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)

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What happens at the Centre ?








Paid employment:  We have a vacancy for a Saturday Riding Instructor. For more info & job description email:



Horses: New arrivals: Chispa & Dotty joined us in November and are going to be hugely popular.

Sadly leaving us: Rory and Gorda.

Click the link for pictures and info


CEDAR TEA ROOM 'Spook Week'. Click the link for pictures. A great week thoroughtly enjoyed by many of our users


For your diary:  Our Users Christmas Party: Thursday 7th December.  11am till 2.00pm. Guaranteed lots of fun & free buffet.  Registered users: Let reception know you are comng.

Not registered ? : email secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for Free Registration


Four new Guinea Pigs, Pumpkin, Peaches, Raisin & Hazelnut just arrived (October). Click the link for pics


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: (with proven measurable benefits tailored to suit individual needs and ability) 

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


Just want to visit:  email: secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for Registration Form. 

Want to take part in activities:Email: secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for Registration Form and further information



Covered horse riding arena  /  Indoor and outdoors animal enclosures 

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

Sensory Garden  /  Nature area bordered by two rivers  / Charity and farm produce shop

Wheelchair access / Toilets


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


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

For more info and application form. Email:  volunteering@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org


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: to visit the animals

Free: participation in animal care and welfare activities

Free: particiation in gardening and horticulture activities

Horse Riding: Weekdays £15.00 per session. Saturday's: £18.00 per session (including introduction session)

Free: work experience placements for people with disabilities and special needs

Free: Work experience placements for people looking to start a career, particularly useful for social work


Make a donation

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

We do not receive guaranteed regular income from any source.  


We are registered with  BT Donate  and  Charity Checkout


All donations are gratefully appreciated 


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