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The Old Tree Nursery is run by adults with learning disabilities and is open to the general public who are able to enjoy a range of recreational activities and facilities housed within this unique 5.5 acre site. The site includes a plant and fresh produce nursery, community cafe, a disabled access tree house, a woodland walk, a selection of animals and a gift shop.
Adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues can enjoy a number of crafts and skills as the nursery offers work experience opportunities and a place to spend time, make friends, and learn new skills and experiences.
Community events for children and their families are run throughout the year and the facilities are hired for a range of educational and social events. The service is funded via a combination of commercial income, personal support payments, fundraising and grant income.
Find out more
To find out more on this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the organisation’s Coordinator through the Members Only Zone.