Farm Futures: June 2024 Farming Adventures Await!

Hello, farm friends! We are Poppy and Petal, the proud mums of these adorable new-born lambs at Vauxhall City Farm. We have been busy looking after the playful trio.

We are here to bring you the latest happenings from Vauxhall City Farm. Let’s take a look at what went down in May and what’s coming up in June 2024.

Some highlights from May 2024!

This May has been absolutely ewe-nique! It kicked off with the birth of our adorable lambs at the farm. Come and say hello to us on your next visit, and don’t forget to join our **Lambs Naming Competition** to suggest names for our baby lambs! Enter HERE! Speaking of births, there’s still time to grab our Spring Birthday Party offer to redeem anytime in 2024, details are below.

Our 6-week programme of gardening clubs has been a blooming success, making The Farm’s Community Garden more beautiful and wildlife-friendly than ever.

This terms’ Afterschool Club has come to an end. Children explored, researched, and developed ways in which we can reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill each year from repurposing waste, to designing a recycling station for The Farm and its many visitors. The young people worked really hard and had lots of fun along the way.

Finally, Young Farmers Summer Term 1 group had a baa-tastic spring, helping with The Farm tasks, learning about our natural world and getting to meet our newest residents, the lambs! And with Young Farmers Week kicking off today, there’s even more farmyard fun in store where ages 8-14 will learn about life on The Farm, from helping to muck out stables, to grooming our goats, looking after our guinea pigs and exploring our vibrant garden space. If there are spaces left, add a link to sign up or state if it’s drop in.


The fun doesn’t stop there! We have a Spring Fair at The Farm, and even more exciting events as we head into June with our ongoing efforts to educate and inspire our community.

May Spring Fair

Our friend Daffy is super excited for the Spring Fair as we will be shedding our winter coats, and you are invited to watch as our talented shearer gives us a summer glow up.

Plus, there will be lots of other fun activities happening on The Farm.

Join us on Thursday 30th May, from 10:30am – 4pm.


Father’s Day Weekend

Celebrate Father’s Day with us at The Farm, where fun and football await the whole family each day from 10:30 am onwards. We will be screening some of the Euro 2024 games on our big screen. Bar opens at 12pm.

Saturday 15th June, Hungary vs Switzerland, kick-off 2pm.

Sunday 16th June, Poland vs Netherlands, Kick-off 2pm.

This is a free event. No need to book, just turn up!


Gardening Groups

Following the success of our gardening clubs which ran from March to May we plan to keep our gate open for more regular drop-in sessions.

It is a fantastic opportunity to spend time outdoors with other novice gardeners and learn to love the garden for FREE!

Community Gardeners: Fortnightly on Wednesdays (1.30pm – 3.30pm) from 29th May. For 18+

LGBTQ+ Gardening Group: A safe space for the LGBTQ+ Community Fortnightly on Saturdays (11am – 1pm) from 1st June. For 18+


Spring Birthday Party Offer!

Celebrate your child’s special day in a unique and memorable way by hosting their birthday party at Vauxhall City Farm.

With a dedicated party area and delightful farm-fresh treats, your guests will have the best of times in a setting that’s as special as you are!

Book our Spring Offer before the end of May for a discount on any dates in 2024.

Spring Offer!

Lambeth Country Show 2024!

If you are on the hunt for a unique way to spend a summer weekend, look no further!

Visit our furry friends at the Lambeth Country Show in June and experience our biggest mobile farm event of the year! It is bound to be a whole haystack of fun! My furry friends are really excited for this event and can’t wait to see you there!


Education Updates!

We are having a baa-rilliant May Half-Term at The Farm with lots of young people joining us to experience farming life, getting stuck into running the site and looking after us and our animal friends.

Over the past month, our education team has welcomed schools daily to enjoy our Community Garden and take part in workshops. During our Meet the Animals workshop, they have got to know our smaller animal friends and learn about their habitats and adaptations. Whilst many other groups have explored the garden space and discovered where our food comes from in our Land to Lunchbox workshop.

The Education team has also loved working with secondary school students this term in our wellbeing programme, City Sprouts. It was rewarding to see them grow, building their confidence both as a group and around our furry and feathered animal friends.

Young Farmers Summer Term 2!

Join us for the Summer Term 2 of Young Farmers to learn all about animal welfare and how to care for us and our animal friends, great and small. 

Also discover the importance of wildlife and plants on The Farm in exciting workshops.

Every Saturday from 15th June – 20th July (9.00am – 11.30am). For ages 8 – 14.


Our Community Garden News!

The garden is all plants GO!!!!! Fruit and Veg will soon be springing up everywhere and will be for sale on the farm. More perishable things like Cardoon, Kale, pumpkin leaves, etc can be purchased straight from our Gardener so look out for David to check what is available.

Check out the pond area. The toad tadpoles are getting bigger and are starting to grow legs as we move into summer! The Gardening Club put a lot of love into the pond area and have increased the diversity of plants both in and out of the pond.

The herb garden is becoming a beautiful show of herbs, edible plants, and medicinal plants. Look out for Aztec Broccoli, Blessed Thistle and Hibiscus – to name but a few! Come and take a seat on one of our benches and enjoy the sensory experience!

Volunteer with us!

Volunteering at Vauxhall City Farm is a baa-rilliant way to get involved, meet, and spend time with us, and give back to the community.

Whether you’re helping on the farmyard or community gardens or assisting with events, there’s always something exciting to do.

Plus, you’ll learn new skills and have a lot of fun along the way. Come and join our flock and be part of something special!


Support Us – Make a donation!

Your support means the world to us, and we are incredibly grateful for your generosity. It will help to cover the expenses for our feed and care.

Thank you for being part of our farm family and helping us continue to make a positive impact in our community. Together, we can keep the farm flourishing for generations to come!


That’s all for now! Stay baa-rilliant and see you soon!

Poppy and Petal, the Sheep

Don’t forget we have two purpose-built meetings room adjacent to our café, which are perfect for meetings, parties, and events. Please see our website for full details, give us a call or contact our office team with any questions.

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