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Welcome to Curly's Farm, 

Curly's Farm is a MULTI award-winning not-for-profit 'working farm' that supports the emotional, social, mental health and wellbeing of young people. As well as 'day visits' for primary and secondary schools, Curly's Farm is also a 'Farm Local, Buy Local' producer of its own rare-breed pork, beef and lamb - and don't forget our amazing honey from Curly's own Bee Farm.

Curly's Farm is a working farm set in 10 acres of gorgeous Kent countryside, on the Isle of Sheppey. Curly's Farm prides itself on being fully inclusive, where everyone can learn and develop their farming and livestock handling skills. The youngest farmers are just 3 years old – we have no upper age limit as we want everyone to access the farm!

With Curly being the figurehead of the charity and with Curly being a full-time wheelchair user, his farm has been designed around the needs of those with additional physical and learning and social needs.

Social Impact

On Curly’s Farm we work together carrying out essential and meaningful, everyday farming tasks working with the livestock that call Curly's Farm home. Learning new skills to improve confidence, self-esteem and working as a group, the young farmers will improve their social skills, tolerance of others and have an important role within the group and the farm team. For anyone still a little puzzled by the phrase care farming, it is the therapeutic use of farming practices and offers people with a defined health, social or educational need the chance to participate in a variety of farming activities for their therapeutic benefit – from animal husbandry to woodland management. It is the defining qualities of combining being in nature, being part of a ‘social’ group and taking part in meaningful farming-related activities, which make it so successful when it is used as part of a structured, bespoke care package. In addition: Curly’s Caravan offers young people and their families respite 'Memory Making' holidays for adopted, fostered young people and those with a disability. We are also a registered training centre and as such offers all young people that attend each week (350+people) the opportunity to gain accredited learning, certifications and qualifications. There are 8x qualified and experienced Intervenor signers who support the communication needs of the most severe and complex needs young people and adults with Multi Sensory Impairments.
AddressMustards Road
Bay View
Isle of Sheppey
ME12 4AN
LocationsTunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling, Swale, Medway, Maidstone, Gravesham, Dover, Dartford, Canterbury, Ashford
CategoriesTourism, heritage and festivals, Other, Information, consultancy and support, Health and social care, Environment and recycling, Education, training and employment, Early learning and childcare
FacilitiesDisabled Access