Nothing to do with writing but...
if you live within reach of N Devon or are off on holiday there
and have or know of children or young people with special needs or disabilities
take a look at a recently-opened facility
I’m so excited by this, a venture our son and his wife undertook having seen how much interacting with animals helped their little daughter who was born with a form of cerebral palsy called hemiplegia.
They want others to benefit from what they’ve learnt.
Having undertaken lots of training and stocked up 9 acres with adorable breeding alpacas, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks and some smaller ‘petting’ animals, plus a classroom, toilet, play area etc
In more normal times they offer:
- One-to-one or group therapy sessions
-Therapeutic farming days
- Animal-assisted Intervention
- Holiday Farming experience for city kids
- Alpaca Experiences
- Party venue for hire
- Makaton friendly and accessible venue
They have a selection of party packages available that include the hire of the Barn Room, kitchen and play area as well as optional Meet and Greet the farm animals.
Our grand-daughter with first lamb born there.
A few of the alpacas
Chris Leonard Writing