Surrey Docks Farm Christmas Fair 2019
Surrey Docks Farm Christmas Fair 2019 will run from 11am-4pm on Saturday 7th December. Entry to the Farm will be free as usual but activities will be charged to raise much needed unrestricted income to keep the Farm running all year round.
The farmyard is set to be transformed with local craft stalls selling all sorts of Christmas gift ideas. The ever popular Peach Brandy sold by the local Church stall will be in attendance. Get there early!
Warm up in their beautiful new river room and get creative making your own Christmas wreath. Please note access to this room is now via the new orangery room which looks over the Thames.
The bar will be serving mulled wine and warm spiced apple juice and they’ll have a BBQ to keep you fed!
Farm Christmas Fair – 7th December 2019 – 11am-4pm
Buy Christmas Trees
Real Christmas Tree sale will be back by extremely popular demand. There will be three sizes on sale to fit all budgets (and bus rides home!). Based on previous sellout last year we suggest you arrive at 11am to avoid disappointment. For more information about our trees click here.
Father Christmas will be back this year taking orders from excited kids. His elves have promised to keep him supplied with mince pies and ensure every child gets a present. (£4 per child).
This year Father Christmas has moved to a new location! Look for his new grotto along the path that runs behind our old cafe space, or ask the Farm team and we’ll show you where to find him.
Support the Farm by buying a strip of raffle tickets on sale in the Farm Shop and at our Bar (£1 per strip).Winners will be drawn at 4pm by our Rotherhithe Street entrance. Don’t worry if you’re not available for the drawer – we’ll give you a call and let you know if you’ve won.
Huge thanks to all the local organisations who have given fantastic raffle prizes – check out the list below so you can see what you could win!
- Bodytonic 45 minute Massage Voucher
- The Pear Tree £30 Voucher
- Leadbelly £20 Voucher
- Royal Academy of Arts x2 complimentary tickets
- Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea Voucher
- Love2Laundry Voucher
- Breathe Fitness voucher for five Bootcamp Sessions
- Zumba Class (for two to attend a session in January at Docklands Settlement)
- GreenZen Poké & Matcha Bar Voucher
- Bottle of Prosecco
- Children’s Toy Sets
The Plot to Shop group will be running fair games such as Hook the (tinsel-clad) Duck and Hoop the Reindeer (a staff member in a onesie, not a real reindeer!). The team will also have a wonderfully talented facepainter in the plant room!
The whole Farm will be open as usual so you can wonder around and say hello to all our animals and purchase bags of feed from the shop to feed the goats, sheep, pigs and poultry.
In addition our livestock team will be creating a special area in our main yard where you can go in with our smaller animals – including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chickens etc – for cuddles and strokes. The team will also be moving the tractor over here, so small (and big) kids can sit in the seat and feel like a real farmer!
Entrance will be via the yard gates next to the hand washing station nearest the Rotherhithe Street entrance to the farm. (£1 entry).
You’ll also be able to experience donkey rides on the lovely Alice and Hermione along the Thames (£2 a ride for under 8’s) in the morning and afternoon. Times to be confirmed (and do depend on dry weather).
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.
Please take a minute to familiarise yourself with this DEFRA leaflet before your visit
Disclaimer: WISE16 publish public notices from London Borough of Southwark with the aim to encourage participation. Please visit Southwark Council’s website for further in