Registered Charity No. 1138396
Co. Ltd by Guarantee 7343296
Oak Tree Farm provides training and supported occupation for adults with learning disabilities, in a rural environment.

The Project provides opportunity, support and encouragement for people to learn new skills and to improve their existing ones, paving  the way into sheltered employment for those people for whom this is appropriate, whilst giving purposefull occupation to others.

Oak Tree Farm is situated on a 15 acre smallholding near the village of Hilderstone and is part of the Harrowby Estate of Sandon.


‘Oak Tree Farm provides a rural working environment where people with learning disabilities gain the skills, independence and confidence to take them towards an active role in society’.


Upcoming Closures

Oak Tree Farm Rural Project including our tea room, pottery shop and plant sales will be closed on the Bank Holiday - Monday 2nd May 2016 

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Plant Day, Saturday 14th May 2016 10am-4pm

Come along to get your bedding plants, perennials, vegetable plants and hanging baskets, then visit our tea room for light refreshments.  Our pottery shop will be open selling garden pots and other items all made at Oak Tree Farm and there will be a raffle, tombola, books and other stalls.

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Austin's Ice Ultra Marathon Challenge

Not satisfied with marathons in the desert and the jungle, local businessman and good friend of the farm Austin Jarrett has tested himself to the limit in the Arctic. The Ice Ultra Marathon is a 240km footrace across the Arctic in February. As cold as minus 30 degrees centigrade, deep snow, mainly in the dark and running in snow shoes have been the main challenges for Austin this time!

Well prepared by running in the desert in 2014 and in the Jungle last year Austin seemed confident, however 'there is a real risk of frost bite on some extremity' he said, which he had to be particularly careful about.

Austin returned to the UK unscathed having successfully completed the gruelling race.


To sponsor Austin go to his fundraising page

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'Musicals under the Stars'  2016

'Musicals under the Stars' 2016

The 'Musicals under the Stars' concert on 11th September 2015 featuring Beyond the Barricade was 'a triumph'!

Concert goers were treated to fabulous music from popular musicals, most notable 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Evita' and 'Les Miserables'.

The great news is that 'Musicals under the Stars' is back for 2016. Once again 'Beyond the Barricade' will perform in an open air concert at Sandon Hall. The date for your diary is Friday 9th September. Watch this space  -  tickets will be available soon!.

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Presentation

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Presentation

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service was presented to Oak Tree Farm Rural Project by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Ian Dudson, at a prestigious ceremony at Sandon Hall.  Longstanding volunteer, Margaret Shuker, assisted by more recent volunteer, Joel Paxton, accepted the crystal on behalf of the charity.  The certificate, signed by Her Majesty the Queen, was presented to Tony Browne.  Tony is the charity's longest serving trustee.

Pictures of the presentation can be seen in the gallery.

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Holiday Closures for 2016 and Christmas 2015

Please click below for a full list of our holiday closing for 2016 and Christmas 2015

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Gift Aid your donation to Oak Tree Farm

If you are kind enough to make a donation to the Oak Tree Farm Rural Project, we can reclaim tax on your donation.

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