Surrey Docks Farm Harvest Festival 2017

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When:
9th September 2017 @ 11:00 – 16:00 Europe/London Timezone
2017-09-09T11:00:00+01:00
2017-09-09T16:00:00+01:00
Where:
Surrey Docks Farm
Surrey Docks Farm
Rotherhithe Street, London
SE16 5ET
Cost:
Free

Surrey Docks Farm Harvest Festival 2017Surrey Docks Farm Harvest Festival 2017

Surrey Docks Farms celebrates another edition of the popular Harvest Festival on the 9th of September and they have a great line-up for a family fun-filled day out.

Goats at the Surrey Docks Farm / Photo @thamesdiscover

They have something for everyone from bouncy castle, face painting and meet the animals for the kids, to a bar chill and grill area for the grown ups to relax and watch the Morris Men perform.

The yard will be filled with local craft stalls and don’t miss our very own farm produce stall, selling jams and chutneys made by our students using ingredients grown here.  They’ll also be joined by the fantastic London Vegetable Orchestra who will show you how to craft a recorder from a carrot, as well as performing songs on their vegetable instruments!

As always entry on the day is FREE and the event will open at 11am.

The popular donkey rides will be returning at the fair thanks to Oliver Jaques for their financial support in securing a new riding license. The Surrey Docks Farm plans to offer the first rides along the Thames path from 11:30am-12:30pm and 2pm-3pm, but this will be weather dependent! Buy your ticket in the farm shop.

This year their fair ale will be supplied by the lovely folk at Brick Brewery in Peckham. Keeping it local!

 

 

Live music

Donkey rides

Farm produce

Baby farm animals – Including VERY cute Lambs

Local craft and food stalls

Farm family fun

Surrey Docks Farm Spring Fair is open from 11am – 4pm on Saturday 13th of May 2017 and you are all invited.

 

 




Getting there

Visit WISE16 transport for directions . Nearest overground stations are Surrey Quays, Canada Water (also Jubilee Line) and Rotherhithe. Bus route C10 has a stop by the farm and the bus 381 is just a few metres away in Salter Road.

We strongly recommend walking routes to enjoy the views of Greenland Dock or the Russia Dock green spaces and wildlife.

Surrey Docks Farm walking directions

Surrey Docks Farm walking directions

Please take a minute to familiarise yourself with this DEFRA leaflet before your visit

 

  Click here to read the E.coli advice leaflet

 

 

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About Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm in the heart of London. It occupies a beautiful 2.2 acre site on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe.

The farm is an ideal setting and environment for environmental activities throughout the calendar year. There is always something interesting to see at the farm, no matter what the season or weather.

The farm works with local communities and the people of Southwark to provide many unique opportunities for people to learn about farming, food production, and be actively involved in the ongoing working life of the farm.

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 at all times.

There are a variety of green and horticultural attractions at Surrey Docks Farm. We have an orchard, herb garden, dye garden, vegetable plots, and the wildlife area. All horticulture areas of the farm double as educational space.

The farm prides itself on having an open animal yard where members of the public can interact with our goats, sheep and chickens. The open yard was upgraded in 2014 to facilitate a safe and clean environment for both our visitors and animals.

Surrey Docks Farms is open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm (summer time) and 10am – 4pm (winter).

Entry to the public is FREE, although a £3 per person donation is suggested

If you are intending to visit us in a group please take a look at our Group Visits page.

Please note the Piccalilli Caff’ in the farm is closed on Mondays.

 

Piccalilli Caff staff

Piccalilli Caff staff

The award winning Piccalilli Caff is our onsite resident caff. We operate a beekeeping workshop in the summer months, “Piccalilli Caff”, working blacksmith’s forge and adult education rooms. We have a fully equipped classroom used by schools from across London.

The farm is managed by the Surrey Docks Farm Provident Society Ltd, a tax exempt charitable organisation registered with the Financial Services Authority, and recognised as charatable by HM Revenue & Customs (registration number 22829R).

Current patrons of the Society include the Bishop of Southwark and Sir Simon Hughes. The Society particularly encourages membership applications from local people to ensure they are at the forefront of what is essentially a local community project. Committee members of the Provident Society are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

  www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk  @surreydocksfarm  SurreyDocksFarm




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