Southampton City Farm offers a programme of activities for people with mild to moderate Learning Disabilities in a unique setting. We aim to create a supportive environment where people can gain new life skills and participate in real work opportunities. Our site is made up of 5 acres of grounds including a small farm, pond, grassland habitats, gardens, and a fully equipped building suitable for a range of indoor activities.
Our Mission To provide a rich and balanced programme that offers a range of varied activities where people with mild and moderate learning disabilities are respected, valued and able to participate in productive work tasks. We are committed to providing a happy, safe and supportive environment that encourages greater independence, promotes social inclusion and enhances employability.
Our Activities Our programme at Southampton City Farm offers adults with mild or moderate Learning Disabilities a variety of activities which will encourage them to participate in real work and to interact with the natural environment within a safe and secure setting. We offer:
Animal care – involves caring for, and looking after, all of the large and small animals we have on the farm.
Horticulture – working in the allotment garden, helping to grow fruit and vegetables that the farm then sells to the local community or uses for animal feed.
Arts and crafts - offers a range of activities that are conducted both in the indoor accommodation and in the grounds.
Cooking - cooking and baking some amazing recipes using ingredients from our gardens
Woodwork- Examples include bird houses and farm grounds maintenance
Forest Activities- We have a shared woods site and use these for fires, bug hunts and wildlife lessons.
Our programme is currently available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the year. Participants can attend for either a morning or afternoon session or if they bring their own lunch they can join us for the whole day.
Costs Morning session 09:00am – 12:00pm £30 Afternoon session 1:00pm – 4:00pm £30 Full day session 09:00am – 4:00pm £60 Funding Sessions can be funded through the Independent Living fund, Direct Payments, Adult Social Services or privately.
Transport Transport to and from the project is the responsibility of programme participants. The farm is easy to find and on or close to direct bus routes.
Applying If you or someone you know would like to attend one or more programme sessions at the farm then please download and fill out the form below. Completed forms should be sent to:
Southampton City Farm, Green Lane, Southampton SO16 9FQ, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don't hesitate to get in contact if you require further information. Call us on 02380 522706.