Set in a beautiful part of Warwickshire, our farm is dedicated to providing adults with learning disabilities and difficulties a safe and rewarding space to explore life on a farm.
Our aim is to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for vulnerable adults and give them the opportunity to take part in the daily activities on the farm. This includes care of the animals, growing vegetables and fruit, farm maintenance, preparation and cooking of food, crafts, working as part of a team and learning new skills. We have a wide range of livestock including pigs, sheep, cows, geese, chickens and some dogs and cats. The farm that is fully accessible and is available for bookings all year round.
Opening Spring 2019!
(Website Under Construction)
Tomorrow is kitchen shopping! This should be interesting as that is one room you don’t often find me in!
Just thought I would let you know the latest. The floors are all painted now and looking good enough to walk on! The kitchen is being shopped for tomorrow I will just need someone to show me how to use it! The toilets have been bought and just waiting for Iain to fit them along with the shower. All but three of the radiators are plumbed in and working which means there is some heat in the centre. None of the sheep have been able to get in so the new doors are doing the job. Tomorrow Pid is coming to measure up for the doors all of which have now been collected from various places around the country thanks to the magic of ebay. Fingers crossed he can make some time to hang the doors and get started on the kitchen. The place is starting to come together and is looking good!
I can only apologise for the delay but please bear with me, I am building as fast as I can!
Here is a quick update: The centre here is starting to look great and fills me with excitement every time I go in there. Its all painted now and the heating is going in although its not all plumbed in yet. The first fix electrics have been started and so I have four working lights! I still need to find a kitchen and two toilets as well as paint the floors, fit window cills and doors. So there is alot to do but its all incredibly exciting and my visitors all tell me the same. I have had lots of friends helping and its because of these people I am not as far behind as I could be!
Oldbury Cottage Care Farm offers adults with learning disabilities and difficulties the opportunity to work on a traditional small farm. Our experienced farm staff offer a wide range of activities to suit all needs. These include animal care, horticulture, cooking, farm maintenance, arts and crafts.
We aim to engage, encourage and enthuse all who attend and constantly strive to enable each individual to realise their potential. Our farm offers a real working environment where visitors can learn new skills, improve their confidence and self esteem and become a valued member of the farm team. Whatever their ability they will find their place here and contribute to a valued enterprise.
Meaningful Activities That Help To Realise Each Persons Potential
Work on a care farm can help provide meaningful activities and a practical daily structure. The activities undertaken at Oldbury Cottage Care Farm are real and based on the daily, weekly and seasonal jobs around the farm. The benefits of being outdoors in the fresh air and working with animals are improved mental and physical health; are now becoming more widely recognised by health and education professionals.