Telephone: 01480 357 224
Address: Kerry Farm, Cilthriew, Newtown SY16 4PF
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Kerry Farm – the place where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday together in the stunning Welsh countryside.
Choose the level of support you need to get the most from your break. Take the opportunity to try something new, or learn new skills to help increase your confidence.
Kerry farm is the place where you can just be yourself.
Set in the beautiful Welsh countryside, Papworth Trust’s Kerry Farm is the perfect place for a break tailored to your needs, where family, friends and couples of all ages can relax and have fun together.
For almost 100 years, disability charity, Papworth Trust has been supporting disabled people. Back in 2013, it was featured on Channel 4’s Secret Millions, with celebrity farmer, Jimmy Doherty and the Trust’s pilot project to provide supported breaks for disabled people and their families. Later that year, with support from the Big Lottery Fund, the Duchess of Gloucester opened the gates to Kerry Farm’s first guests. Since then over 150 families have enjoyed a break there.
Today, what makes Kerry Farm unique is the team of family coaches, who are on hand to help support families and groups. You may want some one-to-one support for a particular activity, the chance to learn a new skill or maybe just to give a carer time to switch off and relax. The qualified life coaches are happy to work with individuals or groups to help work through issues or to achieve their goals – the chance to talk, undisturbed, to a skilled listener.
With a choice of cottages, and the new lodges which are opening this year, the farm has something to suit everyone. The accessible accommodation is sensitively designed so that it doesn’t feel ‘medicalised’ and around the farm doors have been widened, steps removed and paths paved.
Kerry Farm can also arrange to quote for any level of additional personal care, support or specialised equipment you might need to make your holiday complete.
Every day a wide range of activities take place on the farm; from spending time with our animals – helping to feed and look after them, cookery, arts and crafts, tai chi and a variety of games and more.
For the younger members of the family, there are also sensory rooms, giant outdoor games and an accessible treehouse, and for summer 2016 a new children’s play barn.
With so much to do on-site, some people spend all of their time on the farm itself but if you want to explore rural Wales, the team have great local knowledge to help you make the most of your stay. Locally, the village of Kerry is just a five minute drive away or a 30 minute stroll. The farm is well known to the local community who will always make you feel welcome.
Slightly further afield is the pretty market town of Newtown, which is just five miles away or a 10 minute car journey. Here you will find a variety of shops and restaurants as well as a cinema, leisure centre and a selection of free museums, art galleries and a theatre. Further afield you might like to visit the resort town of Aberystwyth if you want to spend some time at the seaside.
Our team are able to arrange a variety of activities in the local area from riding lessons at a local riding centre to the exclusive use of a swimming pool in a local hotel for your family. We also have links with the local bowling alley in Newtown who can arrange for you to enjoy private use.
Harry (11) and his family, enjoyed their time at the farm. He says: “This was the first holiday we’ve had where my mum and dad were relaxed. They felt they weren’t judged…. Me and my brothers and sisters didn’t argue as much and for once I could be myself when things got muddled up – and no one was staring at me.”
Another visitor, Simon says: “Our week had structure but activities evolved according to everyone’s needs. Nothing was too much trouble and the passionate team provided the best time for everyone. Can’t wait to return to the best holiday we have ever had as a family! Thank you, a true gem Kerry Farm!”