School visits

Pottery classes making an egg cup

All ages, all abilities

If you are a school or group planning to visit the farm, please remember to book in advance, even if you are doing your own activities.

We have a maximum number of 30 children that we can safely accommodate at any one time, and if we get schools or large groups who turn up and are not booked in we may have to turn you away, so please book to avoid disappointment.

Self guided tours

Entrance for schools is free if you are doing your own activities. Your visit to the farm can simply be a walk around by yourselves, you could devise your own worksheets.

Paid guided tours

Find out more about the farm animals, the gardens and the history of the site with a tour from one of the Farm Team.

Tours can be tailored to the particular interests of your group.

An hour and a half costs £60.

Contact farm@hackneycityfarm.co.uk to book.

Lunch bookings

We have very limited indoor space at the farm and if you require a room for lunch you will need to book this in advance, and it may not always be available as we have many people using the classroom here at the farm.

We do have a lovely garden area, ideal for a picnic, if the weather is good, but there are not many picnic tables so you might want to bring a rug. There is also a picnic area in the adjacent Haggerston Park, next to the pond, which you might prefer to use.

education workshops

We offer interactive and engaging workshops on a range of topics to do with food, farming and the natural world.

Here are some of the most popular workshops we get asked to deliver. If you have a topic not covered here, let us know and we can usually meet your needs.

All workshops are £100 for an hour and a half with an experienced member of the Farm’s Education Team. Maximum capcity for each workshop varies so please check in the workshop description that it will meet your class size.

After the workshop you are welcome to stay and explore the Farm and its gardens.

Animal handling

Ever thought about what it takes to look after farm animals?

Under the guidance of the Farm’s Livestock Team learn about each animal, their behaviour and lifestyle.

Each student will get an opportunity to work one-on-one with the animals, including close-up contact, grooming and leading on halters.

Chicken and egg

By looking at the life-cycle of the chicken we learn about how a chick develops inside the egg, hatches out and then grows into a full grown clucking, pecking chicken in the yard.

Introduces concepts around biological development and where our food comes from.

Habitat

What do plants and animals need to survive?

We explore the various habitats around the farm both wild and domestic, and discover the wonderful range of creatures that live in them.

Work experience

At Hackney City Farm we offer a rare opportunity for students living in the city to experience what it is like working on a farm.

We have a range of work experience opportunities in animal husbandry, horticulture and environmental management for students considering a career outdoors.

Places are limited so please get in touch to arrange your placement well in advance of the date.
“I love being around the animals and helping out at the farm. This gives me confidence to be around other people.”
Jacqui Greene, Aged 16

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MORE INFORMATION

We have limited indoor space at the farm and if you require a room for lunch you will need to book this in advance, and it may not always be available as we have many people using the classroom here at the farm.

We do have a lovely garden area, ideal for a picnic, if the weather is good, but there are not many picnic tables so you might want to bring a rug. There is also a picnic area in the adjacent Haggerston Park, next to the pond, which you might prefer to use.

You are welcome to come down to do your own risk assessment during our normal opening times before you visit with your class.

The driveway and farmyard are cobbled. There is a ramp at the rear entrance of the main building and a ramp can be made available at the side entrance, just ask a member of staff.

The main garden has a concrete path along the fruit wall and then a combination of woodchip and cobbles through the rest of the garden. There are no steps around the garden paths.

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“The session was very inclusive and all the children enjoyed getting involved. The best aspect of our workshop was the nature walk, looking for insects.”
Victoria, Teacher from The Gower School
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