What We Do
The Children's Adventure Farm Trust is based at the beautiful Booth Bank Farm, a 17th Century farmhouse set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. We provide a variety of programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.
The needs of the children visiting The Adventure Farm range from complex and severe physical and learning disabilities, sensory impairments and terminal illnesses through to children who act as Carers for a family member, those dealing with bereavement and children who have been victims of abuse.
Each child is treated as an individual with their own strengths, likes and dislikes, disability is never seen as a barrier to participation. We welcome children from all social and ethnic groups.
What we can achieve
The Adventure Farm is a lifeline to children who are in desperate need. We pride ourselves in bringing a little light and fun into the lives of children who have known terrible hardships at such an early age.
We have a range of programmes to offer, each suitable for children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. For more information please see our Holiday with us page.
But don't just take our word for it...
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Alison Ashley, Hebden Green
The Adventure Farm is a magical place. From the moment you arrive, children and staff are treated as honoured guests, dear friends and VIPs! The benefits for the children last way beyond the weeks holiday. Memories and bonds are formed, where even five years later the children reflect on holidays, discussing activities and bringing photographs to our attention. They ALWAYS talk about the Adventure Farm during their graduation, citing it as a highlight of their time in the Primary Department.
Some of our children live with life limiting or severely disabling conditions; the Adventure Farm gives them the time and space to enjoy things they would otherwise not access and these are once in a lifetime opportunities. I consider myself and our school to be friends of the Adventure Farm. Beyond that, I consider myself to be a believer in what the Adventure Farm achieves - a place for love, normality, richness, fun and self esteem to be nurtured and grown. The farm is a truly unique and amazing place.
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Thank you for letting me come to the farm. You were so nice to me. The food was so lovely and the bed was so cosy. I wish we stayed for 2 weeks. I tried all the food that was put in front of me. I had the best time of my life.
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It was so fantastic, I tried all the food out what was in front of me. I had the best time of my life.”
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“Thank you for a lovely holiday. I loved the slip and slide. The bbq was lovely. I loved the bedroom and beds were very comfy. My favourite activity was feeding the alpacas because they were so furry. I also enjoyed getting eggs from the chicken hut. My favourite day was Thursday because we had the treasure hunt and we made pirate costumes. Thank you for my DVD, my whole family has watched it.” .
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A week at The Adventure Farm offers our children the opportunity to experience a complete change of scene and a different lifestyle. The long-term benefits are immeasurable - for some of our children it will be the only memory of a holiday. The life lessons learnt through the social interaction with other adults are invaluable.
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Mrs O and family xxx
Words cannot describe what this holiday has done for me, Dad and the kids. It’s like being wrapped up in cotton wool and taken all our troubles away for a week. I have been so overwhelmed and choked up at all the small touches and thought that has gone into our stay. I have never come across a charity in my whole life that goes 100% into caring for a family, from taking away the washing, cooking, everyday things and then putting a smile on my children’s faces with the activities. My daughter got her childhood back this week and for that I will never forget you all. All our love.