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Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey Docks Farm Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm on the Thames Path in London. We educate local people about farming and where their food comes from.

The Farm occupies a 2.2 acre site on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe. We have a lovely farmyard with a range of animals to meet. A small orchard, working blacksmith and wildlife area. Animal feed can be purchased in the farm shop (£1 bag), available from our volunteers during opening hours.

Operating as usual

Cow Pat, our animal care training project, enjoyed taking Kiera our pony on a sunny walk along the Thames path today.#su...
09/05/2022

Cow Pat, our animal care training project, enjoyed taking Kiera our pony on a sunny walk along the Thames path today.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #carefarm #training #ponywalking #thamespath #riverthames

There’s lots of watering to be done now the weather is warmer. Everyone is helping out - this Cow Pat student helped wat...
09/05/2022

There’s lots of watering to be done now the weather is warmer. Everyone is helping out - this Cow Pat student helped water the Young Farmers growing plots and wildflower area while he waited for his taxi!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #watering #teamwork #volunteer #summer #wildflowers #southwark

Team Plot to Shop have grown an incredible amount of plants! Visit their plant stall to buy chard, coriander, chilli, to...
07/05/2022

Team Plot to Shop have grown an incredible amount of plants!
Visit their plant stall to buy chard, coriander, chilli, tomatoes, parsley, nasturtiums plus bedding plants!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #plantstall #growyourown #homegrown #farmtofork #visitus #greenfingers

07/05/2022

The Great Sheep Run! Today our ten ewes are getting their annual haircut. Visit us to watch them for free, and support our Spring Fair!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #sheeprun #sheepshearing #springfair #southwark #rotherhithe

It’s our Spring Fair today! Join us for sheep shearing, wool spinning, cakes, refreshments, animal handling, animal feed...
07/05/2022

It’s our Spring Fair today! Join us for sheep shearing, wool spinning, cakes, refreshments, animal handling, animal feeding and a fantastic plant stall!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #springfair #visitus #freeentry #sheepshearing #woolspinning #southwark #rotherhithe

Sleepy goat kids.#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #goatkids #goat #goatkidsofinstagram #spring #southwark #rotherhithe #...
06/05/2022

Sleepy goat kids.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #goatkids #goat #goatkidsofinstagram #spring #southwark #rotherhithe #visitus #whatsonlondon

Two more little lambs were born earlier this week, so we’ve now finished lambing and kidding for the year! There are so ...
06/05/2022

Two more little lambs were born earlier this week, so we’ve now finished lambing and kidding for the year! There are so many young animals on the Farm it’s a fantastic time to visit, join us at the Spring Fair this Saturday where we’re running a ‘Meet the Animals’ area for you to get up close to our bigger lambs, rabbits, Guinea pigs and chicks!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #sheep #lambs #lambing #zwartbles #zwartblesheep #springfair #rotherhithe #southwark #visitus #timeoutlondon #whatsonlondon

Farm Produce students have been baking and jamming ready for the Spring Fair tomorrow! They’ll be selling cakes and jams...
06/05/2022

Farm Produce students have been baking and jamming ready for the Spring Fair tomorrow! They’ll be selling cakes and jams made with ingredients harvested from the Farm.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #farmproduce #farmkitchen #jamming #baking #farmtofork #gooseberryjam #southwark #rotherhithe

Everyone’s been busy on the Farm, enjoying setting up for the Spring Fair in the sunshine. Here are the Plot to Shop tea...
06/05/2022

Everyone’s been busy on the Farm, enjoying setting up for the Spring Fair in the sunshine. Here are the Plot to Shop team, who have grown a whopping amount of plants, all from seed in our peat-free compost! Don’t miss their plant stall in the yard tomorrow!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #plottoshop #greenfingers #visitus #springfair #plantstall #growyourown #gardeners #homegrown #shoplocal #southwark

Tonight we welcomed back our Farm Gym group! These are evening volunteer sessions held in the Summer months, where adult...
05/05/2022

Tonight we welcomed back our Farm Gym group! These are evening volunteer sessions held in the Summer months, where adult volunteers can get stuck into physical tasks on the Farm. Tonight we strimmed and swept the paths, weeded a raised bed, moved a big table for the Spring Fair plant stall and cleared a huge pile of soil. We also made time to meet the goat kids and lambs!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #farmgym #getfitfarming #volunteer #teamwork #gardening #summer #volunteering #southwark

This afternoon we welcomed a lovely group from @time_and_talents_ to the Farm. They held the chicks, rabbits and Guinea ...
05/05/2022

This afternoon we welcomed a lovely group from @time_and_talents_ to the Farm. They held the chicks, rabbits and Guinea pigs, stroked the lambs and fed the goats!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #olderpeople #animalhandling #animaltherapy #timeandtalents #rotherhithe #southwark

