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.
Welsh Allotment Forum meeting (2)
You spoke, we listened and this meeting will focus on the support available for Allotment Creation and regeneration within Local Authorities. We’ll be hearing from people with key roles working in Blaenau Gwent as...
Join us at the wonderful Trowbridge Gardens in Hackney Wick for a workshop an all things engagement. With contributions from the following:
Engagement on the Streets with Billie Holmes, Greener Together
Addressing local need through Primary Care...
Join us to explore the practical and cultural considerations necessary to make a space safe and inclusive. By the end of the session you will,
Understand the Health & Safety considerations of running a publically accessible site
We are all facing an unprecedented period of difficulty and disruption caused by the current coronavirus crisis. As the situation develops we want you to know that we are here. We have developed a dedicated Corona COVID -19 section of our website...
Social Farms & Gardens is calling out for Welsh communities who want to plant edible fruit and nut trees or begin processing new fruit and nut products!
The call-out is part of the Productive Community Orchards strand of their £1.27 million...
Social Farms & Gardens has contributed to a Defra consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment in England, emphasising the role that city farms, care farms and community gardens already play in benefitting people and places -...
A new collaboration between Social Farms & Gardens and LEAF Education aims to make care farming more accessible for teachers and education referrers.
Care farming now has a permanent presence on the Countryside Classroom website...
A new report produced by FCFCG shows that involvement in community growing can act as a ‘powerful tool’ to help vulnerable people, bring communities together and encourage people to adopt greener and healthier behaviours.
FCFCG has produced a...