Holiday with us

CAFT helps children of all abilities aged 17 and under. Children who through no fault of their own miss out on the normalities of childhood. Children with complex and severe physical or learning disabilities, sensory impairments and terminal illnesses. Children from disadvantaged backgrounds, children who have witnessed or faced abuse. Children who act as young carers and sadly, children who have already faced bereavement. For these children, a break at The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust provides a fantastic and much needed opportunity to escape the traumas of their everyday life and for a few days, they can simply be children again.

Whether the children are here for just a day or a few days, there is an amazing array of things to see and do. Our 10 acre site is the perfect place for children to create, explore and play. From swings and roundabouts to alpacas and donkeys. Messy play in the art room and bouncing down the inflatable slide. Pirates on the galleon and rock-stars in the music room. What we provide goes so much further than just a holiday or a fun day; it is the memories that will last a lifetime.

The needs of the children who visit the Farm are complex and as such, our site and activity programme is designed to cater for all. Our Activity Play Specialists are trained to provide fun, safe and engaging activities that suit the interests and needs of every child who visits us. Each child is treated as an individual with their own strengths, likes and dislikes and disability is never seen as a barrier to participation. CAFT is about fun for all.

What we have to offer

We have put together an Information Pack that contains all the information you will need to know before you apply for a holiday.
Information Pack >

The application process

Step 1

In order to apply, all you need to do is read the Information Pack and choose which type of visit is suitable for you and your group / family.

Step 2

Complete the application form and return it to us for consideration.

Step 3:

If your application is successful we will offer you a provisional date which we ask you to confirm within 3 working days. After your dates have been confirmed we will contact you to discuss your visit in more detail.

Step 4:

We need some more details. We will ask you to complete “Your visit to CAFT” which can be found just below in the download section. This form asks for the details of your group along with the activity choices for your stay. If you have applied for a residential holiday you will also be asked to complete a “Getting to know you” form for each child attending.

Please return forms 8 weeks prior to your visit to: info@caft.co.uk

Step 5:

When we have received the completed “Your visit to CAFT” we will put together your bespoke programme. We will then send you a summary of this which we ask you to check the details of, sign to confirm and then return to us.

Step 6:

Enjoy your fun filled visit to CAFT!

As ever, if you have any questions regarding the charity itself or the programmes available please don’t hesitate to Contact Us >

FAQs

  • How do I apply for a programme?
  • How do we find you?
  • What about security?
  • What’s your history?

In order to apply, all you need to do is fill in one of our ‘Application Forms’ which can be found on the Apply for a Holiday / Fun Day page. Please be aware that we can book up very quickly for the following year so fill in an application form and get it back to us as soon as possible. Thanks

We are easy to find as we are just 1 mile off Junction 7 on the M56. Take a look at our Contact Page to see where we are on the map,

Our full address is: Booth Bank Farm, Reddy Lane, Millington, WA14 3RE

We have CCTV in operation across our site. This is used for security purposes only, for more information please email info@caft.co.uk

Our story started back in 1985, when CAFT founder Tim Grundy was inspired to create a special place where terminally ill, disabled and socially disadvantaged children could have a break away from their circumstances. Tim was inspired whilst donating toys to a local centre supporting young children, he asked “Is there anything else these children need?” The response: “What these children need is a holiday, but they’ll never get the opportunity.”

In 1989 after four years of fundraising, Booth Bank Farm, a 17th century farmhouse set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside was purchased at auction. in 1992, after a further three years of hard work renovating, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust was ready to receive the first children for a holiday at the Farm. Here is what we have been up to since…