What We Do

Our mission is to use the setting of an urban farm to provide educational, recreational and therapeutic activities.

Vauxhall City Farm is the most centrally located farm in London. We are free to access and open Tuesday-Sunday 10.30am – 4pm. We specialise in educational, recreational and therapeutic services and activities ranging from school trips, workshops, gardening projects and birthday parties to riding lessons.

Our BHS, ABRS and RDA approved riding school offers schools, groups and individuals the opportunity to ride in a unique setting in Central London.

We registered as a charity in 1977 and since then we have been striving to provide for our local community and going from strength to strength. As a charity, we rely on your kind donation so don’t forget to pop some pennies in our donation box when you visit.

Our vision is a city where people from all communities are empowered to experience nature to enhance their health, well-being and life chances.

Our mission, therefore, is to use the setting of an urban farm to provide educational, recreational and therapeutic activities that:

  • Support disadvantaged and disabled people to boost their confidence and aspirations
  • Promote emotional, mental, social and physical well-being
  • Develop environmental awareness and action
  • Strengthen community cohesion
  • Create enjoyment for members of the public.

Respect: We value and nurture the contribution of all those we work with, from our farm animals and the environment, to our staff, volunteers, partners and beneficiaries.

Collaboration: We believe consultation, co-production, partnership and teamwork are essential ingredients for sustainable change.

Transformation: We strive to inspire change that will achieve powerful social, environmental and well-being outcomes for communities and people.

Creativity: We take an innovative and resourceful approach to our work which means we are always learning and pushing ourselves to do better.

Inclusivity: We value diversity in everything we do and work hard to ensure different viewpoints are given an equal voice through our projects.

Professionalism: We are a responsible and efficient organisation, with a working culture rooted in sound management, business practice and governance.

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  • Not your average day in the city

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  • Spring has Sprung

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  • Wilma the Goat

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  • Farm closed 12th March 2017

    The farm will be closed to visitors today. We apologise for any inconvenience. … Read More

  • Easter Holidays & Own a Pony Days

    Come and see the animals and take part in family friendly activities 4th March-16th March. Click for more information … Read More

  • Collect 'Get Active' Vouchers!

    Shopping at Sainsbury's? Please collect Get Active vouchers and drop them into our office anytime. … Read More

  • horses on holiday

    From the 10th-21st April our horses will be enjoying a holiday. Lessons will resume on the 22nd April. … Read More

  • The Old Dairy Open Mondays

    Our Cafe is now open on Monday's from 11am-2pm. Come along for lunch. … Read More

  • Farm closed for the winter

    Please note that the farm is now closed until the 17th January 2017. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year fr… … Read More

  • Horses on Holiday!

    Our horses will be away on their winter holiday from the 19th December until the 17th January when lessons will resume. … Read More

  • AGM 2016

    We will be holding our Annual General Meeting at 10:30 on 23rd July 2016 … Read More

  • Farm closed 15th - 18th July

    Please be aware that the farm will be closed 15th July - 18th July, as we are attending the Lambeth Country Show. Please c… … Read More

  • Lambeth Show Volunteers

    We are starting to plan for this year's Lambeth Country Show (16th & 17th July) and as every year we are looking for voluntee… … Read More

  • Spring Spectacular!

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