What We Offer

Riding Lessons  ·  Schools and Education  ·  Birthday Parties
Animal Adoption  ·  Filming and Photo-shoots  ·  Corporate Challenges
Room Hire  ·  Guided Tours  ·  Animals Out  ·  Incubation
Farmer for a Day

Riding Lessons

We offer a range of different lessons, to book please contact Linda (linda.hinds@vauxhallcityfarm.org), or call 0207 582 4204. Please note that all paperwork and payment must be received before lessons can be confirmed.


Weekend riding for children

Lessons cost £28 for 45 minutes. Some subsidised lessons are available at £12. Children must be at least 8 years old to ride.

Pony club stable management lessons

Thursdays, 5 - 6:30. Lessons cost £15 for Pony Club members, £20 for non-members. You can become a member of the Pony Club here.

Individuals lessons

On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings. Lessons cost £30 for 30 minutes. Available for able-bodied and disabled adults and child aged 4 years and above.

Groups lessons

On Mondays (18:30, 18:45, 19:00), Thursday (19:45) and Sundays (14:00). Suitable for teenagers and adults who can walk, trot and canter. Lessons cost £30 for 45 minutes.

Riding for the disabled

Riding offers therapeutic benefits and the chance for riders to achieve their personal goals. We offer Riding for the Disabled lessons for school groups. We also offer sessions for individuals at a subsidised rate on Monday evenings.

Schools and Education


We offer a range of educational services for teachers and group leaders to choose from and we're always happy to tailor activities to your needs. Whether it's lambing season or harvest time a trip to the farm is always exciting and there's always something new to see.

Here's 5 reasons to bring your group to Vauxhall City Farm

  1. A wide collection of friendly animals including sheep, goats, alpacas, horses, ducks, chickens, geese, rabbits, ferrets, rats, and guinea pigs. 
  2. Cheerful staff to make your visit fun, safe and memorable. 
  3. High quality, curriculum-linked learning experiences tailored to your group's requirements. 
  4. Our newly refurbished ecology garden, a peaceful green space to learn about the natural environment. 
  5. A unique opportunity to introduce young people to the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside in an urban environment.

Vauxhall City Farm are very grateful to the Covent Garden Market Authority Community Fund in helping to support a range of talk tours, workshops, incubation and young farmers club food sessions for local young people.

We are now taking bookings for fun and exciting educational activities on the farm and in the classroom.

School Trips

If you’re interested in bringing a group to the farm download our pre-visit pack and booking form. For more information or to make a booking please email education@vauxhallcityfarm.org.

Workshops

Choose one of our curriculum linked workshops to support your classroom topic and make the most of your trip. Groups booking for both a tour and a workshop receive a 10% discount! For full details of workshops please download our brochure. Workshops start from £75
For more information or to make a booking please email education@vauxhallcityfarm.org.

Specialist Primary & Secondary Schools.

We offer a tailored six week package for specialist primary and secondary schools. The cost of this £480

The FERRET project

The FERRET project (Farm Experiences for Responsibility, Resilience, Employability and Training) offers weekly sessions over 5 weeks on-site where students will get up close and personal with animals and learn through practical sessions about animal characteristics, relationships, health, food & life cycles. The Mini FERRET reflects the FERRET project but is aimed at Primary aged children.

The Five sessions will cover:

  • Animal Care
  • Animal and human relationships
  • Plant life
  • Healthy Eating
  • Environmental Well-being

Download our flyer for more information.

Animals Out

A mobile farm service for any event!

We are experts at taking our animals, both large and small, out to schools, nurseries, birthday parties, fairs, events and residential homes. We offer two main packages but we can tailor any visit to you particular requirements.

Please email Michelle (michelle.frank@vauxhallcityfarm.org) or call us on 0207 582 4204 if you have any queries or would like to book.

Incubation

Incubation in the classroom is now booking for the Autumn Term.

Hatching chicks in your own classroom is a very special experience. We provide everything you need including child-friendly incubators that make it easy to watch the chicks hatching. As well as coming to set the project up we will deliver two educational sessions and bring chickens and ducks to visit the children in school. Spaces are very limited so please book early!

For more information please, see our Incubation flyer, email Michelle (michelle.frank@vauxhallcityfarm.org) or call us on 0207 582 4204.