Our beautiful Crataegus laevigata or Midland thorn is in full bloom!#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #blossomwatch #blos...
05/05/2022

Our beautiful Crataegus laevigata or Midland thorn is in full bloom!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #blossomwatch #blossom #pinkblossom #midlandthorn #midlandhawthorn #spring #southwark

We still have a few spaces left on our new Friday afternoon programme ‘Forest School at the Farm’ for home educated 4-7y...
05/05/2022

We still have a few spaces left on our new Friday afternoon programme ‘Forest School at the Farm’ for home educated 4-7year olds.
If you’re interested visit the website for full details and to book: www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/forest_school/

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #rotherhithe #forestschool #surreydocksfarm homeeducator #homeschooling #homeschool #homeschoollondon #southwark

We welcomed more new arrivals late afternoon on Sunday! Kidding season is now over for the year, the nanny goats and the...
04/05/2022

We welcomed more new arrivals late afternoon on Sunday! Kidding season is now over for the year, the nanny goats and their kids are doing well. Come and visit them for free and watch the little ones racing round the yard and climbing on the goat mountain!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #goats #goatsofinstagram #toggenburg #toggenburggoat #goatkids #kidding #spring #springfair #visitus #freeentry #whatsonlondon #southwark #rotherhithe

Join us THIS SATURDAY from 11am - 4pm for our Spring Fair!🐑 Sheep shearing 🧶 Wool spinning🌱 Plant stall👶🏻 Face painting ...
03/05/2022

Join us THIS SATURDAY from 11am - 4pm for our Spring Fair!

🐑 Sheep shearing
🧶 Wool spinning
🌱 Plant stall
👶🏻 Face painting
🍰 Farm produce
🐰 Animal handling
🍺 Cakes & refreshments

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #springfair #sheepshearing #visitus #woolspinning #plants #growyourown #southwark #rotherhithe

Bank holiday breakfast in bed for the bunnies! We’re open as usual and free to visit from 10am - 4pm today.#surreydocksf...
02/05/2022

Bank holiday breakfast in bed for the bunnies! We’re open as usual and free to visit from 10am - 4pm today.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16
#rabbitsofinstagram #rabbits #rexrabbit #velvetrabbit #visitus #freeentry #bankholiday #whatsonlondon

Several of the nest boxes in our Wildlife Garden are now in use, by Blue Tits and Great Tits! One of the nest boxes over...
02/05/2022

Several of the nest boxes in our Wildlife Garden are now in use, by Blue Tits and Great Tits! One of the nest boxes overlooks the pond, and can be watched through the lattice fence on the Farm’s riverside (see last photo for position).

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #wildlifegarden #wildlondon #southwarknature #bluetit #greattit #nestbox #rotherhithe

The home-educated Forest School taster session for 4-7 year olds was a very special experience for the children. They sp...
29/04/2022

The home-educated Forest School taster session for 4-7 year olds was a very special experience for the children. They spent time with the sheep and goats meeting the new lambs and goat kids.
Then they had a tour of the Farm and the wildlife garden, looking at the tadpoles up close, watering the wildflower meadow and making wild tea with dandelions. 
If you are are interested in future sessions, we’re running a four week block in May, find out more and book online here: www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/forest_school/

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #forestschool #homeeducation #outdoorlearning #wildplay #homeeducationuk #forestschoolactivities #southwark

Look closely - for this is not the bee it appears to be - it's a furry fly! This strange species of fly mimics a bee and...
28/04/2022

Look closely - for this is not the bee it appears to be - it's a furry fly! This strange species of fly mimics a bee and is thus called the Bee Fly. It's always a delight to spot one and this one was seen last week in our gardens by the Thames path.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #wildlondon #southwarknature #beefly #londonwildlife #southwark #rotherhithe

Tonight was the third gathering of the ‘Rotherhithe Community Gardening Network’. Thanks to Jane who hosted us in Galley...
28/04/2022

Tonight was the third gathering of the ‘Rotherhithe Community Gardening Network’. Thanks to Jane who hosted us in Galleywall Nature Reserve. We enjoyed learning about the beautiful site and discussing next steps for the network, sat together around the fire!
www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/rcgn/

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #communitygarden #greenspaces #urbangarden #collaboration #rcgn #rotherhithe #southwark #northsouthwark #teamwork

In our wildlife garden, the Forest School group learnt how to make bows and arrows, enjoyed swinging on the hammock and ...
28/04/2022

In our wildlife garden, the Forest School group learnt how to make bows and arrows, enjoyed swinging on the hammock and together made a delicious wild tea with dandelions.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #forestschool #homeeducation #southwark #wildlifegarden #tadpoles #dandeliontea #southwarknature

