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Downham Cottage Care Farm

General Details

Downham Farm offers people the opportunity to work on a traditional smallholding. The farm offers a wide range of activities to a variety of people. Activities include small and farm animal care, horticulture, basic woodworking, estate maintenance, arts and crafts.

Care farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices providing health, social or educational care services for one or a range of groups of people through supervised and structured programmes of farming and related activity. In other words a care farm essentially combines care of the land (including the environment and the animals) with the care of people.

Work on a care farm can help put someone’s life back on track by providing meaningful activity and a practical daily structure. The activities undertaken are real and based on the daily, weekly and seasonal jobs around the farm. The benefits, of being outdoors in the fresh air and working with animals, improved mental and physical health; are now becoming more widely recognised by health and education professionals.

This provider was Quality Assured in 2015 and is now an approved provider by Suffolk County Council's Quality Assurance and Provider Development Team - find out more here.

Who to contact

01728 685712
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Where to go

Downham Cottage Care Farm
School Road
Monk Soham
IP13 7EN
Area served
Parking available
There is a limited bus service to the village from some towns and villages in Suffolk
Restrictions to access
The site is under development and is not currently suitable for wheelchair users during wet weather. It is the intention to make the farm fully accessible to all in the not too distant future.

Other details

Age Groups
16-25 years, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people

Accreditation website
Accreditation details
Countryside Education and Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS)

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