We Have a Farm in the Heart of the City!
Lambeth is a small world in one borough – we even have a city farm in the heart of the city! If you wish to forget about big city life for a while, replete with traffic and work, come and meet the animals at Vauxhall City Farm. The farm is home to pigs, sheep, rabbits, ducks and more. There are also three alpacas called Ben, Jerry and Tom!
Vauxhall City Farm was started in 1976 and registered as a charity in 1977 by local people who wanted to create a community space. Since then, the farm has grown but it still relies on the commitment and enthusiasm of volunteers.
Each year we welcome around 50,000 visitors to the farm, deliver specific beneficial programmes, workshops and activities for around 6,000 individuals and reach over 10,000 more via off-site (mobile farm and outreach delivery activities). Vauxhall City Farm delivers their work via five core project areas – a Farmyard, an Education & Training Team, a Riding Team, a Training Café and a newly opened on-site farm shop.
They host around 200 guided education visits and workshops per year for local schools, enabling around 5,000 children to get up close to animals and learn about a range of subjects from farming, food chains, ecology, nature, conservation and the environment. You should definitely go and check it at the weekend!
Today, the farm is home to an award winning family of animals, including a number of rare breeds, a riding centre, education and youth projects, a cafe and more.
The farm has an ecology area, herb and dye garden and a picnic area. It’s perfect fun for all the family and entry is free. Group and educational visits are also offered.
Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.30 – 16.00 Closed on Monday
Adress:165 Tyers Street; London; SE11 5HS
Tel: 020 7582 4204