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Stonebridge City Farm, Nottingham

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Stonebridge City Farm is a City Farm in St Ann's, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Although it is relatively small in size - the area of a school that was originally to have been built there - it has gardens, wild green space and farm animals.HistoryThe St. Anns area of Nottingham underwent a great deal of slum clearance starting in the 1960s and 1970s, making way for more modern council housing. Although much of the area was regenerated, a school that was planned for the site was cancelled and the land became derelict. Urban farms had started to crop up in the Netherlands, and in 1977 started to be discussed for this site. By 17 August 1978 a lease was signed, and a barn erected in May 1980.GardensThe Farm has a number of areas of cultivation, from orchards and greenhouses to more formal gardens and wild spaces. Fruit and vegetables grown there are used in the kitchens of the on-site café, or sold either in the shop or a stall on the nearby Sneinton Market. Bees are also kept, both as pollinators and to harvest their honey.The gardens have won a number of awards, such as the Civic Trust "Green Flag" award (national standard for parks) and the RHS/Nottingham in Bloom Gold Medal.AnimalsA number of animals of all sizes are kept. Although these change over time, rare breed pigs, cows, goats and sheep (and even Shetland ponies and donkeys) are usually to be seen in the paddocks around the farm. A large number of chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese are kept, partly for the eggs they provide. There are also smaller animals such as guinea pigs and rabbits (which may be handled by the public) and an aviary of exotic birds (which may not).The Farm is also surrounded by trees and shrubs, which attract a number of wild birds. Events such as the RSPB "Feed the Birds Day" are often staffed by members of the local RSPB group. There are also other wildlife events such as pond dipping held there.
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  • This farm is adorable, it's perfect for a quiet afternoon of relaxing I think it's fantastic that they have such a low price for entry, and that they sell produce too! Their volunteering scheme is rea...  more »
  • A really excellent little farm right in the inner city, run by such caring people. Lots of lovely animals and activities.  more »
  • First of all its free! It's a lovely little farm perfect for little ones getting to know the animals. Donations welcome to help run it, which is good. A nice place to get a cuppa and let the kids roam...  more »
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  • Lovely place for kids. Many interesting photography opportunity. The environment and the enclosure setup looks really nice
  • This is a great place for families to take the children for a mini farm experience you can wonder around the grounds see and feed all the different animals have a walk around the gardens sit and have a picnic or have lunch in the cafe work homemade foods whilst the children play and all for a small donation
  • Lovely family day out. Will definitely be going again.
  • Charity run, free entry and parking small but worth taking the children.
  • Great place to go with small and big kids a huge variety of animals nice cafe too. Stonebridge City Farm is a great amenity for inner city Nottingham.