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The Joy of Care North East

We have been running a care farm for 2 years now and provide hands on support shepherding sheep looking after calves small horticultural unit and games room plus classroom facility, meaning in adverse weather we can still provide safe farm based activities.


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

Lift up to games room on first floor where indoor petanque etc can be played. Classroom downstairs as well as wheelchair access disabled toilets, accessible sheep shed and cattle sheds.


Our pricing policy is £40 per person per day or we are flexible if only half days are required this can be provided at £20.00 per person. We can provide one to one support if this is required.

What we can offer

  • Conservation and site maintenance skills
  • Cooking
  • Food preparation
  • Growing crops and vegetables
  • Indoor crafts
  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Small animal care (e.g. grooming, feeding, handling etc.)
  • Tailored programmes
  • Working with livestock (e.g. feeding, milking, egg collecting, daily maintenance, grooming (where appropriate))

hands on organic food production from looking after new lambs/calves through to finished lambs and cattle. growing of vegetables/flowers, preparation of raw ingredients as well as cooking.

Care Farms / Green Care Services

Related services:

  • Alternative provision
  • Skills provision
  • Care farming or green care as part of Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • One to one support
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


Care Farming Code of Practice Site
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