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Mayfield & Framfield — East Sussex 01435 872 201
Framfield Children's Home

Your house will have other friendly kids living in it. You’ll also have adults there to look after you, who are all really kind and great fun. Find out a bit more about the adults.

Before you arrive, you get a special pack with loads of information in it about where we live and the fun things we do.

Do you like horses? Fantastic, you can go horse riding! What about films? Go to the cinema! Like to splash in the sea? We have lots of days out to fun places, including the beach!

Find out what it’s like to live here

Moving To Acre Farm

Moving to Acre Farm

10 May 2021

Moving to a new house can be an exciting but anxious time for anyone. We spoke to one of the young people at Acre Farm about how she felt about moving in.

Star Gazing With Charlotte

Star gazing with Charlotte

23 January 2021

We enjoy spending time laying on the grass looking up at the stars while trying to spot different shapes.

Geocaching With Ashleigh

Geocaching with Ashleigh

15 January 2021

Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunting game that requires you to locate hidden items in your local area and around the world.

Want to know more?

Here are some of the questions we asked before we came to live here.

Will I get pocket money?

Yes! We all get at least £5 a week … a bit more if you’re older.

And we get an allowance to buy clothes and do activities, which the adults look after for us.

Can I decorate my bedroom?

Yes! You can help choose the colours for your room and put up whatever pictures you like. Darren’s decorated his room with posters from his favourite films, while Sophie has put up photos and pictures she’s drawn.

Can I bring my stuff with me?

Yes! You can bring everything you need with you. The adults will take care of anything that has to be kept safe and the rest of your things can go in your bedroom.

What’s the rest of the house like?

It’s really nice, just like any other home. We have a lounge we can hang out in and we all eat together in the dining room. There’s loads of space to play in and quiet places you can escape to when you need some chill out time.

What happens if I make a poor decision?

Everyone gets frustrated, angry or upset sometimes. The adults here are really fair in what they do about it, they’ll always tell you why what you did was wrong and help you understand it so that you can make a better choice next time.

Sometimes there are consequences when we make a poor decision, but they are always fair. So, if you were careless and damaged something, you might have to use your pocket money to replace it. Or, if you made a mess, you have to clear it up.

What can I do for fun?

All our houses have excellent gardens with lots of things to play with. And the adults are always thinking of fun activities for us to do. They’ll chat to you about what you like and make sure you do plenty of your favourite things – and try new stuff. You can find out more about the fun we have on our activities page.

Where will I go on trips?

We’re really lucky because there are loads of different places to visit near us. There are big towns with lots of shops, cinemas, Laser Quest, swimming pools and a bowling alley. We’re quite near the beach, so we can go for days out there. Lots of other things to do are near us, like Go Ape, Drusilla’s zoo, Bedgebury Forest and Knockhatch adventure park. And we sometimes go to places further away, like Thorpe Park or Chessington World of Adventures.

Every year we go on holiday somewhere, which is the best! If you don’t like the idea of staying away overnight, that’s fine too. You can have lots of fun days out instead.