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Manor Oaks Farm

Manor Oaks Farm offers work experience opportunity for people with learning difficulties, and a chance to become a valued member of the wider Green Estate team.


Your chance to be part of a real working farm! You will help look after our chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, donkeys and pigs.  They all need feeding, cleaning out, grooming and caring for and the eggs collected and delivered to the cafe.  Then there are herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers to grow and harvest for use in the café, to take home or for making your own delicious treats on our camp stove.  In poor weather there are warm and dry barns and workshop areas for you to try your hand at mosaic work, willow weaving, woodwork and seasonal crafts. 

Our main emphasis is on you becoming a part of the wider Green Estate team and at Manor Oaks Farm and you will gain valuable work experience as well as make many new friends.  There will be times when other staff and volunteer teams call on your help and if you want you will be given the chance to join them in their work across the whole site preparing for events or supporting local community groups.  You will also have the opportunity, if you like, to hone your skills supporting visitors to site and on occasions giving tours of the Farm.

On top of the routine, every day tasks which must be done we will provide you with opportunities and choices to try new things and learn new skills.  Popular progression routes include working with wood recycling business and training our donkeys for children’s rides. As a key team member your ideas and suggestions will help in making decisions about what vegetables to plant, what activities to do, our design of landscapes, gardens and animal shelters and even where to have our Xmas meal! 

If you need PA support your PA is more than welcome and expected to join in with all the activities on the Farm to ensure you get the most out of your day. We look forward to working with you soon!

Who to contact

Contact Name
Juliet Grace
Contact Position
Social Inclusion Manager
0114 276 2828

Where to go

Manor Oaks Farm
Green Estate
389 Manor Lane
South Yorkshire
S2 1UL

Manor Oaks Farm is at the heart of Sheffield Manor Lodge, a hidden gem of a site situated less than 2 miles from the city centre.  There are Artist Studios, a Cafe, a Discovery Centre and open parkland.  The Farm team gets the chance to explore the whole site and enjoy all it has to offer.

Hot and cold drinks and delicious snacks and lunches can be bought at the cafe though most of our clients prefer to bring a packed lunch to eat together either outside on the picnic benches, or in the cosy Farm Team barn.


When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00am - 3.30pm (50 weeks a year)
Time of day
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Services Awarded RPL
Social, cultural & learning opportunities

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£48 (inc VAT) Per day
Referral required
Age Range
15 years to 100 years
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Changing facilities
  • Days out/visits
  • Catering facilities
  • Meeting Rooms

Local Offer


If you are in transition between school or college and the wider world you are welcome to join any of our adult programmes during your school or college holidays.  The Farm team will look forward to welcoming you to Manor Oaks, introducing you to the site and the animals and showing you the ropes.  This is a great opportunity for you to test out services you might be interested in taking up once you leave school or college, meet new people and make new friends.


We also provide specific sessions during the summer holidays for disabled young people and siblings on the Farm - please contact us or see the website for more details.

Contact Name
Juliet Grace
Contact Telephone
0114 267 7629
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
SEN Provision Type

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 

You must be aged between 15 and 25. You will need to complete an Individual Risk Assessment before you start so we can support you fully on site.  You must love being outdoors and be interested in working with animals.  You will be happy to work in a small supportive team. If you require personal support your PA or support worker is welcome to join in with all the farm activity to ensure you can access and enjoy everything.

Do you operate a waiting list? 
Waiting list details 

We offer places on a first come first served basis

Staffing arrangements 
Able to assist children/young people to access all activities and services
Staffing arrangements details 

1 Activity Leader works with the Farm team with additional staffing support for specific tasks.  We also have 2 volunteers who work with the Farm team. 

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

All staff and volunteers are experienced in working with young people and are trained in Safeguarding, Animal & Human Hygiene, Health & Safety and are DBS checked.

How do you communicate with your service users? 
Directly with parents/carers
Progress updates provided

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