The Forest School home-educated group for 8-11 year olds returned after the Easter break to see all the new life on the ...
28/04/2022

The Forest School home-educated group for 8-11 year olds returned after the Easter break to see all the new life on the Farm! The children loved meeting the new goat kids, lambs and cheeky piglets up close.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #forestschool #homeeducation #animalhandling #southwark

Plans are afoot as our fantastic Youth Committee prepare a new consultation to expand a key area of our youth provision....
27/04/2022

Plans are afoot as our fantastic Youth Committee prepare a new consultation to expand a key area of our youth provision. Thanks to their guidance, even more young people from the community will benefit from the Farm's youth projects in the future!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #youthcommittee #youngfarmers #youngpeople #youthled #londonyouth #consultation #southwark

Sheep and lambs out grazing in the field, in the shadow of Canary Wharf towers across the river from our Farm!#surreydoc...
27/04/2022

Sheep and lambs out grazing in the field, in the shadow of Canary Wharf towers across the river from our Farm!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #sheep #londonsheep #flock #ewe #lamb #lambsofinstagram #lambstagram #sheepofinstagram #southwark #rotherhithe #canarywharf

Kiera, the Miniature Shetland Pony, is a cheeky but much-loved character on the Farm! Our team of staff, volunteers, adu...
26/04/2022

Kiera, the Miniature Shetland Pony, is a cheeky but much-loved character on the Farm! Our team of staff, volunteers, adult students with learning disabilities and young farmers help care for her every day.
Did you know we also offer a Pony Experience session on Saturdays? A group of four adults can meet, groom and walk Kiera around the local area!
Visit our website for full details: www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/farm-animal-experience/

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #pony #poniesofinstagram #miniatureshetland #shetlandpony #visitus #animalexperience #ponyexperience #ponywalk

26/04/2022

Carrot treats for our rabbits. These are Rex rabbits and have short, thick, velvety soft fur.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #rabbitsofinstagram #rabbit #rexrabbit #rexrabbitsofinstagram

Lamb cam! This little lamb was born at the farm three weeks ago, from one of our new ewes. #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #s...
26/04/2022

Lamb cam! This little lamb was born at the farm three weeks ago, from one of our new ewes.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #sheepofinstagram #lamb #lambsofinstagram #lambcam #southwark #rotherhithe #visitus #whatsonlondon

Huge thanks to Lavender Pond for hosting the Young Farmers last week. Access to such rich, outdoor education experiences...
25/04/2022

Huge thanks to Lavender Pond for hosting the Young Farmers last week. Access to such rich, outdoor education experiences on our doorstep in Rotherhithe is not something we take for granted! It was such a great learning and social experience for these young people.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #ponddipping #youngfarmers #southwarknature #outdooreducation #rotherhithe

Plot to Shop potted on these borage plants. They have lots of flowers and vegetable plants thriving in the greenhouse an...
25/04/2022

Plot to Shop potted on these borage plants. They have lots of flowers and vegetable plants thriving in the greenhouse and polytunnel that will be on sale at our Spring Fair on Saturday 7th May!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #plottoshop #plantsale #borage #farmgrown #peatfreecompost #shoplocal #carefarm #southwark

No waste on the Farm! The chickens love to peck and gobble up the old, wilted or snail nibbled leaves from our veg beds....
25/04/2022

No waste on the Farm! The chickens love to peck and gobble up the old, wilted or snail nibbled leaves from our veg beds.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #chickens #cockerel #enrichment #chickensofinstagram #rooster

Kale and lettuce leaf treats for the chickens, courtesy of Team Cow Pat. The birds are still shut in their pen under net...
25/04/2022

Kale and lettuce leaf treats for the chickens, courtesy of Team Cow Pat. The birds are still shut in their pen under netting, in line with DEFRA requirements to keep them safe from bird flu, so they really love these veggie treats!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #chickens #chicken #poultry #enrichment #animalcare #carefarming

Team Cow Pat, our animal care students, attend once a week to take part in all the animal duties. Including giving morni...
25/04/2022

Team Cow Pat, our animal care students, attend once a week to take part in all the animal duties. Including giving morning cuddles and green treats to the rabbits and Guinea pigs.

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #animalcare #carefarming #teamwork #southwark #rotherhithe

Bunches of beetroot for sale in the farm shop
23/04/2022

Bunches of beetroot for sale in the farm shop

22/04/2022

Our flock racing to the sheep pen in slow-motion. Join us on Saturday 7th May for our Spring Fair and watch our ewes getting their annual haircut - loosing their woolly coats in time for Summer!

