Care Farming 

Working With The Community

"Success is a journey, not a destination. The 'doing' is often more important than the outcome" ~ Arthur Ashe
Our mission: Supporting wellbeing through alpacas, nature and animal assisted interventions

Our Objectives



1. To supports adults and young people towards emotional, social, physical and mental health wellbeing

2. To provide and safe and therapeutic environment where individuals can learn and grow


3. To build social relationships across ages, genders and cultures and to connect to nature through taking part in land based activities


4. Provide a unique opportunity

Here at Thornwood, we are a small scale working farm set on 100 acres of grassland, located just beneath Haworth Moor. We aim to help you reach your potential through accessing our living resources on the farm.

We provide health, social and educational services for vulnerable groups of people including those with mental health problems, learning disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. We also offer services for disadvantaged and disaffected young people in and out of main stream school and opportunities for individuals to help improve their employment opportunities.


We are open all year round and can facilitate sessions for small groups to achieve qualifications such as BTEC, AQA and ABC Awards in Animal Care & Land Based topics. We also offer a more specialised one to one service. 

Farm based activities include:

  • Animal Care

  • Horticulture

  • Conservation

  • Woodwork

  • Bushcraft

We accept referrals from all agencies as well self referrals. Once we have made contact, we will invite you to the farm for a look around and work out a plan to meet your needs and outcomes. 

For more information, lease feel free to download our Care Farming Activities brochure.

Make An Enquiry

Please complete the contact form below to send an email, or call us on 07816 495453 if you'd prefer to speak to a real person!

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Westfield Farm, Lee Lane, Oxenhope, Near Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 9RB

Tel: 07816 495453

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