Heeley City Farm is community based and led educational, youth, training and employment project, which reaches out to disadvantaged and socially excluded people in inner city Sheffield. It is located south of the city centre on reclaimed land. Started in 1981 and based around a mini farm and a range of environmental projects. It teaches 5,000 school children, trains 140 unemployed adults and adults with learning difficulties and receives 100,000 visits each year. Facilities include the Farm Kitchen community cafe and gift shop, a peat free garden centre, herb and wildlife gardens, recycling and composting centre, car parking, disabled access and superb city views.
An Environmental Visitor Centre is home to the South Yorkshire Energy Centre, which demonstrates renewable energy and sustainable building materials and techniques and provides advice, training and awareness- raising for a wide range of users. The building has a living roof and is powered by the wind and sun.
Facilities: Cafe, Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Community recycling/composting, Play area, Mobile farm, Play activities, Holiday activities, Wildlife area, Sustainable/Green building on site
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
9.00-17.00 every day (16.30 in winter)
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Heeley City Farm is a Rare Breed Survival Trust Approved Conservation Farm Park, one of only 2 in Yorkshire and 19 in the UK.
Our rare breeds include Bagot and Golden Guernsey goats, Northern Dairy Shorthorn cows, White Faced Woodland and Soay sheep and Large Black and Oxford Sandy and Black pigs.
We also have a range of rare breed ducks and chickens as well as peafowl and pheasants.
Our popular Small Animal House has guinea pigs, rabbits, chipmunks, degus, snakes, tarantulas, leopard geckos, bearded dragons, zebra finches, ferrets, gerbils and a very popular chinchilla!
1.5 miles from Sheffield Centre. By bus: from Pond Street Bus Station next to main railway station. By Car: from the north, leave M1 at J33, from the south J29 at Chesterfield. Leave the city centre on Bramall Lane, continue to Queens Road and follow signs for the B6388 to Gleadless. Brown signs guide visitors along Myrtle Road and then into Anns Road.
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