WindReach Farm is built on 105 acres of land, situated on the Oak Ridges Moraine, it’s peaceful environment to host our programs. Our facilities have been developed with full accessibility at the forefront. WindReach Farm feels no one should be unable to enjoy a day at the Farm. Additional aspects have been added to assist individuals who benefit from sensory experiences.
The Visitor’s Centre provides a base for visitors while they are exploring and enjoying all that WindReach Farm has to offer.
Some of the features include:
- Fully air-conditioned
- 4 fully accessible washrooms (2 with adult change tables)
- 1 accessible kitchen
- 1 large and open main hall with fireplace in winter
- Veranda with barbeques
- Upright piano
Located right beside our Visitor’s Centre, the Children’s Centre provides additional air-conditioned indoor space for visiting groups and is equipped with a Sensory Room.
Our Sensory Room provides relaxation and leisure opportunities to people of all ages with sensory, intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Combinations of music, light, gentle vibrations, tactile sensations and aromatherapy stimulate the primary senses. Visitors can explore the sensory environment away from the pressures associated with direct care and therapy.
Book the Sensory Room on its own or as an add-on to your day visit to WindReach Farm.
Alexander J. Mitchell Equestrian Centre
Home to our wonderful therapeutic horses, the Alexander J. Mitchell Equestrian Centre was designed to be fully accessible and meet the needs of both elite equestrian competitors and serious pleasure riders with special needs.
Some of the features include:
- Heated indoor riding arena
- Heated lounge overlooking the indoor arena
- Mounting blocks, accessible by wheelchair
- Heated washrooms
Home to our gift shop the Cardinal’s Nest, the Welcome Centre is where groups coming for a visit first check in. Our Cardinal’s Nest store sells WindReach Farm merchandise, wool products and eggs. A small canteen offering refreshments and snacks is also available here.
Skills Training Centre
The Skills Training Centre offers a classroom, fully equipped kitchen as well as a beautiful covered deck.
Home to our Learning-4-Life program, this area has a full kitchen, accessible washrooms and library.
2 fully accessible apartment suites are available for our overnight guests. Equipped with roll in showers, front dial stoves, a hoyer lift, etc., these suites meet requirements needed for individuals with special needs to be able to enjoy a vacation out in the country.
WindReach Farm has many different animals on the Farm. Guests are invited to feed sheep, goats and alpacas as well as enjoy a visit with donkeys and cows.
The Century Barn is an authentic and beautiful feature of the Farm. The upper barn doubles as a museum with years of artifacts, old farm machinery and a full sheep-to-sweater wool demonstration. Each year, we hold many events in the barn which provide an authentic country experience.
The lower barn houses some of our friendly animals who make up our petting zoo.
The Foundation Garden was built to acknowledge WindReach Farm supporters, whose names are engraved in to the large boulders. With water features, accessible paths, benches, beautiful gardens and more, the Garden is a wonderful place for picnics or just reflecting on all the joys of life.
Around the Farm there are many free range chickens which are brought into the coop during the night. This is where we get our eggs available for sale in the Cardinal’s Nest.
Cow Barn and Pasture
Out in our Cow Pasture, our cattle have year-round access to open fields that accommodates all of their needs. Shelter is provided by a barn and water and food are always available. WindReach Farm guests can visit our friendly cows during a wheelchair accessible hay wagon ride through the pasture.