Lucky Tails Community Interest Company was set up by Sarah and Stuart in 2017. They wanted to open up the farming experience to people who might not otherwise have a chance to visit or work with animals.

They decided to develop Lucky Tails Care Farm which is a welcoming, friendly place where adults and children are supported to carry out a wide variety of activities based on the farm.
Please contact Sarah to find out more about our care farming sessions.

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices.

1: Care Farming provides health, social or educational care services for individuals from one or a range of vulnerable groups.

Includes people with mental health problems, people suffering from mild to moderate depression, adults and children with learning disabilities, children with autism, those with a drug or alcohol addiction history, disaffected young people, adults and people on probation.

2: Care Farming provides services on a regular basis for participants

Where clients/participants attend the farm regularly as part of a structured care, rehabilitation, therapeutic or educational programme.

3: Care Farming utilises the whole or part of a farm

Be they commercial agricultural units, smallholdings or community farms.

4: Care Farming is commissioned to provide care farming services by referral agencies

Such as social services, health care trusts, community mental health teams, education authorities, probation services, National careers Service etc. Clients can also be self-referred as part of the direct payments scheme, or be referred by family members.

5: Provide a supervised, structured programme of farming-related activities

Including animal husbandry (livestock, small animals, poultry), and creative skills such as spinning and felting fleece.

The positive benefits of attending a care farm include

  • Improved mental health and well being
  • Improved physical health
  • Opportunities for social interaction
  • Increased independence
  • Feeling valued, respected and appreciated
  • Provides structure to day
  • Developing skills
  • Promotes recovery from illness or trauma
  • Learn to plan and adapt
  • Provides break for carers


Dexter lane

Opening Time

Morning Visit
Wednesday - Sunday: Open 11.00 - 12.30
Afternoon Visit
Wednesday - Sunday: Open 14.00 - 15.30

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