Surrey Docks Farm Summer Holiday Activities 2017

Surrey Docks Farm Summer Holiday Activities 2017

Can’t think of any activities for the kids this summer in Rotherhithe? How about the Surrey Docks Farm Summer Holiday Activities 2017? Choose Family Cooking for under 8’s or Bushcraft: Wilderness & Survival Skills for 8-13 year olds

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Family Cooking Kids cooking

Roll up your sleeves and get baking in the classroom! Sessions run on Tuesdays starting at 10:30am and 12pm. £3 per child. Aimed at under 8’s supervised by their parents/guardians. Please allow an hour after your session ends for us to cook the cake before you come and collect it!


Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:30am and 12pm

Tuesday 25th July – Bread Rolls – Make your own animal shape and decorate with seeds and herbs!

Thursday 27th July – Lemon Drizzle Cake

Tuesday 1st August – Banana & Chocolate Cake

Thursday 3rd August – Margherita Pizz

Tuesday 8th August – Apple Pies – using apples from the Farm’s orchard!

Thursday 10th August – Cheesy Bread Sticks – perfect to take on a picnic



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Bushcraft: Wilderness & Survival Skills for 8-13 year olds.

Want to become the ultimate survivalist? Are you inspired by Ray Mears and Bear Grylls? Come to Surrey Docks Farm this half term to learn how to build your own fire, wilderness cooking, making shelters from plants & trees and knife work. Whole day session, 10am-4pm.

Book and pay online in advance


Surrey Docks Farm Holiday Clubs for 8-13 year olds run from 10am-4pm. 

Holiday Club Staff are contracted until 4:10pm and children will need to be collected between 4pm and 4:10pm. 

Spaces are limited to ten and prior booking is essential.

Please note  due to insurance purposes we cannot accept children under 8 years old. For more information see the downloadable FAQ page

Bushcraft dates:  28th July |  4th August | 11th August 
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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

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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.

[alert color=”grey”]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.[/alert]


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.

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