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Disabled Child – South Devon Railway & Totnes Rare Breeds Farm **FULLY BOOKED**

Disabled Child – South Devon Railway & Totnes Rare Breeds Farm **FULLY BOOKED**
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Date/Time
Saturday 14th September 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

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**This activity is for children/young people with a disability/additional need to attend with a parent/carer (2 if required). Siblings are unable to attend this activity**

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We will be travelling by steam train from South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh Station to Totnes taking in the beautiful scenery along the River Dart on the way. 

On arrival at the station we will visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm where you will have the opportunity to explore at your leisure as well as taking part in a group owl talk and a guinea pig handling session. 

Please arrive at 10am, to collect tickets and board the train. We will return back for 4pm. The train ride each way is 30 minutes. Totnes Rare Breeds farm have a cafe where you can purchase lunch and they also have a picnic area if you would like to bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks can be purchased on board the train. The Rare Breeds farm is fully accessible for wheelchairs with firm, flat paths and wide gates on the animal pens, however unfortunately there is no Changing places facility, only a standard disabled toilet, and toilets are located on the train platform.

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£10 per child/young person – please only book 1 space but indicate how many adults will be accompanying (max of 2).

Up to 4 wheelchairs can be accommodated on the train, please book a Wheelchair Ticket when booking if you require one.

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Bookings

This event is fully booked.

What our friends and families say...

“Thank you, yet again, to Friends & Families of Special Children for providing opportunities for my son that I never thought he would be able to do.  During the summer he was able to have surfing lessons and enjoy other water sport activities organised by the charity.   When we arrive at the sessions they are always very well planned and as parents we have no explaining to do and even better no apologising for our child’s behaviour!  The staff have an amazing understanding and empathy on the needs of various disabilities of the children and this helps to keep everyone relaxed and happy including the parents/carers!”

October 2015

“It was the best day ever being able to go swimming as a family with her little sister who can only use a hydrotherapy pool. We’re so grateful we can have unforgettable days out thanks to the events you put on. We can thank you enough.”

May 2016

“Not only does the charity provide exciting experiences for the children but can also help with much needed support for the parents.  Being a parent of a disabled child can at times be very lonely and isolating.  To meet with other parents on these activity days is a breath of fresh air and helps you to realise that there are many other people like you facing the similar day to day challenges of having a disabled child.  From our personal experiences we can share stories, offer help and advice and even make new friends.”

January 2018

“The emotional support I received from my befriender was fantastic and the opportunity to off load and reveal my concerns and fears was like having a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.”

Gareth Allen (parent)

“What a fantastic friendly welcoming place. We visited for the first time this morning for help to fill in a DLA form for our eldest daughter. We were given great help and advice with something we found very overwhelming and difficult.”

February 2017

“Thank you to all staff for looking after our kids at Magdalen Farm. Oliver has really enjoyed himself and can’t wait till the next time.”

August 2017

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