Visit the farm

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Stepney City Farm in London’s East End is a working farm, Rural Arts Centre and community meeting place. We are free to visit and give children and adults a chance to meet farm animals, learn how to grow food and try out arts and crafts.

Come and visit us on Stepney Way, London E1 3DG, near Stepney Green Underground and Limehouse DLR stations. We’re open for drop-in visitors 10am to 4pm from Tuesday – Sunday and Public Holiday Mondays.

School groups are asked to book their visit with our education officers. See our teachers area or email youth@stepneycityfarm.org for more information about group visits.

Unfortunately only assistance dogs are allowed on site.

Take a stroll around this lovely patch of green space, see the animals in their fields and pop into the barn. See our potter, blacksmith and woodworkers in their studios. You can feed the animals for £1 a pot and buy freshly laid duck, hen and goose eggs. There’s a selection of scooters and mini tractors in the farm-yard for kids to play on.

The farm cafe is open Wednesday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm and on weekends from 10am to 4pm.  You will be in for a treat as it has excitingly just won ‘BEST EATERY’ at the Urban Food Awards!

For more information please call 020 7790 8204 or email info@stepneycityfarm.org

Health and safety at the farm

Farm animals, even those that are clean and healthy, can carry bugs that can be harmful to people but if you follow the following simple advice, any risks can be minimised.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after you have touched animals, fences or other surfaces in animal areas, or after removing dirty shoes or boots that have been worn on the farm.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating, drinking or smoking or touching your face (including children sucking fingers)
  • Please make use of the hand washing facilities around the farm site.
  • Supervise children closely to ensure that they wash their hands thoroughly and please help them switch off the taps properly when they are finished, so we don’t waste water.
  • Do not use gels or wipes instead of washing hands with soap and water. Gels and wipes do not remove E. coli O157 that is in dirt.
  • Do not kiss farm animals nor allow children to put their faces close to animals
  • Do not eat or drink while touching animals or walking round the farm. This includes not eating sweets, crisps or chewing gum. Only eat and drink in picnic areas or cafe.
  • Do not eat anything that has fallen on the floor.
  • Be aware that children who suffer from asthma/hayfever may experience difficulties in the dusty farm environment
  • Be aware that pregnant women should not come into contact with sheep or goats at lambing and kidding time, due the risk of Toxoplasmosis

If you feel unwell after a farm visit contact your GP or call NHS Direct on

0845 4647 as soon as possible.

For more information, please see this leaflet on avoiding infection on farm visits

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