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 ?











We need a horse

We are looking for an additional horse for our RDA school. If you have a horse that you would like to put on loan we need a 15hh to 16hh to take our heavier riders up to 12 stone bodyweight. If you know of anyone that would be interested please email: secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org or phone us

on 01753 680330


Click the 2019 Community Support Project For People With Disabilities And Special Needs  link to see what we aim to achieve in 2019


Click the NEWS link for info about our friends and supporters 

Click the FUNDING link for the latest accounts figures and latest Chair and Treasurer's Annual reports 

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

Click the NEWSLETTER link for our latest newsletter to read about our 13 superstars who passed their Stage 1 RDA Proficiency Test.

Click the DID YOU KNOW  LINK to see some costs and a new future project

Click the SUCCESS STORIES link for the views of our beneficiaries and helpers

Click the Cedar Tea Room link to find out more about our not for profit cafe/Community Hub open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday's and our Pop Up Cafe open Wednesday's 


Cedar Tea Room and the Pop Up Cafe will be closed on the following dates:

May: Wednesday 29th

June: Friday 14th, Tuesday 18th, Thursday 20th and Friday 21st.

Snacks and soft drinks will be available from Reception


We are looking for a 15.3 to 16.0 hh horse/pony preferably on loan to join our other horses in our RDA school. It would need to be calm in nature as our clients vary with their special needs. Able to take 12 stone body weight plus tack


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.


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 : 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


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



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 Charity Checkout


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