Heathrow Special Needs Centre

Activities

Our Activities at Heathrow Special Needs Centre are dedicated to providing a diverse and enriching array of programs tailored to meet the unique needs and interests of our community members with special needs.

Animal Sponsorship

When you sponsor an animal at Heathrow Special Needs Centre, your donation goes directly to providing essential care for our beloved creatures. Your support helps cover the costs of feed, bedding, and veterinary care, making a significant impact in their lives.

Donate & Fundraising

We are dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities and special needs, providing a nurturing space where everyone is welcome to visit our animals free of charge. As a registered charity, we rely entirely on donations and grants, as we receive no core funding from the council.

Animals Photo Gallery

Take a look at our Animal Photo Gallery! Explore captivating photographs that celebrate the unique bonds between humans and animals. Our gallery is designed to inspire and educate visitors, showcasing our interactive range of animals. Enjoy your journey through our gang!

About Heathrow Special Needs Centre

The Heathrow Special Needs Centre is dedicated to providing support for individuals of all ages with disabilities and special needs. It’s a place where individuals with conditions such as multiple and profound learning disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, as well as those recovering from serious health conditions like strokes or dementia, can find support and engagement. The centre is known for its extensive use of animal-assisted activities, which are shown to significantly improve both mental and physical health of its visitors.

The facility offers a range of activities including interaction with various farm animals and horticultural therapy. These activities are designed to provide therapeutic and educational benefits, fostering an environment where visitors can thrive in a supportive community setting. Additionally, the centre emphasizes community involvement and support, highlighted by contributions and activities supported by local groups and charities.

The centre operates under charity number 1155421 and maintains its operations primarily through donations and volunteer support, without relying on professional fundraisers. This enables them to provide services and maintain facilities directly benefiting their users’ health and wellbeing.

For more specific information on their activities and how you can support or get involved, you can visit their website when it’s accessible or look through their charity details on the Charity Commission’s Register​ (Charity Register)​.

hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday's 10am till 12.30pm
Wednesday's 10am till 1.30pm

address

Heathrow Special Needs Centre
Bath Road, Longford
Middlesex, UB7 0EF

Email

info@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org

Phone

01753 680330

Latest News

Introducing Dorian and Ian

Chair of The HSNC Trustees Dorian Mead visited Ian Minshull, one of the founders of the Centre. Ian was instrumental in introducing animals to HSNC back in the 1980’s. Ian has now retired to the edge of Dartmoor and still has his pet sheep. Dorian took along a couple of the wonderful melons grown at the Centre this summer.

Animal Events Words Here

Welcome to Amber and Bronwen our two new goats that have moved to their forever home. They were kindly donated by Norton & Yarrow Cheese in Oxfordshire. They will be spending a few days indoors to get used to new sounds and smells, before
joining Scruffy, Ant & Dec.

Animal Sponsorship

Become a Sponsor!

When you sponsor an animal at Heathrow Special Needs Centre, your donation goes directly to providing essential care for our beloved creatures. Your support helps cover the costs of feed, bedding, and veterinary care, making a significant impact in their lives.

Choose Your Favorite Animal

You can choose to sponsor specific animals such as horses, pigs, and goats, or support a group of animals like our chickens and guinea pigs. Our sponsorship plans are flexible, with different pricing options depending on the animal or group, and each sponsorship lasts for one year.

Sponsorship Benefits

As a token of our gratitude, you’ll receive:

  • A photo of your sponsored animal to remind you of the difference you’re making.
  • An information card about your chosen animal, so you can learn more about their unique traits and habits.
  • A personalized sponsorship certificate.
  • The chance to meet your animal in person at a pre-booked appointment— a fantastic way to connect with your new friend!

By sponsoring an animal, you’re not just helping them—you’re becoming a part of our community dedicated to caring for special needs animals. Visit our website to start your sponsorship journey and make a heartfelt difference today!

Take a look at the animals that need your support & help, sponsor an animal today.

hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday's
   - 10am till 12.30pm
Wednesday's 10am till 1.30pm

Address

Heathrow Special Needs Centre, Bath Road, Longford, Middlesex, UB7 0EF

Email

info@heathrowspecialneedscentre.org

Phone

01753 680330

ACTIVITIES

  • Horse Riding
  • Animal Care & Management
  • Horticulture - Gardening
  • Work Experience
  • Not for Profit Tea Room
  • Community Hub
  • Organic Vegetables
  • Sensory Garden
  • Nature Area

FEE's & 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

Charity Commision UK Registration Number #1155421 Heathrow Special Needs Centre