Founded in 1972, Kentish Town City Farm is a charity helping local families, offering educational, therapeutic and creative opportunities in an urban farm setting. Free entry, open daily, 9am -5pm. Visitors welcome.
Kentish Town City Farm is a charity providing educational, therapeutic and creative activities. It developed out of the needs of people living in an urban environment to connect with animals and nature and is a focal point for the local community today. Entrance is free but we rely on visitor donations for the upkeep of the animals.
The farm has a small core staff but depends on volunteers to help out. Children and young people are encouraged to participate in all aspects of animal care, from mucking out to helping with feeds and site maintenance. Adult volunteers also help plan and run seasonal fundraising events, holiday activities for children and help out in the farm office.
The farm has a stock of chickens, cows, ducks, geese, goats, horses, pigs and sheep with some rare breeds. They are friendly and used to visitors. Piglets and lambs are born at the farm each year.
The farm is located amidst dense local authority housing in North London, covering four and half acres, beside local train lines.
The Farm has a classroom, under 5's activity room, a training room, fitted kitchen, stables, community fruit and vegetable gardens and seating areas. It also has disabled access including hard paths and decks throughout.
As well as providing pony riding opportunities for local children the farm has also been offering Riding Therapy for children with disabilities for 40 years. We serve children with autism, learning and physical disabilities, including children who cannot walk or with limited mobility.
Please visit our website for full details of volunteering opportunities, our educational programme for schools, pre-school classes for under 5's and holiday & weekend activities, including drop-in Pony Rides for children.
The farm is open between 9-5 and open 7 days a week all year round. Everyone is welcome.