What we do

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust is based at the beautiful Booth Bank Farm, a 17th Century farmhouse set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. We provide a variety of free programmes for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.

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. The needs of the children visiting the Farm are complex and range from severe physical and learning disabilities, sensory impairments and terminal illnesses through to children who act as carers for a family member, to children who have already faced bereavement and children who have witnessed and been victims of abuse. For these children, a visit to CAFT provides a much needed opportunity to have fun and laughter and to simply enjoy being children.

Each child that visits us is treated as an individual with their own strengths, likes and dislikes. Disability is never seen as a barrier to participation and we welcome children from all social and ethnic groups. Our brilliant Activity Play Specialists are trained to provide fun, safe and engaging activities that suit the interests and needs of every child who visits us. CAFT is about fun for all.

We have a range of programmes to offer, each suitable for children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. These include:

Outdoor Fun Day Visits

Groups or individual families can enjoy an action packed day visit to the Farm. For 2 fun filled hours the children will be able to enjoy our outdoor spaces including our friendly farm animals, our exciting play park and our woodland full of adventure. You can apply for a day visit throughout the year through our Facebook page.

Holiday Programme

Residential stays for groups or individual families onsite at the Farm. With 10 acres of land and plenty of fun facilities and engaging activities such as arts and crafts, games in the sports hall with the inflatable slide, plus playtime in the games room, music room and sensory room! Outdoors the children can run around our activity playground, feed the animals, explore the sensory trail and have a go on the slip ‘n’ slide (weather permitting). With all these fabulously fun things to do, the children will go home tired, happy and filled with wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Our residential programme is currently full, to enquire please e-mail hello@caft.co.uk.

Seasonal Activity Programmes

Throughout the year we run 4 themed activity programmes including Easter, CAFTFest (our accessible summer festival), Halloween and finishing the year with magical Christmas visits to our Winter Woodland where every child gets to meet Santa Claus himself to take home a gift as well as special memories. Keep updated on our seasonal programmes and when to apply by following us on Facebook.

What we can achieve

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust is a place for fun and laughter for those who in need. We pride ourselves in bringing a little sunshine into the lives of children who have known terrible hardships at such an early age.

We have a range of programmes to offer, each suitable for children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. For more information please get in touch!

But don't just take our word for it...

“I may have only been here for 3 days but with it being so fun, it felt like an eternity. I hope I can come again."

- Maria

“We loved it, it is perfect. Something for everyone and plenty to do. All very safe. The boys have loved all of it but the messy play was the fave! They loved the bouncy castle and meeting the animals too. The staff were really friendly and were really good at encouraging the boys to get involved."

- The Bhatt Family

"Made better relationships with some students and got to see them in a different light / environment. Memories made to last a lifetime. Experiences they wouldn't usually have the opportunity to have, like being away from home. Some students were more confident, some were more sociable and calmer and enjoyed the routine."

- Chapel-en-le-Frith School, Derbyshire

"A unique opportunity to see young people develop in a very special environment. Thanks for the ongoing support and partnership."

- Henshaws Society for Blind People, Manchester

"Families came to the Farm to have fun and that is exactly what they have achieved. These families are going through a difficult time, this holiday provided respite. It enabled then to get out from their grieving environment. The children had lots of fun, they smiled all day long."

- Once Upon a Smile, Manchester

Enjoyment for both children and to participate in activities together. My son tries to care for his sister and it would be nice to give him some time to play and enjoy himself without feeling that he needs to look after his sister."

- Rawnsley Family, Sale