 per day with lunch. 1-1 £150 per day 1-2 £100 per referral
group session on details given

What we can offer

  • Conservation and site maintenance skills
  • Pre-visit information available
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Small animal care (e.g. grooming, feeding, handling etc.)
  • Tailored programmes
  • Woodworking

Construction program SIPS

Care Farms / Green Care Services

Related services:

  • Alternative provision
  • Qualifications
  • Skills provision
  • Care farming or green care services for SEND
  • Care farming or green care as part of Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • One to one support
  • Holiday provision
  • Family group provision
  • Residential
Care Farm

Are you a teacher and know a child with SEND? They could benefit from accessing a Care Farm.

Care Farms provide supervised, structured educational programmes of farming related activities for young people to support those struggling in school, help those with disability, behavioural challenges and improve mental health and wellbeing.

Find out more


Approved EHCP Site
Approved NOCN Centre (National Open College Network)
Included in Local Authority list of Alternative Education Providers
Other Accreditations

PQASSO standard

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