Our Backyard is a 5 acre learning ,education and recreational facility in the Noosa Countryside that provides life skills, recreation and learning opportunities to young people of all ages and abilities.
Located at 468 McKinnon Drive Cooroibah and 5 minutes from Tewantin/Noosa, Our Backyard brings everyone together in one accessible place to deliver all of our programs and services.
Our Backyard is a Hobby Farm which is home to numerous farm animals that include; Cows, Goats, Sheep, Donkey, Ducks, Chickens, Geese, Guinea Fowls, Peacock and a Miniature Horse, who all share the paddock and stable yards. These farm animals have made Our Backyard their home and help us deliver animal therapy and animal care programs to individuals living with disability.
Our Backyard is located in a beautiful Australian bush setting with plenty of garden beds filled with herbs, salad, veggies, a variety of fruit trees, and an assortment of native shrubs and trees which we all care for.
Our Backyard has plenty of facilities for everyone to enjoy, including, Our Backyard Outdoor Learning Kitchen, A Learning and Recreation Centre, an Adventure Playground, an Accessible Tree House, An Early Intervention Facility, A Respite House, An Accessible Pool and beautifully landscaped gardens and dams. Plans for the future include a kitchen / cafe called “The Farm Pantry" that will offer employment opportunities for our disabled members and provide a peaceful environment for the community to enjoy. Our Backyard will also be a place for kids to enjoy farm themed birthday parties and will also be available to school groups to experience Farm Culture.
Making a donation towards Our Backyard assists us with maintaining the beautiful bush setting so our members living with disability can enjoy and be supported in a safe and education environment.
To Donate to Our Backyard, please use the form below. Thank you for your generosity.
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