We are a registered charity close to London Heathrow Airport providing

activities with proven benefits for people with disabilities and special needs 

 

  FREE ADMISSION  -  HORSE RIDING - ANIMAL CARE  AND WELFARE -  75+ ANIMALS - HORTIULTURE - GARDENING - WORK EXPERIENCE - CHARITY SHOP  -  NOT FOR PROFIT CEDAR TEA ROOM  -  ORGANIC VEGETABLES  -  SENSORY GARDEN  -  NATURE AREA 

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

What happens at the Centre ?

 

     

                                                                                                                 

 

                                                

 

                                                        

 

TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2019

 

MUSICAL AND CREATIVE THERAPY WORKSHOP FOR ALL

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

STARTS 11AM

 

 

volunteers neeeded

OUR HORSE RIDING RESTARTED 4TH SEPTEMBER AFTER THE SUMMER BREAK AND WE URGENTLY NEED SIDE WALKERS FOR OUR RDA RIDING LESSONS ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY'S. TRAINING WILL BE GIVEN BUT IF YOU HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF HORSES AND RIDING THAT WOULD BE USEFUL.  WE RIDE FROM 10AM TILL 1PM EACH DAY

 

 

THIS ACTIVITY IS VERY POPULAR FOR OUR CLIENTS FROM 5 TO 70 YEARS OF AGE. IF WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH SIDE WALKERS FOR EACH DAY THEN WE HAVE TO CANCEL SOME LESSONS AND DISAPPOINT OUR CLIENTS WHICH WE DO NOT LIKE TO DO. SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR RIDING TEAM PLEASE EMAIL  secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org FOR MORE INFORMATION. WE WOULD REALLY LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

 

The Centre is open for people from 5 years of age with 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

 

Heathrow Firemen helped out at the centre Thurs 29th August - see their work in the news page

 

Our 2019 Community Support Project for people with disabilities and special needs provides a range of activities with proven benefits:

Horse Riding Lessons : 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

Email: secretary@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for FREE Registration.

 

Our facilities:

Covered horse riding arena with wheelchair accessible mounting ramp

Inside stables and animal enclosures

Covered outside small animal enclosures 

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

The site is wheelchair accessible

Toilets

 

Cedar Tea Room:  Not for profit tea room/community hub. serves inexpensive hot and cold food, snacks and drinks in a professional bistro setting

 

Current Volunteering Opportunities:

Able bodied volunteers are needed to help with horse riding lessons

Able bodied volunteers are needed to help our users and staff with animal care 

no experience needed

Must be at least 16 years of age

Email:  volunteering@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org for FREE Registration 

 

Centre Opening Times

10.00am until 2.00pm Monday to Friday.

Saturday's open only for pre booked horse riding lessons

Sunday's: Closed

 

CHARGES:

Free: On site parking

Free: Admission to the centre

Free: To visit the animals

Free: To take part in animal care and farm activities

Free: To take part in gardening and horticulture activities

Free: Work experience placements

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

 

Latest funding update and reports of the Chair and Treasurer 

 

Make a donation

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

We do not receive guaranteed regular income from any source.  

 

We are registered with Just Giving

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WONDERFUL - operated by the Co-operative Bank

https://wonderful.org/charity/heathrowspecialneedscentre

 

All donations are gratefully appreciated                                       

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