Surrey Docks Farm has applied to the Veolia Environmental Trust for funding for our ‘Riverfront Development, Phase 2’ and proceeds from the Spring Fair may be collected by the Farm and paid to Landfill Operator Veolia ES (UK) in order to release Landfill Communities Fund Monies for the Farm’s project.
It’s our Spring Fair on Saturday 11th May 2019. Join us from 11am to 4pm for an extra special day on the Farm.
Please note: entry is free, but you’ll need to bring cash to take part in activities, or purchase items from our stalls and food stations. The shop can take card payments if you get stuck, but we aren’t able to give cash back.
The Spring Fair highlights include the chance to watch sheep shearing demonstrations throughout the day. Head over to the sheep pen to see our sheep get their annual hair cut! You’ll then be able to see how the wool is spun, thanks to demonstrations from talented spinners from the London Guild of Spinners Weavers & Dyers.
Enter for free through our Rotherhithe Street gates and you’ll find home made bread being baked in our wood oven – on sale warm from the oven garnished with wild garlic foraged from the Farm site.
You’ll then wander towards our Farm Produce, Cake Stall and Plant Stall. Make sure you bring some cash to sample the cakes, take home some farm-made jams and get ready to fill your garden with our vegetable modules and bedding plants.
Head into our animal petting area for £1 and our knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to help you cuddle our rabbits, stroke a guinea pig or tickle a ferrets tummy! We’ll also have our cheeky little bottle-fed lambs to say hello to.
If you can tear yourself away from the lambs, make sure you check out our transformed donkey field. You can chill out on a straw bale, whilst sipping a drink from our bar (special thanks to Volden who are supplying us with a keg of their delicious ale) and munching on a burger from the BBQ! We’ll also have a range of activities to keep the children occupied including face-painting, bouncy castle and crafts.
Thanks to the generosity of local organisations we have some wonderful raffle prizes up for grabs. We’re selling one strip of tickets for £1 and will draw the raffle at 4pm.
Here are some of the fantastic raffle prizes:
£50 voucher from Leadbellys bar
45 minute massage vouchers from Bodytonic
GreenZen Poké & Matcha Bar – Food Voucher
Big Bowls – Food Voucher
External window cleaning from Clean Windows for U
£10 national book tokens
Donkey Adoption (including free groom and walk session)
Tower Bridge Tickets x4
If it’s time for another animal fix, buy some animal feed from the farm shop and head into our goat yard. The goats will be shut into a smaller area but you can still feed the adults and make sure you leave plenty of time to watch the very cute goat kids leaping about! Around the edge of the yard will be a range of craft stalls – perfect gift ideas, or a present for yourself!
Finally head to the river to relax with a view, or if you’re under 8, enjoy a ride on our donkeys!