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Care farms: 

  • Deliver health, social or specialist educational care services for individuals from one or a range of vulnerable groups of people. 

  • Provide a programme of farming-related activities for individuals with a defined need

  • Provide supervised, structured, bespoke care services on a regular basis for service users

  • Are commissioned to provide services by a range of referral agencies 

  • Deliver services for adults, young people and children


Care farm

Poppies Farm, Hurst, provides a variety of options for your school or organisation to visit the Farm, either physically or virtually on a group or individual basis.  We specialise in providing a safe and inspiring environment for children with or without special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and people who struggle with maintaining Mental Health.


We offer wellness and holistic visits with our livestock.  Sheep, Cows, Ponies, Pigs, Goats, Chickens, Quails, Ducks, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits are available. Depending on the season, Lambs ,Calves, Piglets and Chicks are also on the farm for Children and Adults to interact with. 

We are currently working with many local primary and secondary schools who have their students attend the farm for various reasons.  Some schools have livestock seasonally situated within their grounds. Children are shown how to care for the animals and experience the many well being benefits of being around nature and animals.  They also learn to appreciate responsibility and take pride in their work.

NEET and SEND programmes

Poppies farm provide a variety of options for children and adults with special abilities and needs.  Visits are tailored to you and your requirements.  ​Children work in small groups of up to 4, of various ages.  Adults work along side the children in the day to day tasks on the farm.  They can learn to work effectively, negotiate and compramise with their group and have a sense of belonging and pride in what that they accomplish.


Venue and service provision

Enquiries are welcomed from local licensed therapists and practitioners who work with children and young adults. 

How to register

Please email Farmer Jo for more information


£30 + VAT per child per hour, minimum of 2hr session

£60+VAT per session (£72)

Accompanying LSA, Teacher or supervising Adult

if necessary, no charge

Sessions are run 10 - 12pm and 1 - 3pm  Monday to Friday

 term time only.

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