Fferm Ymddiriedolaeth Amelia

The Amelia Trust Farm

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The Farm has an abundance of natural flora and fauna which thrive in the many varied habitats of ponds, woodlands, hedgerows and meadows on site.

 

 

What and where are we?

Donated to the Methodist Church, the Amelia Trust Farm is a working farm on a 160 acre lowland site and is easily accessible on the A4226 Bonvilston to Barry Road. It has historically been a livestock farm, but now boasts revitalised oak and hazel coppice woodlands, ponds and a natural wetland meadow.

The many friendly farm animals are accessible to the public all year round, either in the Animal Centre during the cold winter months, or out in the special paddocks during the rest of the year.

Hand made farm produce, souvenirs and refreshments are available from our Visitors Centre.

 

 

The Amelia Trust Farm
Whitton Rosser,
Five Mile Lane, Walterston,
Barry, South Glamorgan,
CF62 3AS

Tel: (01446) 781427
Fax: (01446) 781130

 

The site has no fixed entrance fee to visiting families so we rely on people donating what they can afford.

 

Aims of the Trust.

The project provides valuable educational, training and recreational facilities in a tranquil rural environment. We offer these services to all, but we target those people in most need. The site has no fixed entrance fee to visiting families so we rely on people donating what they can afford. The opportunity to enjoy the countryside is thus accessible to the most disadvantaged in our society. On the Farm every effort has been made to provide access for the disabled.

The Trust has a special interest in working with young people who are at risk from a life of crime, alcohol, drugs and solvent abuse. We actively encourage and support people, to rebuild what can be shattered lives by positive deeds and thoughts. The Trust also provides opportunities for people with learning difficulties to experience an active outdoor life.

The team.

The Farm is managed by a voluntary Council of Management who seek to encourage people to become actively involved in the activities of the Farm. We rely heavily on volunteers from all ages and backgrounds to keep the Farm looking and feeling good. The staff and volunteers ensure the upkeep of the site thus allowing visitors to discover for themselves that life in all its forms is precious and that we are stewards of a wonderful world teeming with beauty and variety.

Resources.

The Farm has Community Workshops which house a number of activities, namely :

  • Woodwork

  • Pottery
  • Silk Screen Printing
  • Music
  • Arts and Crafts

We also have the 36 bed Hilda Dore hostel, a Field Study Centre and the Coed Crannog Dell Amphitheatre on site. All of these facilities are available at minimal cost by booking with the farm.

 

Operation.

It is intended that the Farm will eventually become self-financing by operating a range of services and enterprises.

Our operational plan is based around a working farm, offering:

  • Close proximity to the City of Cardiff, St Fagan's, the Heritage Coast, and Cardiff Bay

  • A 36 bed hostel, picnic areas, barbecues, and day visits for schools
  • Pottery, silk screen printing, music and woodwork workshops
  • An Adventure Course and the Coed Crannog Dell Amphitheatre
  • A Field Study and Exhibition Centre
  • Gardens, herb sales area, and paths for disabled people
  • A Rare Breeds unit
  • Woodland and pond management, nature trails

  • Horticultural Unit, Bee keeping, wildlife, gardening

  • Practical training and education in crafts, environmental and conservational issues and animal care.

 

 

Thanks to all our friends and supporters of the Amelia Trust Farm, which include:-

  • Huggard Charitable Trust

  • Pencoed College
  • Vale of Glamorgan County Council
  • Cardiff County Council
  • Environment Wales
  • BBC Children in Need
  • Wales Council for Voluntary Action
  • Coed Cymru
  • Barry Comprehensive School
  • Princes' Trust - Bro
  • Lloyds / TSB Foundation
  • Wales Tourist Board
  • Blue Circle Cement
  • Castle Nails
  • Agatha Christie Trust for Children
  • J. Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust
  • Sheldon Trust
  • Various Churches
  • Joseph Rank Benevolent Trust

 


The Amelia Trust Farm

Easily accessible to Cardiff and the whole of South Wales.

Location Map

Whitton Rosser,
Five Mile Lane, Walterston,
Barry, South Glamorgan,
CF62 3AS

Tel: (01446) 781427
Fax: (01446) 781130

"Providing a unique opportunity for individuals to gain a sense of personal value, self esteem, confidence, new knowledge, craft and social skills".

 

This is an outreach of the Amelia Methodist Trust which was established in 1991.

Registered Charity Number 1053468