The Newlands Bishop Farm at Catherine de Barnes creates a fun positive rural farming activity facility in beautiful surroundings that provides unique work experiences in horticulture, woodwork, gardening, horse care, catering and retail and animal husbandry.
Since 2002 when the Newlands Bishop Farm project joined the Family Care Trust, the farm has developed significantly.
There is now a modern barn where machinery is stored, as well as housing a woodworking unit.
In 2008 NBF were awarded a grant to build the stable block and have since been awarded a Riding Establishment Permit that will allow the development of a riding school.
Berry’s Café located at the entrance of the farm, opened in late 2011. The café includes a training kitchen and café to provide service users with the opportunity to gain commercial catering/retail skills. Berry’s café is also open to the public during the week from 10:30am to 2:30pm and weekends 10-3pm. The café also produces some fantastic fruit jams and preserves each year which are all for sale during the year as well as honey produced by the farms bees on site.
Since 2005 Newlands Bishop Farm has had a partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College to provide opportunities for our project workers to gain qualifications in ICT and numeracy/literacy. In 2009 NBF were awarded an Excellence Star Award from the college for our outstanding service to training and development of the project workers.
Newlands Bishop Farm has many partnerships with local organisations who often attend to help with our farm work or take part in outdoor education activities.
Newlands Bishop Farm at-a-glance
Newlands Bishop Farm, Berry Hall Lane, Catherine de Barnes, Solihull, B91 2RY