FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
Is there a farm suitable for my 12 year old?
A:
We have over 75 farms on our Register in the South East and they are all different, so the answer is almost certainly yes. There is something for everyone whatever the mild or moderate additional need, from ages 9-90.
Q:
Is there a farm near me?
A:
Our Register has an average of 8 accessible farms for each of 34 towns/cities across the South East region within a maximum travel time of 45 minutes.
Q:
What will I be doing on the farm?
A:
A varied programme of jobs, customised to your age, choice and ability, all supervised by the farmer; it could be feeding calves, painting a shed and harvesting vegetables for lunch, all in one day.
Q:
How often can I go to the farm?
A:
Visits are usually 1 day a week between 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for a minimum of 12 weeks to experience the full benefit. More frequent is possible depending on the capacity of the farm.
Q:
How much do I have to pay the farmer?
A:
It varies from farm to farm and according to your additional needs. The cost averages £40-£50 (+ VAT if applicable) per person per day, which includes light refreshments.
Q:
Is your 'Find a Social Care Farm' service free?
A:
Yes.
Q:
Do I need to bring anything when I visit the farm?
A:
Some farms have boots but it is best to bring your own.
Q:
Does the visitor need to be accompanied by a parent/carer?
A:
Yes, in most cases and the day will be beneficial to all involved.
Q:
I don't live in the South East, can you help us find a farm?
A:
Possibly, but we are principally focussed on the South East of England.
Q:
What additional needs are catered for on farms?
A:
All client groups with additional needs are welcome to enquire.
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