Bring your class to Stepney City Farm and have fun whilst meeting your national curriculum targets. We have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge which recognises the high quality learning experience we offer.
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Would you like to bring your class to visit the farm and meet the animals? Visiting is a great learning experience for people of all ages. One of our farmers can show you around, introduce the students to the animals, answer questions and run an animal handling session. For this we simply ask for a donation to the farm, suggested as £1 per head, but no school will be turned away due to lack of funds.
For other services specific to your year group, please click on one of the following;
Important Information about your visit
The farm is an inclusive space; most spaces are wheelchair accessible and we are actively working to increase participation for people of all different abilities and needs. We can adapt all workshops if necessary to support all members of your classes to experience the opportunities at the farm. Please contact us in advance if you have any special requirements.
Health & Safety
We have a comprehensive Health & Safety policy at the farm and a standard Risk Assessment for Schools and Youth Groups. A member of staff will also give a brief introduction to Health and Safety when the group arrives.
Working with the farm
We are keen to develop partnerships with local schools, to support community cohesion, encourage participation and to welcome children and young people to the farm. If you would like to design a project with us in any of the areas we work in or are interested in something you have not seen in this brochure, please do contact us for further discussion.
At the end of your visit or workshop we will ask the teacher to fill out a Monitoring form in order to record and evaluate the visit. If you have any further feedback, please do let us know.
Our workshops use different teaching styles to engage children with different abilities. For example a workshop may include as well as an introductory talk, matching game, a drama exercise and a seed sowing session.
Please note that costs are subject to change due to funding and circumstantial changes.
Facilities and Resources
Toilets and Hand-washing Facilities
There are toilets on site located in our Rural Arts Centre. We have male, female and disabled toilets. All of these have handwashing facilities available for groups to use before they leave, eat, drink or otherwise put their hands near their mouths. There are additional hand-washing stations around the farm and at the exit.
We have a farm shop which sells our produce seasonally, including fruit and vegetables as well as eggs from our chickens, ducks and geese.
Our café is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Weekdays it is open 9.30am to 2.30pm, and weekends 10am – 4pm. We sell hot and cold drinks; breakfast and lunch; cakes and snacks.
There are some wellington boots and gloves available upon request. Please contact directly about this to discuss.
We have an Activity Room on site that Schools and Youth Groups can rent out for use. Please contact us directly to discuss and to book this.
We have three part-time members of staff dedicated to working with School and Youth groups at the farm. Cat Tomlinson delivers our nursery packages, Hannah Leigh Mackie is our Environmental Education Project Officer, and Alex Collings is our Farm Education Officer. Stepney City Farm has a team of dedicated employees and volunteers who support all the different projects onsite.
Designated Eating Areas
If you would like to have lunch on the farm please notify us before hand. Eating is only allowed in designated eating areas and not in other areas around the farm.