Bringing the countryside to Islington, Freightliners is a working farm with vegetable gardens, rare breed animals and poultry. The farm provides the opportunity for local individuals and groups to learn from and interact with the environment and each other through animal care, horticulture and sustainable practices and promotes social welfare and quality of life through a collaborative and inclusive community project. Sustainable buildings on site include the fantastic oak and straw bale cafe. Activities include bee-keeping, crafts, after school club, under 5s and school visits.
Facilities: Cafe, Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Holiday activities, Wildlife area, Sustainable/Green building on site
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
Tues - Sunday 10am--4.45pm British Summer Time
10am- 4pm winter
Cafe open Thurs - Sunday last orders 45 minutes before closing
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Dexter cows, Kune Kune Pigs, Whitefaced Woodland Portland and Herdwick sheep, Golden Guernsey and Bagot Goats a variety of ducks, geese and chickens including rare breeds. Rabbits and guinea pigs.
Tube:Highbury and Islington, Caledonian Road and Holloway Road.
Location: See map on Freightliners' website.
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