Family Inspired Business

The experience of caring for family members with

Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's helped us understand the difficulties faced by people living with dementia

and their carers but it also made us realise the

well-being benefits of green spaces, something we felt

we could provide here for people who

need any level of  care.  


After visiting a sensory farm near Manchester

and being inspired by the work undertaken there, 

we began to look at how we could deliver

outdoor based activities on our small holding

for people and their carers.


Opened in 2018, Lower House Sensory Farm is a dementia friendly space

offering farm based activities for people being cared for at home,

day care and residential care.

Schools, groups and clubs also welcome.

 The pre-booked sessions run for two hours with activities such as gardening,

exploring, watching wildlife, pony and animal care and spending time 

in the polytunnels and vegetable and fruit gardens.

Refreshments are served in the two hours which can be enjoyed

in The Bothy or the outdoor seating area.

We also have a disabled toilet and on site parking.

The Bothy is our indoor room with seating and a log burner which is a great place for socialising, meetings, clubs, music sessions and those bad weather days.

Please note:

Lower House Sensory Farm is a working smallholding and a family home,

is not an open public space.



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Bentham and District Dementia Friendly Community

Dementia Friends

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