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #sheep #ewe #wool #sheepshearing #springfair #slowmotion #sheepofinstagram #southwark #rotherhithe #whatsonlondon

We’re excited to offer a new Forest School group for 4-7 year olds. The taster session is tomorrow, Friday 22 April 2-4p...
21/04/2022

We’re excited to offer a new Forest School group for 4-7 year olds. The taster session is tomorrow, Friday 22 April 2-4pm.

Join a unique Forest School group where children have hands on experiences with animals and connect with nature in the wildlife garden.

Just one space left, book online in advance here: www.surreydocksfarm.org.uk/forest-school/

#surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #forestschool #homeeducation #outdoorlearning #southwark #nature #rotherhithe

Address

Rotherhithe St
London
SE16 5ET

Nearest Underground & Overground: Surrey Quays (East London Line), Rotherhithe (East London Line), Canada Water (Jubilee Line & East London Line) Buses: 381 - Waterloo to Peckham C10 - Victoria to Canada Water River Bus Greenland Pier is a very short walk away and the Thames Clipper service is an excellent way to arrive at the farm in style. On Foot: The farm is right on the Thames Path at Rotherhithe Street. Both Tower Bridge (upstream) and Greenwich (downstream) are about 2 miles away. Cycling: The farm is near to National Cycle Route 4 (Fishguard to Greenwich). Rotherhithe has lots of good quiet cycle paths around Greenland Dock, Southwark Park, Russia Dock - as well as the Thames Path itself. Bikes are very welcome and there is good bike parking inside the farm.

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Free admission for children. Suggested donation £3 per adult visitor. Please support us with your donations.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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Cow Pat, our animal care training project, enjoyed taking Kiera our pony on a sunny walk along the Thames path today. #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #carefarm #training #ponywalking #thamespath #riverthames
There’s lots of watering to be done now the weather is warmer. Everyone is helping out - this Cow Pat student helped water the Young Farmers growing plots and wildflower area while he waited for his taxi! #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #watering #teamwork #volunteer #summer #wildflowers #southwark
Team Plot to Shop have grown an incredible amount of plants! Visit their plant stall to buy chard, coriander, chilli, tomatoes, parsley, nasturtiums plus bedding plants! #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #plantstall #growyourown #homegrown #farmtofork #visitus #greenfingers
The Great Sheep Run! Today our ten ewes are getting their annual haircut. Visit us to watch them for free, and support our Spring Fair! #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #sheeprun #sheepshearing #springfair #southwark #rotherhithe
It’s our Spring Fair today! Join us for sheep shearing, wool spinning, cakes, refreshments, animal handling, animal feeding and a fantastic plant stall! #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #springfair #visitus #freeentry #sheepshearing #woolspinning #southwark #rotherhithe
Sleepy goat kids. #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #goatkids #goat #goatkidsofinstagram #spring #southwark #rotherhithe #visitus #whatsonlondon
Two more little lambs were born earlier this week, so we’ve now finished lambing and kidding for the year! There are so many young animals on the Farm it’s a fantastic time to visit, join us at the Spring Fair this Saturday where we’re running a ‘Meet the Animals’ area for you to get up close to our bigger lambs, rabbits, Guinea pigs and chicks! #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #sheep #lambs #lambing #zwartbles #zwartblesheep #springfair #rotherhithe #southwark #visitus #timeoutlondon #whatsonlondon
Farm Produce students have been baking and jamming ready for the Spring Fair tomorrow! They’ll be selling cakes and jams made with ingredients harvested from the Farm. #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #farmproduce #farmkitchen #jamming #baking #farmtofork #gooseberryjam #southwark #rotherhithe
Everyone’s been busy on the Farm, enjoying setting up for the Spring Fair in the sunshine. Here are the Plot to Shop team, who have grown a whopping amount of plants, all from seed in our peat-free compost! Don’t miss their plant stall in the yard tomorrow! #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #plottoshop #greenfingers #visitus #springfair #plantstall #growyourown #gardeners #homegrown #shoplocal #southwark
Tonight we welcomed back our Farm Gym group! These are evening volunteer sessions held in the Summer months, where adult volunteers can get stuck into physical tasks on the Farm. Tonight we strimmed and swept the paths, weeded a raised bed, moved a big table for the Spring Fair plant stall and cleared a huge pile of soil. We also made time to meet the goat kids and lambs! #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #farmgym #getfitfarming #volunteer #teamwork #gardening #summer #volunteering #southwark
This afternoon we welcomed a lovely group from @time_and_talents_ to the Farm. They held the chicks, rabbits and Guinea pigs, stroked the lambs and fed the goats! #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #olderpeople #animalhandling #animaltherapy #timeandtalents #rotherhithe #southwark
Our beautiful Crataegus laevigata or Midland thorn is in full bloom! #surreydocksfarm #cityfarm #se16 #blossomwatch #blossom #pinkblossom #midlandthorn #midlandhawthorn #spring #southwark