Welcome to Wellies-On

“Tell me and I’ll forget; Show me and I might remember; Involve me and I’ll understand.”

We are a 40 acre social farm (care farm) based in Abberton just outside of Colchester in the heart of the Essex countryside. A social farm brings together the care of the land, environment and animals with care of the people. A social farm opens its doors to anyone who can benefit from being out in the countryside and enjoy taking part in the daily life of a working farm.

Please note that we are not a farm that is open to the general public.

In order to access our therapeutic and educational services individuals need to be referred.

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Discover more about what we do

  • Meet The Team

    Meet The Team

    Wellies-On is uniquely qualified with a wealth of professionals to deliver first-class services. Meet The Team and discover more.
  • Educational Services

    Educational Services

    A unique opportunity for young people to recognised qualifications while participating in the day to day life of a working farm.
  • Services For Adults

    Services For Adults

    We offer a nurturing environment for adults who need additional support such as those who have learning disabilities and/or those with mental health issues.
  • Flat Pack Farm

    Flat Pack Farm

    Find out how we can bring our farm to you. Ideal for any group who would find it difficult to come to us
  • Team Building

    Team Building

    Escape from the confines of the office and boardroom and discover the great outdoors with a Wellies-On team building day.
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

    Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

    We offer Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning to individuals, couples and groups who want to make significant and lasting changes in their lives.
  • Farm Visits

    Farm Visits

    Walk around our wheelchair accessible site and interact with all areas of the farm. A treat for all the senses.
  • Corporate Engagement

    Corporate Engagement

    Nexus actively works to support charity and is targeted to raise funds each year for the chosen charity. At Nexus you have the opportunity to put yourself ahead of your competitors by aligning yourself with their charities. Wellies-On is proud to be supported by Nexus.
  • Our News

    Our News

    Our blogs provides fascinating insights in to what we do, be it on the farm or in the wider community.


Watch our new film to find out more about us

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Together on Tuesdays

“Together on Tuesdays”  is a free of charge community venture for all ages and will run 3.30pm – 5pm (term times) and 10am – 3.00pm during summer and Easter holidays.

Activities will include:

  • Helping feed and groom the animals
  • Reading, knitting and sewing clubs
  • Growing your own vegetables

More details here.

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