Futures Farm is set in the beautiful coastal village of Woolacombe which lies along the North Devon Coasts Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and we are lucky enough to have stunning views of the beach and sea from all angles of the farm.
We have seen first hand, the positive effect outdoor learning can have on the individual and we want to share this by working in partnership with you to meet the needs of the young people and adults in your care.View Our Programmes
We have a variety of animals at Futures Farm all of whom provide opportunity for those who visit to get hands on experience of animal care.
The animal numbers ebb and flow throughout the year and we have encourage those working with us to be part of the buying, breeding and caring process allowing an insight into farm animal life from start to finish.
We are lucky enough to have a large organic allotment at Futures Farm and we have been experimenting with growing various fruits and vegetables. With the produce we hope to build on the work we have started using our small site kitchen to produce jams, chutneys and other tasty goods with those who attend the farm. We also have an evolving nature area with beautiful views all built by the young people and adults working with us.
Nature is in our blood and we come from a long line of Devon Farmers living in and around Woolacombe for generations. Corrina’s family have worked the land here since the 1930s incorporating both arable and livestock farming, producing tomatoes, potatoes, hay, straw (to name a few) and having a dairy farm which included delivering milk to the whole village before John (Corrina’s dad) settled on sheep farming. Futures Farm is the next step in this progressive environment and as educators and members of our community we are passionate about giving back, supporting and educating those around us in the ways of farming which have been handed down through the family.
"Being physically active and outdoors has always been my passion and working with animals and the land has enhanced my love of the natural environment and inspired me to launch Futures Farm – people don’t realise what a powerful tool we have around us and it is my aim to ensure that everyone can have the opportunity to harness this through the hands on, practical, fun experiences Futures Farm can provide."
"Being around nature has been a part of my life since I was born – seeing my children grow and learn in this amazing environment has encouraged me to enable others to benefit from this experience. I previously specialised in motivating and engaging vulnerable students through my teaching and support work in schools across Devon. The Great Outdoors is a fantastic alternative programme, which has inspired and motivated many of the young people I have been lucky enough to work with. I’m excited about the potential opportunities awaiting our visitors, both young and old, on our family farm."
"Being outside and close to nature has always been important to me. I’ve always had a passion for working with animals and have done this at various animal charities as we as growing up looking after and riding horses."
"I enjoy sharing my love for nature with all the visitors we have at the farm and hope that they will get as much pleasure from their experiences on the farm and around the animals as I do."
"After wandering and working around lovely parts of France, Spain and Italy, I settled in north Devon with a job at Skern Lodge activity centre. I spent eight great years there instructing, coaching and teaching outdoor sports such as kayaking, climbing and surfing. The main client group at Skern Lodge is school children of all ages but I was also part of the team that supported youth groups, adults and clients with additional needs."
"A change of thought lead to me work at a local primary school as a classroom assistant for a year before the great outdoors (and my great friend Craig) drew me back into the fresh air and up to Futures Farm! I've loved the challenge of learning loads about looking after all sorts of animals and imparting that on others as well as working with people of all ages and abilities in this supportive ad inspiring rural setting."
"As a sport enthusiast with a background in Sport Rehabilitation and Learning Support I strongly believe in the positive role active learning plays in our physical and mental wellbeing. After working with young people in mainstream education, providing alternative provisions and programmes to support academic, social and emotional aspects of life, I am proud to continue this work at Futures Farm - an environment that I believe not only thrives in enabling a spectrum of support for people of all ages but also provides access and the opportunity to work with Nature at its finest."
"My background in teaching Art and being a Silversmith helps me to plan a range of art projects, covering everything from painting to sculpture. I like to incorporate the farm and the natural environment into these tasks."
"This variety supports the differing needs of the individuals who attend the farm and I enjoy being able to help them grow in confidence. Enabling them to become more independent with their jobs and having a go at new challenges, be that during an art session or with the farm at large."
"The variety of pupils we have, combined with the farming calendar means that every day brings something new, and I enjoy working in this every changing environment."