Surrey Docks Farm Spring Fair 2019

Rotherhithe | Family event

It’s Surrey Docks Farm Spring Fair on Saturday 11th May 2019. Join in from 11am to 4pm for an extra special day on the Farm.

Entry and activities information

ENTRY IS FREE, but you’ll need to bring cash to take part in activities, or purchase items from our stalls and food stations. The shop can take card payments if you get stuck, but we aren’t able to give cash back.


Sheep shearing demonstrations

The Spring Fair highlights include the chance to watch sheep shearing demonstrations throughout the day. Head over to the sheep pen to see our sheep get their annual hair cut! You’ll then be able to see how the wool is spun, thanks to demonstrations from talented spinners from the London Guild of Spinners Weavers & Dyers.

Home made food

Enter for free through the Rotherhithe Street gates and you’ll find home made bread being baked in the farm’s wood oven – on sale warm from the oven garnished with wild garlic foraged from the Farm site.

Shop in the farm

You’ll then wander towards our Farm Produce, Cake Stall and Plant Stall. Make sure you bring some cash to sample the cakes, take home some farm-made jams and get ready to fill your garden with our vegetable modules and bedding plants. All funds raised here will go straight to supporting our projects for adult students with learning disabilities.

Around the edge of the yard will be a range of craft stalls – perfect gift ideas, or a present for yourself!

Meet the animals

Head into the animal petting area for £1 and their knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to help you cuddle our rabbits, stroke a guinea pig or tickle a ferrets tummy! They’ll also have our cheeky little bottle-fed lambs to say hello to.

If it’s time for another animal fix, buy some animal feed from the farm shop and head into their goat yard. The goats will be shut into a smaller area but you can still feed the adults and make sure you leave plenty of time to watch the very cute goat kids leaping about!

Children’s activities

They’ll also have a range of activities to keep the children occupied including face-painting, bouncy castle and crafts.

Finally head to the river to relax with a view, or if you’re under 8, enjoy a ride on our donkeys!

Food and drinks

If you can tear yourself away from the lambs, make sure you check out the transformed donkey field. You can chill out on a straw bale, whilst sipping a drink from our bar (special thanks to Volden who are supplying the farm with a keg of their delicious ale) and munching on a burger from the BBQ!

Raffle prizes

Thanks to the generosity of local organisations Surrey Docks Farm have some wonderful raffle prizes up for grabs. They’re selling one strip of tickets for £1 and will draw the raffle at 4pm.

Here are some of the fantastic raffle prizes:

  • £50 voucher from Leadbellys bar
  • 45 minute massage vouchers from Bodytonic
  • GreenZen Poké & Matcha Bar – Food Voucher
  • Big Bowls – Food Voucher
  • External window cleaning from Clean Windows for U
  • £10 national book tokens
  • Donkey Adoption (including free groom and walk session)
  • ? Tower Bridge Tickets x4

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

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.

Disclaimer: WISE16 cannot be held responsible for any event changes or cancellation. We strongly recommend to check with the organiser if you have any questions, especially for those events which require paying a fee.

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