Get Involved In Farm Life

Here at My Step Up we offer a great variety of different farm activities for adults with autism and other learning difficulties.


There's plenty of work to do on a farm: taking horses out to the field; grooming animals; cleaning stables; collecting eggs; filling hay nets; feeding chickens; tending to the sheep and goats; fixing fencing; painting walls and so much more.


We're always busy, no matter the weather. We’re open all year, even in winter!

We take pride in the fact we offer the opportunity for our clients to participate in fun, outdoor activities where they can experience what it’s like to work on a farm, socialise with others and be part of a team.

Taking part in physical and outside work offers a huge amount of benefits. Over the years, we’ve seen how working outdoors can increase confidence, reduce stress and benefit overall health and mental wellbeing. We encourage our clients to work together and socialise.

What We Do

At our farm, we have an incredible choice of engaging and interactive activities for adults with autism.

General Farm Work

Animal Therapy

Animal Care

DIY Work (woodwork, painting, etc)


Group Activities

Please note some of these activities are dependant on the weather.

Looking After Animals

Studies have shown how animal assisted therapy can offer massive benefits to mental health. Here at My Step Up, we encourage our clients to interact and look after the animals. Playing with the goats or grooming a horse can be a relaxing and reassuring experience.


We have many different types of farm and domestic animals, with so much choice we can cater to our clients’ needs and preferences.

The Benefits Of Going To A Farm For Adults With Autism

Our day centre has been running for over six years and we’ve seen the positive impact working on a farm can have for adults with autism.



  • Increase Confidence
  • Benefit Mental Health
  • Improve Social Skills
  • Have Fun!
  • Interact With Animals
  • Reduce Anxiety

  • Reduce Depression

  • Improve Physical Health

  • Be Outdoors

  • Gain Work Experience

Want To Learn More About Us?

Please contact us and we’d be happy to tell you about our services or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.


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