‘Providing Training, Education & Work Experience for People with a Learning Disability’
Haylands Farm was opened in 1976 by two parents who wanted to provide an occupational future for their children. They bought Haylands Farm at a time when it was a tumbledown farmhouse standing in an acre of mud, where the only crop was thistle.
The farm owners joined forces with Isle of Wight Mencap and the local community. In 1977 the farm became a small day unit for school leavers. Fourty years on and it continues to provide services to young people and adults who have learning disabilities.
Forest School is led by Geoff Mason of Wood Learn Forest School and is assisted by Haylands Farm employees Jodie and Tom to deliver its programme to Media House School Haylands Farm Forest area enables access to a forest environment that children and young people with…
Every person who volunteers and works at the farm makes a vital contribution to its success and we hope our students take pride in their achievements and know they are making a worthwhile contribution to this 16 acre town farm on the outskirts of Ryde.
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At the start of Spring we have welcomed five new goats to the farm. Four of the goats are a Pygme breed which is a small breed of domestic goat. The goats are called Hector, Scruffy, Billy and Crystal. We also have another goat called Charlie who…