Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is a registered charity that was established in 1980 to provide leisure and learning opportunities to the community. The 24 acre site brings the countryside into the heart of the city and welcomes visitors every day.
Environmental Education and Lifelong Learning - Learning about our surroundings and how to respect all the living things that share the earth with us is, perhaps, the most natural form of education. We offer a range of practical educational projects to primary schools; off site learning opportunities to high school pupils and horticulture/agriculture day opportunities for students with learning disabilities.
Facilities: Cafe, Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Play area, Incubator for schools, Holiday activities, Wildlife area, Sustainable/Green building on site
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
Opening Times 10.00 - 16.00 Every Day
The Barn Café provides snacks, drinks and light refreshments - a Social Enterprise who celebrate their first anniversary at the Farm in April 2017 - they can be contacted on 0113 2625048
Admission: Adults £2.00, Children 2+ 50 pence
Please book for organised visits - currently MVUF can only accept cash/cheque payments
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Sheep (including RB/White faced woodland and Southdown), Cows (MB/Dexters), Pigs (including Oxford Sandy Blacks) goats, alpacas, donkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, poultry and water fowl
By Train: to Leeds Central rail station. (about 2.5 miles from station) From station, follow the city loop at Junction 5/cathedral. Turn left up Cookridge Street. Follow signs for A61/Harrogate then follow signs for Meanwood and MVUF brown tourist signs.
By Bus From City Centre: Nos. 51 and 52, buses stop on Meanwood Road, watch out for directional sign to MVUF on right hand side of Meanwood Road
By Car: access via Farm Hill off Meanwood Road. First right off Farm Hill onto Sugarwell Road. Farm located at the end of Sugarwell Road.
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