Throughout the year, the Trust takes the people we support out and about on day trips around the local area. Most of these days are organised by the Aldingbourne Country Centre and funded by the Friends of Aldingbourne Trust, which is an independent charity committed to supporting the work of the Trust. Everything they do is dedicated to facilitating the Trust’s activities and promoting independence and inclusion for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
With the help of the Friends of Aldingbourne Trust, the Aldingbourne Country Centre have had a busy spring calendar of events, including:
In April they had two trips to High Beeches at Handcross. Their Gardens consist of 27 acres of woodland and water, so there were a lot of rare, exotic and award-winning plants to learn about. They enjoyed a lovely lunch in the tearooms, and everyone was quite tired at the end of the day from all the walking, but it was a great day out.
On 29th April they enjoyed a trip to a football tournament. The Aldingbourne Country Centre is affiliated to the Sussex County Football Association, and we have our own official registered team ‘Aldingbourne Country Centre FC’. Everyone had a great day out, and they all received a certificate for taking part.
On Friday 24th May the farm group enjoyed a wonderful day out to the New Forest Wildlife Park. They saw lots of exotic animals, including deer, wolves, otters, owls, wild boars, ferrets and a lynx. They had a guided tour from the lovely guides Laura and Vicky, and were told all about the habitats and behaviour of the different animals in the park. It was fun and interesting and everyone had a great time.
Also in May, the Aldingbourne Country Centre organised to take two groups swimming at the Arundel Lido. Before they enjoyed a swim, they helped out by doing a little bit of gardening to tidy up the flower beds. Everyone worked really hard at getting things tidied up before enjoying a well deserved dip in the pool, followed by refreshments in their café.
Visit www.aldingbournetrust.org/friends for information on how you can support our charity by becoming a member of the Friends of Aldingbourne Trust.
Aldingbourne Country Centre
SUMMER (1 Apr – 31 Oct)
10:00 – 17:00
Cafe´/ Farm close 16:30
WINTER (1 Nov – 31 Mar)
10:00 – 16:00
Cafe´/ Farm close 15:30
Please note that on a Wednesday only, the Farm opens at 11am (and opens at 10am every other day). All other activities open at 10 as usual.
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