Based in the Vale of Glamorgan, the Amelia Trust Farm is a countryside sanctuary for all to enjoy. As a registered charity supporting vulnerable people, we deliver the GROW programme for young people who are struggling in mainstream education.
We also extend our caring and nurturing environment to adults with learning disabilities and we are open to the general public throughout the year. With woodland walks, animals to see, play areas and a café, there is plenty to do and enjoy.
We have several events on throughout the year, and don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with our news!
What we have to offer:
Our animals: Here at the farm we are home to over 20 wonderful species, little and large, from our chatty guinea pigs to our curious donkeys.
We are a registered charity care farm as well as being a donkey sanctuary. We are devoted to caring for our animals and every effort goes into ensuring the highest standard of welfare and care is given. We pride ourselves on educating our service users and the public about the local wildlife and nature, animal welfare and wellbeing and the rewards of caring for animals. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for our #AnimalUpdate days where you can see photographs of our farm animals!
Woodlands and Trails: We have 28 acres of woodland for you to explore and various trails to keep you interested. Our trails are designed to help you explore the woodlands and introduce you to the diversity of wildlife and wide variety of landscapes.
Birthday parties: Celebrate your child’s birthday in our beautiful countryside setting, situated on our fabulous 160 - acre Care Farm, based in the Vale of Glamorgan, easy to get to, 5 minutes from the A48 and close to the M4 and Cardiff. With a range of party packages to suit every child and their friends, there’s free range fun for everyone! Suitable for children 3+ years and above. Visit our Birthday Parties page for more information on how to book and the different packages we have available!
School and group trips: “The Farm is an outdoor classroom” - Come and explore the Farm and Woodlands with teacher-led activities. Join our outdoor classroom environment, learning outside has never been more engaging and fun. We offer schools, colleges, nursery and adult groups the opportunity to take part in various activities where booking is essential, including our Self-Guided Farm Tour and the magical Gnome and Fairy Trail. Leaders packs available for Farm Tour and activity sheets and pencils for every participating child for both activities. Pop us an email or call the office on ….. to discuss!
Venue hire: here at Amelia Trust Farm, we have venues to hire including our bunkhouse, Conference and training venue, Creative Space, Sports Hall and Picnic Shelter and BBQ Hire.
Spiritual place: We welcome everyone to the Farm. For some people, Amelia Trust Farm is a special place for reflection and a haven of peace.
We have a Prayer Labyrinth at the Farm where groups or individuals can walk and pray and a Celtic Cross which was dedicated as a symbol of God's presence on the Farm and opened by HRH Prince of Wales in 1997.
Amelia Trust Farm was set up with the support of the Methodist Church in Wales and it is a prime example of service to the community and caring for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. The Farm’s Chaplain is a Methodist Minister whose role it is to support the staff, volunteers and service users of the Farm, and to reflect the rich Christian heritage of The Methodist Church at the Farm through prayer, quiet days and various services throughout the year - for example, at Christmas and Harvest-time. Members of the Methodist Church are also active as trustees and volunteers at the Farm.
Virtual tour of our farm: