A six acre voluntarily run community farm on the edge of a country park. The project comprises of livestock, gardens, an orchard and wildlife areas. The farm serves as an educational resource and a general visitor attraction, as well as providing work experience placements, training, and skills and confidence building in a supportive environment.
Facilities: Cafe, Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
Daily 10.30 - 16.00 Oct - June, (last entry 1515 hrs)
Daily 10.30 - 17.30 July - Sept. (last entry 1615 hrs)
Only day formally closed : Christmas Day.
N.B We may be closed without notice because of waterlogged ground conditions, or adverse
weather, or for animal welfare reasons.
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Cows (Dexters), pigs (so called 'Mini'), goats (pygmy), sheep (Black Welsh Mountain and Badger Faced, , also Manx Loughta X Badger Faced Hybrid) poultry (4 species) , rabbits,, ferrets, degus, bees
Train: to Birmingham New Street then by bus.
Bus: from City Centre No 23 from St Phillips Cathedral.
Car: from City Centre or M5 Junction 3, follow signs for Harborne, then South Woodgate.
Location:Farm is situated at the western edge of Woodgate Valley Country park at the Country Park Visitor Centre in Clapgate Lane on opposite side of road to the Business Park.
Car Park Postcode : B32 3DS
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 10:00 to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 16:00
The Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme is a nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional...
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:00 to Monday, August 31, 2020 - 16:00
SF&G have launched a series of online webinars designed to help members tackle the huge challenges arising from this crisis and to share best practice and inspiration from around the country.
Themes are based on what members told us were the...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
Growing Care Farming: National, Regional and Online events
Growing Care Farming, is part of the Government Programme for Children & Nature (supported by Defra, is funded by the Department of Education and managed by Natural England) and is...
On Monday this week our very own SF&G Wales Manager Gary Mitchell (also of South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team, and Assistant Chair to the British Cave Rescue Council) was awarded a Royal Decoration of the Kingdom of Thailand...
CLAS Cymru, the community land initiative managed by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, has helped support a consortium of locally based volunteers, community enterprises and organisations in Newtown, Powys, to secure a £1.1...
A Glasgow University study on community gardens in the city, including three Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) members, has outlined their positive effect on individuals and communities.
Glasgow’s Community Gardens: Sustainable...
'Tyfu Fyny' Wales Rural Development Programme Report published
Our 3-year Rural Development Programme funded project ‘Tyfu Fyny’ has now come to an end. It’s been a fantastic 3 years and during that time we have got to know the community growing...
London culture magazine 'Huck' has its finger on the pulse for community matters in London. This month they interviewed Social Farms & Gardens for their article 'Force of nature: the battle to save London’s green spaces'.
Writer Jessica Furseth...