Care Farming in Cornwall

Talons Care Farm and Animal Sanctuary is a serene haven nestled in the heart of the Cornish countryside, where the harmonious coexistence of humans and animals takes centre stage. At Talons, care farming is not just a practice; it’s a way of life, fostering holistic healing and connection with nature.

As you step onto the lush grounds of Talons, you’re greeted by the gentle rustle of leaves and the soft chirping of birds and sounds of the animals. Here, individuals with additional needs and disabilities come seeking solace and renewal to find refuge amidst the picturesque landscape.

Care farming at Talons revolves around the therapeutic alliance between humans and animals. The farm provides a nurturing environment where visitors can engage in meaningful activities, tending to the needs of rescued animals, pond dipping and even meeting the residents of the sanctuary.

Talons care farm and animal sanctuary Cornwall
Talons care farm and animal sanctuary Cornwall
Talons care farm and animal sanctuary Cornwall


The heartbeat of Talons is its diverse array of animal inhabitants, each with a unique story of resilience and redemption. From majestic horses to inquisitive alpacas and bustling hens, every creature on the farm serves as a teacher and a healer. Visitors are invited to bond with these creatures, forging connections that transcend words and touch the soul.

At Talons, care farming activities are tailored to individual needs and preferences. Whether it’s grooming horses, feeding the chickens, or simply sitting and taking in the peace and quiet with Fleur the alpaca, every task is an opportunity for personal growth and reflection. Through hands-on experiences and guided interactions, visitors discover the transformative power of empathy, compassion, and reciprocity.

Beyond its role as a care farm, Talons is a steward of environmental conservation and sustainability. The farm aims to promote biodiversity and ecological harmony. Visitors are encouraged to participate in eco-friendly practices and foster a deeper connection to the land and its natural cycles.

Talons Care Farm and Animal Sanctuary is more than just a place; it’s a sanctuary for the body, mind, and spirit. Here, amidst the gentle whispers of nature and the unconditional love of animals, individuals find healing, purpose, and a renewed sense of belonging with no judgement and no expectations.

Care farming visit information

  • Fully funded visits available to groups only – minimum four clients.
  • Most of our site is wheelchair accessible but we do not currently have an accessible toilet (we are working on this!).
  • There are no age restrictions.
  • The farm is near Looe (SE Cornwall), and is open from April to October for care farm visits.
  • There are a limited number of fully funded visits so early booking is advised. Clients are responsible for the cost of transport.
  • The fully funded visits are open to groups that are deemed ‘less advantaged’. Please contact us for eligibility criteria.
  • Due to a very narrow access lane, a minibus is the largest passenger vehicle we can accommodate.
  • There is a maximum of 10 clients per visit (plus essential carers).
  • Clients must bring their own food and drink.
  • Sensible outdoor clothing, with sturdy shoes must be worn.
  • We are fully insured and DBS checked.
  • We have risk assessments and safeguarding policies that are available on request.
  • We would advise that the organising care/supervisor must visit us beforehand to confirm arrangements, and undertake their own risk assessment.

Please contact us for any enquiries, or to make a booking.

Talons care farm and animal sanctuary Cornwall

We would like to thank Cornwall National Landscape who generously funded all the materials and equipment that has enabled us to become fully accessible, through their  Farming in Protected Landscapes programme.


Your support is needed, and appreciated, as our running costs continue to rise across the board.