These sessions are on offer in school holidays between February and October. Day Camps and Play Dates run during summer holidays only.
We are currently taking bookings for February Half Term! Email Kath at firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
In the school holidays we can provide a range of sessions for your child and the family to enjoy. Activities include: fun activities on the horses, arts and crafts, forest activities including den building, treasure hunts, cooking archery, animal handling, green wood-working, natural art, dog agility, goat agility, goat walking, sensory play, chicken agility and music therapy.
We offer a variety of sessions, all of which are tailored to the interests of the
child and/or the rest of the family, supported by a dedicated member of staff.
Please get in touch if you would like to enquire about any of our Holiday Sessions as listed below:
Respite Sessions can be booked for a minimum of three hours (or sometimes we can do two hours on request) and allow your child to attend without parents being present. Your child will have dedicated one to one support at all times (or two to one support on request) and will engage in a range of activities according to their interests.
These run for two hours in a morning on set dates over the summer. Four or five families attend at the same time and move around a full range of activities at their leisure. Each activity is supervised by an experienced member of staff who can help support all members of the family to take part. Bring a picnic rug and snacks!
Family Sessions can be booked for 1 or 2 hours. You will have a dedicated member of staff to take you round different activities. Parents can join in with the children as much or as little as they like and there is no restriction on the size of the family. There’s no minimum age to take part, and babies can be brought along as long as they are supervised at all times.
These take place on an afternoon on set dates over the summer. Three families take part arriving for a picnic lunch and settling into one of our tipis or log cabins. A full afternoon of activities is planned for the family to enjoy. The day finishes with a BBQ and a chance to toast marshmallows round a campfire. (Families bring their own food)
I took part in a New Leaf Camp Day last summer with my daughters, one of whom has ASD. From the moment we arrived, I was overwhelmed by how welcome we were made to feel, how safe the space was and how much freedom the girls were given over their choice of activities. I chose the camp day primarily as a bonding activity for the girls and it was lovely to see my younger ASD girl introducing her older sister to the horses, showing her how to groom and giving her important safety tips such as avoiding walking behind them! This role reversal and her being in charge isn’t something we see a lot so seeing that confidence drawn out of her in such a short space of time was amazing.
We also loved the range of activities - although one of my girls loves horses, the other is much more diverse. She enjoyed the opportunity to try shooting and proved to be a crack shot! They both enjoyed the mud kitchen, forest area and all the smaller animals to handle. Finn and Pickle also got thoroughly painted. The fact both girls could choose activities independently of each other meant no one got bored and everyone’s needs were met at all points of the afternoon so no meltdowns. We’ve already booked our next camp day and are very much looking forward to visiting all the wonderful staff, volunteers and animals at New Leaf!