Farm Futures: May 2024 Farming Adventures Await!

Chirpy Greetings, Farm friends!

We are the newest residents of Vauxhall City Farm, Lana and Banana: the peach-faced love birds.

We are here to tell you everything about what’s been happening in April and what’s coming up in May, including our Spring Fair.

Some highlights from April 2024!

Our Alpaca’s went viral! Receiving a whopping 16k views on TikTok in just 24-hours, Cookie, Rolo and Toffee are keeping cool and not letting the fame go to their head just yet! Check out our Insta reels or TikTok to see what all the fuss is about. If you’re a Swiftie you’ll love it!

Fame aside, The Farm was bustling with excitement this Easter, as children searched for colourful eggs in our springtime community garden. They also got crafty during our Easter bonnet making sessions and we were very impressed with their creativity. It was a week filled with joy, laughter, and lots of love, just the way we like it.

Then came Earth Day, a time for us to celebrate our beautiful planet and all the amazing creatures that call it home. The Farm organised some fantastic activities focused on sustainability and environmental awareness. If you couldn’t make it to Earth Day, you haven’t missed out as our fantastic Education Team host regular sessions, check out the Education section below.

Our gardening clubs have been a real hit! The Wednesday club have been busy jazzing up the pond area to be more wildlife friendly; look out for a frog hide and a pond spot that will transport you to the countryside. Meanwhile, the Saturday club have been all about the herb zone. They have set up a bird bath and a butterfly feeding station to attract more wildlife. Plus, our stash of herbs, edible flowers, and sensory plants have bloomed even bigger!

We love seeing humans taking care of our planet, and it warms our little bird hearts to know that you are working hard to make a positive impact.

Lambeth Country Show 2024!

Looking for a unique way to spend a weekend this summer? Join us at the Lambeth Country Show and be part of our biggest mobile farm event of the year!

Register as a volunteer to help us run this wonderful event on 8th, 9th and 10th June. We have plenty of roles available both working with or without the animals, as well as flexi-time so you can volunteer for all three days, or just a couple of hours. Plus we put on a mean BBQ!

Our furry friends are really excited for this event and can’t wait to see you there, it’s bound to be a barnyard blast!



As we spring into May, we’re looking forward to spreading love and cheer at our forthcoming events and happenings at The Farm, including new lambs in The Farmyard, it’s very exciting!

Young Farmers Week

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a farmer? Or do you just adore animals as much as we do?

Join us this May half-term for Young Farmer Week and discover the ins and outs of farming practices, life cycles, and how to keep our planet thriving! See you there for a week of farm-tastic fun and learning!

Tuesday, May 28th – Friday May 31st

Daily 10.30am – 2pm.

Ages 8 -14 are welcome.


Spring Fair

Spring Fair at The Farm! Our sheep Daffy, Maple and Thistle will be shedding their winter coats to get ready for summer, and you are invited to watch as our talented shearer gives them a summer glow up.

As well as live sheep shearing, we will have lots of fun activities going on around The Farm.

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


Gardening Club

Gardening club is a fantastic opportunity to spend time outdoors in a safe space with other novice gardeners and learn to love the garden for FREE!

At the moment we are running a series of 6 fortnight sessions of Adults Group on Wednesday and LGBTQ+ Adults Group on Saturday.

Register your interest by emailing our Education Team on

Education Updates!

The Education Team have been busy bees, welcoming lots of visitors to our Easter Conservation Club which sparked a passion in the participants to take care of our natural world! And let’s not forget about International Earth Day on April 22nd. We celebrated with our visitors on Sunday 21st, diving into workshops and learning sessions for all ages. It was amazing to see everyone engaged in discovering how we can protect our Earth and make a positive impact.

Guess what? The afterschool club is back in action! We have been thrilled to welcome young folks from Lambeth schools, working together in a fun way while learning and applying new skills. Look out for their hard work around our site in the coming weeks.  

Meanwhile, our Saturday Young Farmers group have been busy learning all about animal care and wildlife. They have been grooming some of our farm animals and helping to keep an eye on their wellbeing. 

Our Community Garden News!

Spring has arrived and this month we expect broad beans, peas, asparagus, rainbow chard, and maybe even some soft fruit popping up in our garden. Once ready, visitors can buy fresh fruit and veggies grown right here on The Farm.

Plus, the wildflowers we planted under the fruit trees should start to bloom soon. And guess what? We have already spotted some blossoms on a few fruit trees, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for apples, peaches, plums, pears, and figs later in the year.

Oh, and speaking of new additions, we are trying our hand at growing sugar cane for the first time this year. It is currently snug as a bug in the greenhouse. Next time you swing by, be sure to ask the gardener how it is getting on – it may be tiny now, but it’s got big potential!

A huge shoutout to all our amazing volunteers, both old and new. We couldn’t keep this garden blooming without their hard work and creativity. Thank you all, and let’s not forget our regular bees who are busy buzzing around getting ready for World Bee Day on the 20th May.

SPRING OFFER! Children’s Birthday Parties!

For a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate your birthday, look no further! Host your bash right here at The Farm and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Our farm offers a picturesque backdrop for your special day, surrounded by the beauty of nature and our fury pals on the farmyard. With a dedicated party area, delightful farm-fresh treats, and plenty of cuddly creatures, your guests are sure to have a blast!

Book our spring offer before the end of May for any date in 2024.


Corporate Volunteering

Recently, we have had several companies join us for volunteer days, rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck into all sorts of tasks around The Farm.

From mucking out stables to painting fences, these corporate teams have been absolute superstars, lending a helping hand and making a real difference to our little corner of the world and we are incredibly grateful for the support of these fantastic volunteers.

If your company is looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community while bonding as a team, why not consider volunteering with us at Vauxhall City Farm? Plus, here you will also get the opportunity to meet us and our feathered and furry friends.


Support Us – Make a donation!

Did you know you can help us keep The Farm running smoothly by making a donation?

Your generous contributions go a long way in supporting our furry and feathered residents, maintaining our facilities, and funding our educational programmes. Every little bit helps to ensure that Vauxhall City Farm remains a vibrant community hub where people of all ages can come together to learn, play, and connect with nature.

Every donation means the world to us, and we are incredibly grateful for your generosity.


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!

Chirp chirp and much love from your feathered friends,

Lana & Banana


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