At the Down to Earth Farm we are striving to support social enterprise where people from a wide range of backgrounds can undertake meaningful work in a safe environment, which nurtures a sense of self esteem.
We provide voluntary opportunities for adults on our community farm in animal care, maintenance, horticultural & conservation work. We also offer education for schools in animal care and gardening, and host children's activities during most school holidays.
Our aim is to give anyone who wishes to be involved in these types of activities the chance to do so, developing self confidence and self esteem through achievement.
We have a wide and varied group of people who come to Down to Earth, including those with learning disabilities, autism, mental health issues and young people in and outside of mainstream education etc.
Our service is open to people of all ages and all abilities in Southampton and beyond. We have disabled access to most areas and a disabled toilet. Local special schools with wheelchair bound children regulary use our Centre.
Come and see us!
Did you know Southampton’s only City farm is a stone’s throw away from your door step?
The Oasis Down to Earth Farm is just off Green Lane and is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm offering a wide range of activities and animal handling experiences. If you or your family fancy trying something new, pop down and speak to us about the fantastic opportunities we can offer.
Admission £2 for Adults and £1 for Children (under 2's free).
Fancy having a different type of children’s birthday party?
At the farm we offer two hour parties on Saturdays and Sundays where your birthday boy or girl and their friends get a 1 hour personal farm tour with animal handling followed by exclusive use of our community room and kitchen.
£125 for a maximum of 20 children.
(This price includes a one year adoption package for the birthday child worth £20!).
All under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
For information about how you can involved in activities at the farm please contact us.
Telephone: 023 8052 2706
Follow us on Twitter: @Down2EarthFarm
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Down to Earth Community Farm & Education Centre, Green Lane, Maybush, Southampton, SO16 9FQ.
The farm is always looking for new and enthusiastic volunteers , please contact us if you are interested in becoming part of the team.