New Courses Starting 5th October!!!!

18-25 Outdoor Wellbeing + Practical Skills Courses

Apply Now!!

Each session will take place at our peaceful and private wooded space. We will focus on caring for the site through conservation, food growing and practical maintenance tasks. There will be mindfulness activities and you are welcome to wander and enjoy the site. No previous experience needed!

Please contact us to book onto the 11 weekly morning or afternoon sessions: getinvolved@swcityfarm.co.uk

 

Covid-19 closure and community support

Following government advice to limit non-essential social contact, we have temporarily closed the Farm and suspended face-to-face services.  Rest assured we will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

Despite the Farm appearing to be quiet, a small team of staff are busy looking after the animals, propagating vegetable seedlings to support food production, growing fresh food that will be donated to local food banks and supporting some of our most vulnerable community members whilst they are at home. For example, we are:

  • Calling our volunteers regularly to have a friendly chat and identify and where relevant, offer individual support where it will make a significant difference to their mental health
  • Delivering Windowsill Warrior kits with compost, seeds and pots to enable people to grow fresh salad and veg at home for greater health and wellbeing and to retain their connection to our outdoor sites
  • Distributing Home Baking Hero kits to local families so they can have fun cooking and sharing a healthy meal that reminds them of their sessions at the Farm

If you can, please support these activities by donating at: https://localgiving.org/donation/swcityfarm

Stay safe everyone!

The Farm

 

A farm in the heart of the city

St Werburghs City Farm is a small charity. We welcome 60,000 visitors each year, and provide a nugmber of vital community services for over 3,500 people facing disadvantage of all ages and backgrounds.

One of our aims is to better connect people with the story of their food, from farm gate to plate. We also support disadvantaged members of our community to learn, grow and thrive, whether it be providing placements for adults with learning disabilities to gain skills in organic gardening, helping a young person at risk of exclusion finish their education or supporting disadvantaged adults to gain in skills and confidence.

Visit us

Come and see what we're up to - meet the animals, or stroll through the community gardens.

Treat yourself to refreshments from the award winning farm cafe overlooking our adventure playground.

Get a £1 bag of feed from a member of staff to hand feed the animals, or follow our new green energy discovery trail around the Farm.

open every day

Get directions

Open daily from 9am-4pm

goats in the farm paddock

What's here

Explore our outdoor sites

outdoor theatre and crowd

What's on

Find out about our fairs and events

Class on a tour or discovery trail

Schools

Outdoor education visits and programmes

woodwork volunteers

Volunteering and Wellbeing

A great range of volunteer opportunities whether you're looking to spend time in a green space, meet new people, learn new skills or get work experience

child looking at our sheep

Children and families

Fun, inspiring (and sometimes dirty) activities for children of all ages

young people on NCS trip

Young people

Our placements, after school clubs and national citizen service youth projects

trainee propagating seeds

Supported training

Unique training placements and activities in horticulture and animal care

incubated chicks

Courses and workshops

Public courses and volunteer sessions in craft, gardening, animal care and more