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 We are a registered charity close to London Heathrow Airport providing

activities and opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs

  At the Centre:

  FREE ENTRY  -  CHARITY SHOP  -  HORSE RIDING  -  GARDENING  -   NON PROFIT CAFE  -  ORGANIC VEGETABLES  -  SENSORY GARDEN  -  70 + ANIMALS 

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

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What happens at the Centre ?

WE ARE RECRUITING:

Part Time Horse Riding Instructor. Good rate of Pay. Must be experienced with horses. No formal qualifications needed. Training provided to RDA Approved Standard. Email the secretary for full job descrition:  secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org

 

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 and opportunities include:

Horse Riding approved by The Riding For the Disabled Association. We have riding slots available on Wednesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's 

Help to look after our 70+ animals which include large horses, small ponies, donkeys, goats, pigs, sheep,rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks & turkeys

Gardening and horticulture with raised growing beds and a large polytunnel

Work experience placements to help enable people with disabilities or special needs enter the workplace

 

Facilities:

Covered horse riding arena  /  Indoor and outdoors animal enclosures 

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

Sensory Garden  /  Nature area  / Charity and farm produce shop

Wheelchair access / Toilets

 

Cedar Tea Room

Open Monday to Friday 10am till 2.00pm

Serves a wide selection of inexpensive hot and cold food, snacks and drinks

 

Visit us:

Must be a minimum 5 years of age

Opening times:  10.00am until 2.00pm Monday to Friday.

Free parking. 

Saturday's open only for pre booked horse riding

Sunday's: Closed

Only visiting ? :  Just turn up. No registration or pre booking required. 

Want to get involved and take part in activities or opportunities ? :

Email secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for further information

 

Costs:

Free entry / Free participation in activities and opportunities,

except horse riding which attracts a nominal fee to help cover costs.

 

WANTED:

We have vacancies for our RDA riding lessons if you are interested please contact us for further information.

Volunteer Horse side walkers on Mon, Wed, Thu & Sat mornings. No experience needed but must be comfortable with large animals. Full training given. Minimum 16 years of age. Email: volunteering@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for more info

Horses required on loan to work at our RDA Riding School. Must be of a calm nature. Ideally 14.2H to 16.00H

Top home awaits.  Email: riding@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org   or phone: 01753 680330

Volunteers required to exercise our RDA horses. Experienced riders only. We currently have 3 horses between 13.2H to 15.2H. Email: volunteering@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org or phone: 01753 680330

 

Please support us by making a donation

We are not funded by the local authority and rely upon charitable giving and occasional grants 

All donations are gratefully appreciated 

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