We are a registered charity close to London Heathrow Airport providing

activities with proven benefits for people with disabilities and special needs 



  Registered Charity Number 1155421                                          (formerly known as Heathrow Special Needs Farm)

What happens at the Centre ?








Click the NEWS link for the latest charity update. 

Click the FUNDING link for latest account figures

Click the HORSE RIDING link to find out more about this very popular activity 

Click the NEWSLETTER link for our latest newsletter


We are looking to recruit Saturday morning volunteers to help with horse riding. No experience needed but must be comfortable with large animals  Have to be a minimum of 16 years of age. Good fun and a rewarding experience working as part of a small team enabling people with disabilities and special needs take part in this popular activity. Email: secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for further information.


See Success Stories in the testimonial section for views from our friends and supporters


We are open for people from 5 years of age with all kinds of disabilities and special needs including those with multiple and profound learning disabilities, physical and mental disabilities,those recovering from stroke or other serious ailments, the elderly and those affected by dementia  We welcome disabilty groups, care homes, day centres, schools and individuals


Activities tailored to individual needs with proven and measurable benefits 

Horse Riding : Mornings on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Riding slots are available

Animal care and welfare: Help to look after our 75+ animals

Gardening and horticulture. Grow vegetables, fruit and plants 

Work experience:  Helping people with disabilities and special needs who are looking to enter the work place


Follow the link to our 2018 Support Programme for more info


Want to visit or take part in activities

Email: secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for FREE Registration and further information.



Covered horse riding arena with wheelchair accessible mounting ramp

Inside stables and animal enclosures

Covered outside small animal enclosure 

outside large animal enclosures

Large polytunnel for growing year round garden produce

Raised vegetable beds in the wheelchair friendly large vegetable garden

Large Activity Room which can be reserved for the personal use of groups, day centres etc  

Sensory Garden

Raised boardwalk leading to Nature and Picnic Area bordered by two rivers 

Charity and farm produce shop

Wheelchair accessible



Cedar Tea Room: Serves a wide selection of inexpensive hot and cold food, snacks and drinks.

Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


Volunteering Opportunities:

Able bodied people to help our users particularly with horse riding  and animal care (no experience needed)

Experienced riders to exercise our horses

Work  experience placements for those starting a career, particularly useful for social care and disability

Email:  volunteering@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for FREE Registration and further information


Opening times

Open:  10.00am until 2.00pm Monday to Friday.

Saturday's open only for pre booked horse riding

Sunday's: Closed



Free: Parking & admission

Free: Visiting the animals

Free: Animal care and welfare activities

Free: Gardening and horticulture activities

Free: Work experience for able bodied and people with disabilities and special needs looking to enter the workplace

Horse Riding: Weekdays £18.00 per session. Saturday's: £20.00 per session (including introduction session)


Make a donation

We are small charity funded entirely by charitable giving and occasional grants.

We do not receive guaranteed income from any source.


All donations are gratefuly appreciated  


For online donations we are registered with  BT Donate  and  Charity Checkout




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