Not only will we be offering inspirational rural activities but we are also encouraging a diverse range of people to engage in day to day farming life and promote farming as an alternative career, making a day at Sherratts Wood a practical and social experience too!

Day-farmers will include people suffering with mental health problems, young carers, ex-service personnel with rehabilitation needs, school children, people with learning difficulties, those seeking learning and employment related activities and people who just want to do something a bit different!

We also provide environmentally focussed team building activities for the private and public sector - come on a "Make a difference day" and become a Day-Farmer.

Sherratts Wood has something for everyone and we believe everyone has the potential to make a real difference given the right environment!

Activities

We are developing a range of activities that will enable you to participate inand experience a farming lifestyle, undertaking daily livestock care and tasks associated with maintaining the farm environment including:
Environmental sustainability - planting hedges and orchards, woodland management.
Animal husbandry – learn how to look after our animals, including, pigs, horses, dogs and poultry.
Growing and cooking healthy food – select, plant and nurture your fruit and vegetables in our raised beds and poly tunnels, then transform it into simple tasty and nutritious home cooked food.
Rural Crafts – learn how to create beautiful decorations using willow, wood, flowers and glass.
Curriculum based activities - we are also working with local schools to deliver a range of activities for school children of all ages and abilities.

If you have any ideas of your own then please let us know.

Facilities

Sherratts Wood Farm is set in approximately 17 acres of grassland and 3 acres of natural woodland. We have a dedicated activity area of about 2 acres which will be wheel chair accessible and includes on-site parking, a poly tunnel with additional raised planting beds and paddocks to house a range of farm animals.
In-Doors, attached to the farm house we have a training room with kitchen facilities and seating for up to 20 participants, two workshops for more 'practical' rural crafts and an America barn and stables to house the horses. We are also developing additional agricultural buildings on the farm so that we can expand our farming activities.

Requirements

Day-Farming activities must be booked and paid for in advance.
Lunches can be arranged or Day-Farmers are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, including waterproof jacket and wellingtons. Bear in mind that the Great British weather can be unpredictable therefore it is best to wear a number of different layers of clothes.

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Interested? Excited?
Come and join us - come and discover.

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