Lakeside Care Farm is recognised as a thriving and effective setting that offers children, young people and adults with individual needs the opportunity for meaningful education and work-based experiences in nature conservation, farming, horticulture, and Forest School activities.

Lakeside Care Farm is a special place where children and young people with additional needs can thrive. The calm environment and range of holistic learning opportunities available are impressive. The skilful and intuitive staff forge positive working relationships quickly with youngsters and parents/carers alike, so that sessions are impactful as possible from an early stage.

What our users say:

“Thank you for Lee's first afternoon with you today. It was just amazing to arrive and see a look of sheer pleasure and a massive smile on Lee’s face today! I have not seen such genuine happiness from Lee in such a long time.” (Parent)


“Stroking guinea pigs makes me feel calm when I am angry.” (Student)


“It’s a wonderful place, so full of inspiration for these young people who need a helping hand at school, college and everyday life. Lovely atmosphere.” (student support worker)

Where are we?

Lakeside Care Farm is located on the Trust's Lower Moor nature reserve with half an hour's drive of both Swindon and Malmesbury.

Map of lower moor nature reserve

If you would like more information, please contact:

Dean Sherwin [email protected] 

Care Farm Manager

01666 860699/ 07887 758380

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