Jamie’s Farm, Hereford
Welcome to the farm
Our second farm, opened in 2016, is found on the English – Welsh border in beautiful Herefordshire. The team has built strong links with local farmers and organisations to offer visiting young people a rich and varied programme, whether on or off the farm.
Situated in the Golden Valley, within easy reach of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, visiting young people benefit from wonderful walks in the wilds of the countryside. Sleeping accommodation overlooks the beautiful courtyard and traditional stone barns. There is a terrific manège on site for our unique therapeutic work with horses. Every week our young farmers can be found hand carving locally felled wood to create beautiful serving bowls, coat hooks and spoons.
Meet the team
From those who have visited Jamie’s Farm Hereford…
“Jamie’s farm has a very therapeutic, holistic approach where nurture and nature are driving the practice…”
“…it is a fantastic opportunity for staff to see children in an environment where they feel safe enough to let their guard down and be true versions of themselves. Observing the children thrive and challenge themselves has opened my eyes to realise that actually in the right environment and setting when the children feel supported they can and want to push themselves. It is important that moving forward I use the therapeutic, holistic strategies and approaches that I have learned from the experience to influence and improve my practice.“
“Leon came with his hard outer shell and his way of dealing with any emotion by shouting and trying to run away.…”
“…from the very first morning, after a good nights sleep, he emerged from that shell; his hood was down, his face relaxed and his head held high. He then tackled every task and emotion that came his way with increasing maturity and calmness. By the end of the trip he was discussing how he can deal with the frustrations he faces at school which is often other children. Instead of suggesting violence he talked about how he can help others with kindness and guidance.”
“Leon looks like a different child to the one who arrived on the farm…”
“…he looks healthier and brighter, with a huge growth in confidence in himself and speaking to others. He has discovered an ability to be given a set of instructions and run with them, which he wouldn’t have seen unless he’d been invested in like he has on this farm.”
Talk to us about booking a visit to a farm
Our farms are open all year around, both during school term time and in the holidays.
We welcome groups from any organisations which work with young people who may benefit from a visit to Jamie’s Farm. This includes mainstream schools, alternative provisions, special schools, local authority groups, virtual schools and charities.
Please get in touch with Dom to find out more or download our school information pack.
Stay at the farm on weekends
When we do not have groups visiting, our farmhouses and spaces are available to rent! By choosing to stay here for your family holiday or weekend away, not only would you be able to enjoy the calm of our beautiful environment but you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your money will be going towards a wonderful cause.
Available at this farm:
The Hay Barn: sleeps 6 | Farmhouse: sleeps 22