Animal Adoption

You can support the farm’s animals by adopting your favourite as a wonderful present for family or friends (or yourself!) any time of the year.  It’s simple; download the form here, post it, email it (info@vauxhallcityfarm.org) or drop it in and we’ll process it and send your certificate directly to your chosen relative, children or friends - who wouldn't be happy to know they were supporting an urban pig or city-dwelling chicken!

Filming and Photo-shoots

Need a rural photo-shoot but don't want to trek out to the countryside? Need animals in the studio? We have provided a location and animals for a huge range of projects including fashion shoots, Countryfile, Ten Years Younger, Pineapple Dance Studios, Daybreak, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC's This Week, Pinewood Studios and many more. 

Please email Michelle (michelle.frank@vauxhallcityfarm.org) or call us on 0207 582 4204 if you have any queries or would like to book.

Birthday Parties

Vauxhall City Farm is perfect for a special birthday party. The sunny classroom overlooks the main yard and the animals love to come and help you celebrate!


We offer a variety of options from room hire alone, allowing you to explore the farm at your leisure, down to a party host for a meet the animal’s session, craft activities and a goody bag for each child. For more information on what we offer and the prices, please download our Birthday Party Information Pack! Prices start from £100.

If you would like to make a provisional booking enquiry, please download our Birthday Party Booking Form, fill it in your selections and return it to education@vauxhallcityfarm.org. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm the availability and the total price of your request.

Room Hire

Our bright and sunny classroom is ideal for meetings, community groups, public consultations or a staff away-day with a difference. We can additionally supply teas and coffees, a digital projector and guided tours of the farm.

For more information or to make a booking enquiry please download our Room Hire Booking Form and return it to education@vauxhallcityfarm.org. You are also welcome to pop in for a free non-obligatory look at the room before you book, just give us a call!

Guided Tours

Meet the animals and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the farmyard with one of our popular guided tours. Tours last approximately one hour and are led by our friendly education workers.

We tailor each tour to your group's requirements so if you would like to focus on a particular topic please let us know. The talk tours are suitable for all age groups.
  • £80 for groups of up to 15
  • £100 for groups of up to 30
Group Size - We are the smallest city farm in London! This means the maximum group size we can accommodate at one time is 30.

Access - The farm is fully wheelchair accessible and only ¾ of an acre in size so there is only a very short distance to walk between the animals. We have an accessible toilet.

Parking - Unfortunately we don’t have any parking space for coaches and mini-buses but groups can be dropped off and collected on Tyers Street, directly outside the farm entrance. There is parking available outside the farm on pay-on-display meters. Unfortunately, we are just inside the congestion zone.

Safety - When you book a visit you will receive a copy of our risk assessment and safety guidelines and you are very welcome to visit the farm prior to your visit to carry out your own risk assessment.

E. coli - Vauxhall City Farm has put in place all recommended safety measures and the risk of contracting any illness from the farm is extremely low. We do rely on group leaders to ensure that all members of their group follow hygiene precautions. A copy of our specific zoonosis risk assessment is available on request.

What to Wear - We strongly recommend that all visitors wear welly boots or old trainers and warm clothes. Sun hats and high factor sun cream are recommended in the summer.

Cancellation Policy - If a booking is cancelled by the visiting group with less than 2 weeks' notice we will charge 75% of the total agreed cost.

For more information or to make a booking please email education@vauxhallcityfarm.org.

Corporate Challenges

A corporate challenge is the perfect way to get your team out into the fresh air and support the farm at the same time. We are often looking for groups to help with jobs around the farm such as gardening, DIY, painting and even cleaning out the duck pond.

If you think your organisation could help please email Michelle (michelle.frank@vauxhallcityfarm.org) or call us on 0207 582 4204.

Farmer for a Day

The Farmer For A Day program is aimed at young people between the ages of 8 and 14 and it includes feeding, grooming, handling and mucking out (but not too much) of all our lovely farm animals.

You will complete different activities throughout the day, allowing you to collect the three badges you will need to receive your Farmer For A Day certificate and Vauxhall City Farm rosette.

The programme is a great way to learn about animals, how to look after them, what and when to feed them and much more. It is also a fantastic way to show responsible pet ownership and prove that maybe, you’ll be ready to have your own pet animal soon.

Farmer For A Day costs £70 and runs 10am – 4pm, we have two dates available:

Tuesday 27th May 2014 (Cleaning out small animals, handling and restraining small animals, health checking small animals)

Friday, 30th May 2014 (Mucking out large animals, handling and restraining large animals, health checking large animals)

Email Michelle (michelle.frank@vauxhallcityfarm.org) to book or for more information.