Farm Futures: Unveiling Vauxhall City Farm’s New Year Excitement and January 2024 Adventures!

Hoppy New Year 2024!

It’s your favourite rabbit pal Kale, here with my best friend Celery, ready to kick off the new year with a burst of fur-filled fun and reveal some exciting adventures we have planned at Vauxhall City Farm.

Get your pens ready and mark off these exciting dates in your calendar! But first….

A Huge Thank You!​

Christmas 2023 was an absolute delight! We welcomed hundreds of families and friends to The Farm, it was truly magical.

Our festive decorations created a merry atmosphere and the twinkling Winter Light Trail added a touch of enchantment to every corner of our community garden.

The Grotto sessions were as snug as a bunny’s burrow, and Santa himself made a special appearance, spreading joy to all. Wreath-making sessions and Christmas Market were a hit, with everyone enjoying the merry vibes and the Christmas carols. 

A huge thank you to those who helped transform our Christmas events from ideas into reality! If you visited us during December, we’d love you know your thoughts HERE!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Parent & Baby Pub Style Quiz!

New parents missing pub quiz nights? Join us on Tuesdays at 11am for The Farm’s very own Parent and Baby Quiz!

You can attend as an individual and we will form a team for you – a wonderful way to meet other parents – or you may book as a pre-made team!

As the quiz is specifically for parent’s, we don’t mind if your baby cries, or needs feeding or changing! It’s a safe space where we want you to feel welcome and enjoy the quiz with other parents… and potentially be crowned as Vauxhall City Farm quiz team winners! Reserve your spot HERE!

Spinners at The Farm!

Interested in learning the craft of spinning? Join us and dive into the intricate world of spinning.

1. Free Spinning Demonstration: January 13th (11 am – 1 pm)

Drop-in to our cosy cafe and see our talented spinners in action. Reserve your place HERE!

2. Spinning Workshops a series of 3 Paid Sessions: January 27th, February 3rd, February 10th

For a chance to learn the skill for yourself and turn our animals wool into soft yarn.

Ages 12+ (Max. 10 participants)

For more details, including paid workshop’s price and registration information and to reserve your spot send an email to marketing@vauxhallcityfarm.org

Murder Mystery Game!

Looking for an alternative way to spend this Valentines?

Join us for an ultimate winter-themed Murder Mystery experience set amidst the cosy charm of Vauxhall City Farm’s evening bar on Wednesday 14th February at 7:30pm.

This mystery is brought to you by Nobody’s Fool Mystery Games. They are acclaimed for crafting the most beginner-friendly and fool-proof games on the market! Enjoy a welcome drink as you try and solve the crime.

Use code VCF10 at the checkout for a special early bird 10% discount! BOOK HERE!

New Year, New Opportunities!

Corporate Volunteering!

Our corporate volunteering program at Vauxhall City Farm is gearing up for an impactful year ahead!

Together we will be cultivating teamwork, fostering community connections, and making a positive impact on the farm and beyond.

New Year Offer: Book 10 places for the price of 9 by 31st January!

For more info and to book click HERE!

Volunteering Opportunities!

Whether you’re passionate about caring for adorable farm animals, cultivating vibrant gardens, or engaging with the local community, there’s a place for you at The Farm!

Embrace this opportunity to grow personally, contribute to a sustainable environment, and build lasting connections.

Fill your volunteering application HERE!

If you have any questions, write an email to volunteering@vauxhallcityfarm.org

Host your event with us!

Planning a Birthday Party or a Community Gathering?

Perhaps a Corporate Meeting?

Whatever your event, with the rustic allure of Vauxhall City Farm as your setting, your event is sure to be memorable.

To know more about our room hire options and host your event, click HERE!

Education!

In 2023, around 3000 young people enrolled in our workshops and programmes and hundreds more families engaged in our drop-in sessions throughout the weekends and holidays. From Junior Volunteer days and school trips to Young Farmers and Conservation Club, we have catered for all ages. 

You are never too young or old to gain new experiences, practise new skills and learn new things.

In 2024, the education team is pleased to be offering even more workshops and programmes and looking forward to working with our ever-expanding community. Our workshops continue to run, welcoming groups to Meet the Animals, learn about Habitats, Sustainability and Plant Life or explore the journey food takes from Land to Lunchbox.

This February, we will be offering a unique opportunity for those looking to get started in their careers, hosting an Employability Programme for 16 – 25-year-olds not currently in education or training and looking for a head start on building their professional profile. Offering support with CV writing, interview skills and plenty of tips and advice on how to succeed in your employability journey.

Over the February half term, we are excited to launch Camp Green Horizons, focusing on Climate Change, young people aged 10 – 16 will take part in a week of fun activities that aims to inspire, educate and empower young people to become proactive champions of climate change mitigation and lead them on a journey towards a sustainable future.

Keep up to date with our programmes on our website or get in touch witheducation@vauxhallcityfarm.org

Garden!

Thank you Southwestern Railways for providing us with a grant for our new orchard!

A dozen new trees have found their roots in the new orchard at the farm entrance, and we intend to underplant them with a grass/wildflower mix. Also, get ready to be dazzled by the daffodil’s spectacular show in it.

We’ll be carefully pruning dormant trees to get them ready for the upcoming seasons. And yes, we are taming those fig trees that have decided to reach for the skies! Finally, we are creating a winding path through our vegetable patch to increase growing space while also providing a wonderful journey for visitors.

Adopt Me and Plan Your Visit!

Adopt me as a wonderful gift for yourself or your loved ones and by doing that you will also be helping The Farm to cover my day to day costs. It will definitely be a win-win situation! ADOPT KALE!

Furthermore, you can also book a Meet and Greet session with me (and Celery). 

Farm reopens on Tuesday, 9th January 2024 for visitors as usual (Tuesdays-Sundays between 10.30am to 4pm) after Christmas and New Year holidays! I can’t wait to welcome you with open paws for a hop-tastic time together.

Spread the Love: Make a Donation!

As we hop into the new year, let’s not forget the power of giving.

Please consider making a donation to support Vauxhall City Farm. Your support brightens lives all year round.

DONATE HERE!

Sending boundless gratitude your way.

Fluffily yours,

Kale the Rabbit

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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