Frequently Asked Questions

Visiting CAFT

Who is CAFT for and how can I check if my child is eligible? 
Children aged 0-17 who are living challenging lives. This includes children whose lives are impacted by illness, additional needs, sensory impairment, disability, social disadvantage, and by the needs of a family member or by bereavement.

Do parents and carers need to remain present?
Yes. Whilst our wonderful CAFT crew are on hand to help with activities; parents, guardians and carers must remain with the children at all times. 

Can an eligible child’s siblings come along too?
Absolutely! An adventure at the farm is for the whole family, not just the child with life challenges.

How do I book a day visit?
Visits to CAFT can only be made by application only. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for application windows or contact us through / 01565 830053

How long is a day visit?
2-3 hours.

How do I book a residential visit?
Our residential application is currently closed. Please e-mail to enquire for further details. 

What activities are available at CAFT?
Our day visits are all outside with time enjoying our animals, our adventure playground and in our woodland area. Residential visits also have access to our indoors areas including an art room, sports hall, sensory room and more. Click here to see all of our facilities. 

Are school and group visits available?
Yes, on application to

How many other groups/families will also be there on my visit?
There may be up to 30 families in total on site on a regular day visit. We do offer quieter slots where there would be up to 15 families (up to 9 for quietest) to allow all families to enjoy our outdoor facilities in a way that suits their needs. You can request a quieter slot on the application form.

Supporting CAFT

How can I donate to CAFT? 
You can donate here, e-mail to make a Bacs payment, send us a cheque, phone us on 01565 830053 or pop in to pass your financial donation to us in person.

How can I find out about volunteer opportunities?
You can read about our volunteering opportunities here. Please e-mail to get involved.

How can I get involved with CAFT?
There are endless opportunities to get involved from our challenges and events to volunteering! Please e-mail or call 01565 830053 and we can find something that suits you!

Do you accept donations of goods?
Yes! CAFT is like running a hotel, adventure centre, farm and youth club all in one! The list of goods we need is endless but includes the following; food (dried goods, snacks, confectionary, baking supplies), art and craft supplies, cleaning materials and equipment, and animal supplies. Throughout our seasonal programmes we also rely on collectors of Easter eggs, selection boxes and Christmas presents! You can also donate quality goods directly to our charity shop in Knutsford.