An all-inclusive project for adults with learning difficulties, physical disabilities or mental health needs. Providing opportunities to individuals in a vast array of activities

Engage...

members by involving them in activities and learning new transferable skills in a safe, supportive and friendly environment.

Empowering...

members by encouraging them to realise their abilities and potential at their own pace and involving members in decision making through their social committee .

Enriching...

members lives by increasing social skills, sense of wellbeing and personal achievement.

A fun-filled all-inclusive project

We offer a tailored all inclusive programme that supports individuals at their level to improve skills, knowledge and understanding.

We carry out a number of horticultural activities throughout the year including
  • Health and safety
  • bulb planting
  • seed sowing
  • pricking out
  • planting
  • caring for plants
  • propagation
  • plant identification
  • tool identification
For members who enjoy horticulture and gardening, this will give them a great opportunity to learn new skills and techniques. We have a number of raised beds providing easy access and inclusivity for less mobile individuals and members in wheelchairs
We have a selection of small and large animals that we care for. These include
  • Guinea pigs
  • Rabbits
  • Chicks
  • Goats
  • Donkeys
  • Lambs
  • Alpacas
  • Emus
  • Poultry (hens, ducks, geese, turkeys)
These animals provide members with the opportunity to handle and care for them, tasks include:
  • Providing them with food and water,
  • Cleaning them out and bedding them down
  • Grooming and handling
  • Carrying out health checks
  • Exercising them eg walking the donkeys
For anyone with an interest in animals this provides the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and get real hands on experience with then in a safe and supportive environment
We help and encourage members to make healthier lifestyle choices. The following activities provide members with alternative choices and the opportunity to learn skills they can then use in their home
  • Food safety and hygiene
  • Cooking activities
  • Meal choices/planning
  • Food and nutrition
  • Varied of craft activities
We offer a wide range of wood working activities throughout the year. These include building
  • Bird houses
  • Bat boxes
  • Hedgehog houses
  • Bug hotels
  • Rabbit and guinea pig houses
  • Planters
  • Raised beds
(All of the above recycled wood is used where possible) We encourage members to be involved with all aspects of the wood working project from deciding what to build, planning how to build it, then finally the building of it. Our wood working activities give members hands on experience of working as part of a team, health and safety and conservation

What People Say About Us...

Robert

"We learnt about health and safety and how to try and stop accidents. I like working outside it makes me strong and fit and feel better. I am going to grow veg in raised beds and then eat them."

Adam

"I like working hard and getting fit it makes me feel good and proud that I do a good job. I love coming to the project its even better now because we have got more things to do I am a Director and am very proud to be one of this project."

Bryn

"I liked the challenge of building the raised beds and I thought it was good because we worked as a team and helped each other. I love working here because I am outside and there are no walls or anything. The staff and volunteers who work here and nice and friendly."

Abi

"I feel a lot more confident and love coming to the farm, working as part of the team."

Nicola

"I really enjoyed making the soups for our recipe book"

Jane

"At Christmas we did bulb planting and I helped to sell them I like selling what I have grown it makes me feel proud."

Contact the Team:

  • Address:

Adam's Activity Ark

Hawkshaw Farm, Longsight Rd, Blackburn BB2 7JA

  • Phone:

07931 515723 / 07715 271679

  • Email:

Adams Activity Ark is a registered C.I.C (Community Interest Company).
A C.I.C company is a type of Ltd company which exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders.