What They Said…….

“Thank you so much for having our Year 11 Maths and English students for residential. The experience was amazing for them in building their confidence and trying new activities. The accommodation and facilities are brilliant and the staff and activity workers are so friendly and helpful. I can’t thank you enough for a such a fantastic residential and I will happily be booking again.”

Airedale Academy April 2017

“Thank you to Heather, the activity staff, Chef and all the other lovely families for making this weekend so special. You were amazing and we had the best time!”

Christina – Short Breaks Family Weekend, March 2017


30 pupils have completed a residential booster of part additional Maths and English studies at Herd Farm with full activities. ‘Herd Farm as an alternative learning environment makes all the difference for students learning, helping pupils to be more focused’

Kate Fife, Teacher at City of Leeds Academy – 5th April


“Just wanted to say a huge thank you  for the fun day that we had yesterday. All the young people had a great time and all tried something new, which was great to see. So Thanks to you both for all your hard work and making us feel welcome, plus great to see and work with you both again….”

Lynne Cherry, Youth Service – Localities February 2017

“We had the most amazing time and we can’t thank your staff enough for their fun spirits and your wonderful hospitality. The food was amazing, the instructors were so lovely with the children and we all had a great time!”

Hannah, St George’s Church February 2017

“A massive thank you for hosting some of my Year 11 Spanish at Herd Farm last week. Our experience was exemplary. The organisation, and your staff were absolutely first class from the moment we arrived to the moment we left and made everything just so easy for me and my team to maintain such a positive environment. So a massive thank you.”

Quote from Teacher at Leeds West Academy November 2016

“Patience, tolerance of others, turn taking, listening and pride in achievement. These are all things Taylor lacked, but through the dedication and support. Alongside fun activities at Herd Farm, Taylor has achieved these enormously. When Taylor started I thought it was just going be a bit of fun. But it has turned out to be bags of fun for Taylor and a whole lot more. Taylor is now well placed for social interaction with others and joining in”. (name of boy changed for protection)

Quote from a mum of one of the regular After School Club members August 2016

“All the children had a wonderful week. Apparently they were all exhausted over the weekend and did nothing but sleep.

I can’t thank you enough for your support on the final day. We look forward to our return with next year’s year 6.”

Quote from Sarah Hewitt, Teacher, Pudsey Tyersal Primary School, May 2016

‘If I got the chance to go here again it would definitely be a yes’

‘We had an amazing time with you. From food to activities it was simply fantastic, we just can’t describe it enough!’

‘All of you were very supportive and encouraging ‘

‘I think the chef deserves a medal for his spectacular cooking.’

‘All activities at Herd Farm were very entertaining. The Zipline and Leap of Faith gave me goose bumps, but then I had no fear because John and Steve were there to encourage me!’

‘It was the best trip ever.’

‘This was by far the most unforgettable, exciting residential I’ve had so far.’

‘These three days were filled with entertainment, excitement and encouragement.’

Quote’s from pupil’s: Alwoodley Primary School July 2015


Just a quick note to say thank you for the care and support you all showed to my boys this weeked. They absolutely loved their time at Herd Farm. It was the first time one of my boys had been away from home without a familiar adult present but he felt supported and safe at all times which is fantastic.

They enjoyed meeting the other children and felt that they got a lot out of the whole experience.

The feedback we got from the staff was absolutely fabulous and we were so pleased to see how genuinely pleased the staff were that the children had succeeded and it was apparent just how much they had enjoyed their company.

Please pass on my thanks to the staff, the boys cannot wait to come back so please let me know when the next sessions that they will be eligible to attend are.

Warm regards

A mother from Leeds – Short Breaks Residentials

Fabulous day out at Herd Farm for sixteen disabled young people and adults. The staff were amazing and included everybody in the activities to the best of their ability. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The highlight of the day was the archery tournament between two teams. It helped build up team spirit and it was great to see everybody supporting each other. We look forward to returning in October

Bernie Baldwin