Following on from the success of Lakeside Care Farm, we recently expanded with a second care farm, called The Willows Care Farm, which opened its doors to students in November thanks to generous donations to our appeal. 

Our work with the students has got off to a flying start. They have built and varnished a table for use inside the polytunnel using off cuts from the construction work, started to plant ‘Willow World’, cleared the Forest School area in ‘The Whispering Woods’, started to create a campfire area, collected windfall apples, collected and identified an impressive number of fossils and have started to form friendships with other students. Some of them said;

This is more fun than I thought it would be.

There are so many things to do here!

The builders have worked exceptionally hard on the conversion of the stable block and groundworks as illustrated below. There are still numerous enhancements to be made as the site develops, and these will also involve the students, helping to give them an enhanced sense of belonging.

Where are we?

The Willows Care Farm is located in Broughton Gifford, 1.5 miles west of Melksham. 

If you would like more information, please contact:

Dean Sherwin [email protected] 

Care Farm Manager 01666 860699/ 07887 758380