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The Salvation Army's Hadleigh Farm has evolved over the last 120 years. Today we are a commercial farm, a place of natural beauty, committed to environmental and social progress, and home to an English Heritage site.

As well as being the host venue for the London 2012 Mountain Bike course, Hadleigh Farm offers a number of attractions for the whole family. Our guided walks offer a fascinating insight into the Hadleigh Farm area, including the historic 14th century Hadleigh Castle and our commercial farm.

Our tea rooms are renowned throughout the local community and beyond for the quality of food and the atmosphere. You will be served by trainees from the Hadleigh Training Centre which works to re-train people with special educational needs. Next to the tea room is the farm shop where we sell unique homemade goods and produce.

We combine our commitment to environmental conservation with family fun at our rare breeds centre. People of all ages will love our rare ponies, pigs and goats.

Since opening in 1990, the Hadleigh Training Centre has worked with a number of organisations, including local authorities and the job centre, with the main aim of training people with special educational needs in contemporary subjects such as IT skills, carpentry, and life skills.

Check out our wide range of courses in our employment development programme.

The Salvation Army extends a helping hand to those who are homeless, friendless and in need.

We passionately believe that no one is beyond hope, however great their problems. That disadvantaged people are given respect and access to the practical, social and spiritual support they need to realise their God-given potential and recover their personal dignity.

There when you need us.

Contact Details

Salvation Army Hadleigh Farm,
Castle Lane,
Benfleet,
Essex, SS7 2AP

Phone: 01702 426260

Or send us e-mail at: emma.sayer@salvationarmy.org.uk

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Hadleigh Training Centre

Castle Lane,
Benfleet,
Essex, SS7 2AP

Phone: 01702 426260

Or send us an email: htcadmin@salvationarmy.org.uk

Keep in touch

Phone: 01702 426260

Or send us e-mail at htcadmin@salvationarmy.org.uk

 

Did you know...

With the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 the British government agreed to look after a number of Basque refugee children. Some of these children ended up under the Salvation Army's care in East London and at Hadleigh. In 1939 the farm also provided accommodation for nearly 70 Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Germany and Eastern Europe.