The activities available to them include constructing pathways, maintaining fences, painting and maintaining the outbuildings on the farm. They have the opportunity to use power tools, hedge trimmers and strimmers, as well as participate in tasks such as flagging and paving. We also have a Tractor to clear paths and other duties and service users get to safely drive and ride on it.
Our service users maintain our walking routes through the woodland, creating bird boxes and participating in ‘spotting’ wildlife, animal identity and looking for tracks and nests.
In the middle of our quiet woodlands, we have a ‘woodland camp’ where service users can learn camping crafts. It has benches overlooking Raby Mere, a neighbouring wetland park with abundant wildlife and water fowl.
We also use the woods for occasions such as Easter Egg hunts, Halloween parties, treasure hunts etc. These events are always very popular and well attended.