Surrey Docks Farm

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Surrey Docks Farm works with local communities and Southwark residents to provide many unique opportunities for people to learn about farming and food production and to be actively involved in the ongoing work of the farm.

MUMMY’S GIN FUND SAYS:

I LOVE this farm and what a view! The farm has all the animals you would expect to see and more (check out the fluffy pigs!!). There are bags of feed for £1 and you can feed most of the animals in the farm (watch our for enthusiastic goats!). There is a small farm shop with eggs, plants and vegetables on sale. There are also free sessions; the piglets session on the last Wednesday of every month is a personal fave and Karis is AMAZING. Sessions are held daily in half-term. Check out the fairs there too for donkey riding, stalls and farm made products. When the tide is out, you can even go down to the ‘beach’ for pebble skimming or mini building sessions with miniature ‘bricks’ to be found on beach. It really is a hidden gem!

Address: Rotherhithe Street, London, SE16 5ET.

Website: www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk

Playground: No.

Cafe: Yes – Piccalilli Caff’ – serving fresh and tasty food (although closed on Mondays). You can contact the Caff directly on 020 7237 6892.

Toilets: Yes, accessible and with baby changing facilities.

Pram / wheelchair / mobility friendly: Yes, wide smooth paths and short grass.

Parking: Yes, free on-street parking.

Nearest Station: Surrey Quays (East London Line).

Train: Surrey Quays (East London Line).

DLR: No.

Tube: Surrey Quays/ Canada Water (Jubilee Line & East London Line).

Bus: 381 – Waterloo to Peckham, get off at Downtown Road. C10 – Victoria to Canada Water – get off at Bryan Road / Surrey Docks Farm.

Phone: 020 7231 1010.

Email: [email protected].

ABOUT:

Open seven days a week and free with a £3 suggested donation, Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm in the heart of London, occupying a 2.2 acre site on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe. Animals reared on the farm include a herd of goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys, bees and donkeys. The herds, flocks and swarms are farmed with specific attention to animal welfare.

 

Review by Anna Townsend.

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