April's Farm opened in 2019. It is located at Green Lane Farm, near Andover. A care farm and day care centre, its aim is to provide a farm experience for people with additional needs. Tasks involving animal care and farm work will help build self esteem, gain knowledge and new skills will be learnt.
There are ponies, alpacas, chickens and pigs at the moment. More animals will be coming soon.
Examples of people who may benefit from time at April's Farm include
those living with:
We offer a taster session for the first visit with no charge.
On this visit or before, there will be a discussion with the visitor and their carer, to assess what they want from the visit and what support they will need.
Many parts of the farm are accessible for wheelchair users. Our aim is to make the farm as inclusive as possible. Allowing people to enjoy interaction with animals who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity.
Taster days are available with no charge before booking.