The Be Project
Welcome to The Be Project at Bumblebarn!
The Be Project is a social enterprise with the purpose of improving the mental and physical health of people of all abilities by providing Animal Assisted Activities with our friendly Alpacas,
Miniature Shetland Ponies, Chickens, Ducks and other animals!
What are we? A Social Enterprise – a not for profit business focused on social goals
What are our goals? Our goal is to help people live healthy lives by improving their mental and
physical health through animal assisted activities
Where are we? We operate from Bumblebarn, Beeston Regis, Norfolk and can also visit locations
within 30 miles
What do we do? We offer Animal Assisted Activities to benefit your mental and physical health
Who can use our services? Anyone! We offer a variety of activities for all abilities. We currently only offer an adults only programme, however are working towards accreditation so we can offer our services to local schools or home education groups.
Adults Animal Assisted Activity Sessions
£15 per participant per session
sessions are approx 1.5 hours long
Suitable for adults of all abilities, our Animal Assisted Activity Sessions are a wellness activity with a difference.
Booked in blocks of six weekly sessions, each week we will feed and stroke our alpaca friends, forging bonds and learning each other’s language. We will take them for a short stroll, allowing ourselves to enjoy the gentle pace they set and develop our skills handling them. This will be followed by an optional hot drink and then either a craft or activity. At the end there will be free time and participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch to eat in the Cosy Cabin, while enjoying the company of the animals and the relaxing sights and sounds of nature all around.
Crafts and activities will make use of natural materials as well as engagement with the animals and the world around us. They are designed to enliven the senses and boost the self-regard of the participants, providing enriching stimulation which benefits the body and mind. We may be creating with clay, clicker training, painting, trying our hand at alpaca agility, collaging with materials foraged on our walk or indulging in a little alpaca yoga! The crafts and activities will be tailored to the needs and abilities of the individuals in the group.
We offer our sessions for three participants (with up to three carers able to attend). Each session is around 1.5 hours long (plus free time at the end).
Please contact us for up to date availability for your group or organisation
Meet The Team:
Beckie Farrow – Bumblebarn Manager
Beckie runs our successful Glamping site Bumblebarn Bell Tents and has owned and loved Horses
and Alpacas for years. She is qualified to offer Animal Assisted Activities and in using Alpacas and
Llamas for Therapy Purposes and holds a level 4 First Aid Certificate and full DBS Certificate. She is
responsible for the daily running of Bumblebarn, from taking bookings to cleaning the loos!
Cara Glassfield – Activities Coordinator
Cara has kept her horses at Bumblebarn for years and is a is qualified to offer Animal Assisted
Activities, to offer Reiki and Crystal Therapy, in Childcare and holds a level 4 First Aid Certificate and
full DBS Certificate. She is also an experienced mum to an Autistic and Epileptic teenager and a
vivacious pre teen! Cara and Beckie lead our Programmes, Sessions & Experiences.