Whirlow Hall Farm Trust

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Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is an 130 acre working farm that provides activities for disabled, disadvantaged, and inner city children and adults. The trust hosts schools and groups on day and residential visits. Throughout the school holidays, Whirlow Hall Farm Trust provides a wide range of activities which can be found here.

There is also a farm shop that sells home grown produce and a cafe, both open from Wednesday – Sunday, 10am-4.30pm.

Volunteering opportunities are also available.

Whirlow L.I.F.E (Life In a Farming Environment)

The Whirlow L.I.F.E programme is for those with additional learning needs and/or those struggling with poor mental health. They have two programmes: one for secondary age children, and one for those over sixteen.

Secondary age children: The Trust provides a supportive and nurturing environment for secondary age children who are disengaged
from learning or have additional learning needs. Their aim is to help build their confidence and self-esteem by providing a wide range of activities that develop vocational and employability skills. You can find out more here.

Over 16: This programme is for people over 16 who access a personal budget.  It will allow you to explore and develop essential skills for independent living as well as farm based vocational skills in animal care and horticulture. The programme runs five days a week, fifty weeks of the year. You can find out more here.

Covid update 18/05/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how or when they deliver their service. Contact Whirlow Hall Farm Trust directly for the latest information.

 

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