About Us

The Salvation Army Hadleigh Farm Estate incorporates Hadleigh Training Centre, Rare Breeds Centre, and the Hub Café  The work carried out across the Hadleigh Farm Estate reflects The Salvation Army's core Mission, 'Love God, Love Others'.

The Hadleigh Farm Estate was the host venue for the London 2012 Mountain Bike event in Hadleigh Park. The site as a whole offers a number of attractions for the whole family including the historic 14th century Hadleigh Castle, maintained by English Heritage.

The Hadleigh Farm Colony was established in 1891 by William Booth and was developed as part of the Salvation Army's pioneering social programme to empower people living in poverty and experiencing long term unemployment.

The Hadleigh Training Centre was established in 1990 and works in partnership with a number of organisations including local authorities to deliver person-centred programmes for adults with additional support needs 

The Rare Breeds Centre opened in 2004 and is recognised by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust as an RBST certified Farm Park. 

The Hub Café was opened in 2012 and the first leisure space in Essex to be awarded the ECL Sensory Charter Mark in partnership with Active Essex for efforts in making the Hub Café accessible for visitors with sensory impairments. 

With so much to offer across The Salvation Army Hadleigh Farm Estate, we invite you to visit our historic site and see for yourself the work we are doing. Keep up to date with the latest news and events from across the Hadleigh Farm Estate on our social media accounts or for more information about us, explore our website.

Keep in touch

Phone: 01702 426260

Or send us e-mail at hfeadmin@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.