Book our River Room for a Party

Please note Surrey Docks Farm is not offering room hire for children’s parties at present.
We are limited by staff capacity (as we have no admin support to handle bookings and we’d need additional cleaning time) plus the pop-up cafe is currently operating out of the space and using the river room for storage. We’ll need to review a few operational issues before we can open up for parties in this space again.
Do check back on this page as we’ll update here when we are ready to take bookings again. Apologies for any disappointment!

Our River Room is a lovely unique venue for a party or event. The room has access to the Thames Path with stunning views of Canary Wharf and the Docklands as well as overlooking our open farmyard where our goats and chickens live. We’ve recently had the space refurbished to a very high standard – the room is now bigger, brighter, warmer and very welcoming!

We strongly encourage you to come and take a look at the room before making a booking so we can show you the space and also explain more about access while this external building work is taking place. We are open 7 days a week from 10am-4pm and if you ask in the Farm Shop, someone should be able to show you the space.

During the weekdays the room is largely used by visiting school groups but we do have some availability for hire, please contact the Farm Manager via email to enquire about weekday bookings.


Weekend Bookings

Over the weekends the room is available to hire on Saturday and Sundays from the new times of 11am – 4pm for a fee of £150. The hire period includes set-up and clearing away time and we ask for an additional refundable deposit. The Farm closes at 4pm so we’re not able to offer any extension time.

We leave the format of the party up to you. Some organise the entertainment themselves – traditional games, music and maybe a treasure hunt, others bring in professional entertainers. If you’d like to bring in a professional we do have some restrictions, so please first get in contact with our Manager via email. Either way feedback from children and parents is excellent and we often attract repeat bookings.

Please read the below FAQ document which will cover many queries you’re likely to have before visiting or booking.


Donkey Rides

We are also able to deliver Donkey Rides! We can give your party guests a ride as we lead the donkeys up and down the Thames Path within the Farm for 30 minutes. Riders must be children under 8 years old and they have to wear one of our riding hats. We charge an additional £40 for this activity.

When available donkey rides are offered from 2:30pm-3pm. Donkey rides are dependent on the weather and the Farm having enough volunteers to assist with rides. As such rides will be confirmed on the day of your event and the additional payment will need to be paid in the Farm Shop on the day.



We ask for full payment of £150 for the hire period and an additional £100 refundable deposit to secure your booking. If you leave on time, stick to the Terms & Conditions and clear up before you go, your deposit will be refunded to you on the Monday after your event and should be with you that week.

Please be aware there is no extension time to the end of parties, even if you offer to pay extra as the Farm closes at 4pm.

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