Open Farm

Visiting Have Fun with us

Visit our farm and get up close to the animals or watch from behind the fencing as the boys and girls enjoy being out in the Sussex fresh air.

Farm opening times 10am – 3pm Monday to Sunday

Please note that on a Wednesday only, the Farm opens at 11.00 am (and opens at 10 am every other day).

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Meet the animals

Take time to meet our animals including: goats, alpacas, turkeys, guinea pigs, donkeys, chickens, budgies, ducks and a very boastful peacock! For a small charge you can feed them and say hello face to face. You can even hold and stroke our guinea pigs. They are all very friendly! There are sanitising hand washing facilities on site and you can spend as long as you want to enjoying the farm and chatting to our experts. Open seven days, 10am – 4pm.

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Pig Mud Bath Experience

This unique gift experience is educational and fun for individuals or in pairs and must be booked in advance of your visit.

£30 for a 30 minute session. Height restrictions apply.  (Certificate, Photo card and Badge included).  Sessions can be booked from 1st April 2015.

To book, contact: shop@aldingbournetrust.co.uk or call 01243 546033

The perfect present!

Adopt an animal from the Aldingbourne Trust for yourself or as a fun gift for friends and family and help make a real difference to the lives of the adults with learning disabilities we support.
We have a variety of packages available from Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. An adoption package starts from £25 and a Bronze package includes:

  • an official Adoption Certificate with your chosen animals footprint
  • a photo of your animal
  • a badge of your animal
  • a free voucher to come and feed your animal
  • a fact sheet about your animal
  • a Trust Newsletter
  • a birthday card from you adopted friend
  • a fundraising money box
  • updates on your animal’s life via email

And you will be able to visit our Open Farm 7 days a week to say hello! Benefits of the silver, gold and platinum packages will include a variety of these …

  • an animal puzzle sheet
  • an adoption plaque displayed on the farm.
  • family annual membership to the Country Centre
  • a photo mug of your animal

Just choose your favourite animal, fill in the adoption form and send it to us with your payment. Please note that more than one person may adopt an animal.

For more information please contact Sue Joy suej@aldingbourne.org or Abigail Rowe abigailr@aldingbourne.org

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Guinea Pig Village

Come and see our guinea pigs in their very own West Sussex model village!

“An outstanding community success”
Maisey-the-Guinea-PigIn a joint project with Spirit FM and Caldotec Design, the Aldingbourne Trust invited local radio listeners to nominate key local landmark buildings which were then turned into formal designs by the helpful team at Caldotec. Local businesses provided materials and support and a team made up of Spirit FM volunteers, Aldingbourne Trust volunteers and many adults with learning disabilities worked together to build what we think is probably the most amazing guinea pig home anywhere! Huge thanks go to all involved in the project, including our partners Spirit FM, Caldotec Design Ltd and all of the following: South Coast Contractors, KSA Contractors, Covers, Eazylay Flooring, Affordable Roofing, Hawthorn Building Supplies, HomeBase, Brewers, ISS Facility Services & Landscaping, South Coast Skips, Bognor Models, The Beneficial Foundation, B&Q, Knight Fencing, C&M Trophies, Express Printing and Newlife Paints.
If you have an idea for making the Aldingbourne Trust Great Day Out even more special, get in touch.