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Fishing at Orchard Therapeutic Farm: A Tranquil Experience Amid Nature


At Orchard Therapeutic Farm, we harness the restorative power of nature through diverse activities tailored to the holistic development of children and young people. Our fishing programme offers a tranquil setting by our dedicated fishing lake, where participants can immerse themselves in various activities, from fishing to drawing and painting, fostering creativity, relaxation, and connection with nature.


What We Offer:

  1. Dedicated Fishing Lake: Nestled within the scenic surroundings of Orchard Therapeutic Farm, our fishing lake is abundant with a variety of fish. This idyllic setting provides participants with an enriching opportunity to learn, practice, and enjoy fishing in a serene environment under expert guidance.

  2. Fishing Experiences for All: Our fishing programme ensures that every child has the opportunity to engage in activities suited to their interests and skills. While some children may focus on fishing, learning essential techniques and potentially gaining qualifications, others may prefer sitting on the bank, drawing, and painting, captivated by the tranquil surroundings.

  3. Skill Development and Qualifications: Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants learn essential fishing techniques, including casting, baiting, knot tying, and fish handling. Some children have the opportunity to gain qualifications, enhancing their skills and knowledge in fishing and aquatic ecosystems.

  4. Creative Expression: Beyond fishing, our serene fishing lake offers a peaceful environment for creative expression. Some participants enjoy sitting on the bank, drawing, and painting, inspired by the tranquil surroundings, natural beauty, and serene ambiance. This creative outlet fosters relaxation, mindfulness, and artistic exploration.


Why Choose Fishing at Orchard Therapeutic Farm?


  • Holistic Development: Our fishing programme aligns with our holistic approach, addressing physical, emotional, cognitive, and social dimensions of development. Participants engage in activities tailored to their interests, fostering well-being, creativity, resilience, and a deeper connection with nature.

  • Safe and Supportive Environment: Safety remains our top priority. Under the supervision of our experienced staff, participants navigate fishing and creative activities in a secure, supportive, and educational setting, ensuring positive experiences, skill development, and enjoyment.

  • Therapeutic Benefits: Fishing and creative expression offer therapeutic benefits, including relaxation, mindfulness, stress relief, emotional well-being, and artistic exploration. Participants immerse themselves in activities that promote tranquillity, creativity, and connection with the natural world.

  • Connection with Nature: Our fishing programme provides a unique opportunity to connect with nature, appreciate its beauty, and develop a lifelong passion for fishing, creativity, and environmental stewardship. Participants create lasting memories, develop essential life skills, and foster a deeper appreciation for the wonders of nature.


For more information about our fishing programme or any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Join us at Orchard Therapeutic Farm for a memorable, educational, and enriching experience by our dedicated fishing lake.