Surrey Docks Farm
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8 reviews of Surrey Docks Farm in English
1) pretty gardens
2) A garden full of flowers that help to make dye 'a dye garden' - so something different from other gardens
4)quiet wildlife garden
5) amusing live turkeys
6) cosy cafe - fresh mint tea with proper leaves in, nice gooey cakes, cosy sofa
7) £1 a bag to feed the goats
8) £3.00 voluntary donation
9) free range animals
10) nice variety of animals
11) nicely designed
12) goats, pigs, pony, donkey
13) ducks - though the pond was out of use at the moment
14) picnic areas
15) plant sale areas
16) second hand bookshop
17) Child friendly, but not dumbed down with with childish signs so nice for adults and couples to visit
18) Nice for artists to draw the animals, quiet spots to read
When you come along bring some:
egg cartoons, books and DVDs, crafts to sell so help keep the place going.
It is a lovely quiet place and it has stunning views of Canary Wharf, and recommend walking to it along the Thames Path on a Sunday and it is a lovely walk too.
There is a country pong but that's normal if you're on a farm.
Comment 1 comment on this review
vivianauto, 3 December 2012:
What a truely fantastic place to spend a few hours. Close encounters with goats, sheep and chickens available in the farm yard. Donkeys, cows, pigs and a lovely miniture shetland pony all ready to make friends with. The animals are delightful but don't miss the lovely plant sections lovingly cared for by people with learning difficulties.
Staff and volunteers are helpful and chatty.
The cafe is a treat.
It's free to get in! Donate big time!! This place is well worth supporting with donations... I was told the cafe is a seperate operation so don't think eating in the cafe directly support the farm.
Viti the farm... You'll be amazed that such a place exists in the Capital.
What a lovely way to spend a morning at the City farm! Took me back a good few years to when I visited with my primary school and saw an ewe give birth right before my very eyes!
My recent return was primarily to visit the cafe. All home-made fare and reasonably priced too. I had the tuscan sausage risotto at less than 9GBP, whilst my b/f had the fish pie which came with a healthy portion of salad.
We were tempted by the 1/2 organic roast chicken with roast potatoes and vegetables at 16GBP for two people, but decided to come back another time to try it.
Overall a nice place to visit, particularly when the weather is cool and dry.
I thoroughly enjoyed a recent visit here. It's not somewhere that is easy to get to from where I live but I was wandering past one afternoon and decided to have a good look around. I’d read a lot about the farm in the Wharf newspaper regarding vandalism and a row with the Post Office and Council, so it was good to see the farm for myself.
I would thoroughly recommend a visit. It has your usual city farm animals including; goats, chickens, sheep and has a friendly community feel to the place. It also offers excellent views of Canary Wharf just over the water. There was a bit of a pong in the air which put me off sitting in the cafe on the day I was there but it is a farm, after all.
Nice free farm, food in the cafe was superb although service was a bit iffy, but will still be visiting again. Brilliant alternative for people staying at the nearby hilton as its just a short river walk away. Breakfast is £7 and served all day. Tea is £1
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I was so excited to find a yoga class on a farm - it promised a back to basics spiritual setting for some really relaxing yoga, something I had been searching for for a long time. It delivered. I found the yoga class with Guru Kaur extremely calming and I went away with some really insightful things to think about. Kundalini yoga isn't easy - some of the postures really make you ache but its physical and mental effects are tangible even after one class.
A fantastic community resource which is well-run and great for kids and adults alike. Surely the only place in London where you can see cows, sheep and horses walking past the backdrop of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers...very surreal. The idea is that local kids (who may never have been to the countryside) can learn about food production so they know that pork comes from a pig, NOT from Tesco's.
Would be 5 stars except that the excellent cafe has recently closed down, which is a travesty. However, there is talk that a new farm manager has recently been employed who has set the re-opening of the cafe as their No.1 priority.
Open every day except Mondays. Strange!
fantastic for the kids. this farm has all the regular animals and a petting farm where the kids can get right in with the sheet and goats (beware if you have food, they charge!). there are the cows and larger animals at the back of the farm, and chicken and ducks running aorund all over the place.
there is a small coffee shop which is reasonably priced. thehot chocolate is great, espeically on a cold day!
its not always open, from memory its closed on a monday so best to phone first.
a great valiue, fun day out which kids will love and never tire of.
close to the bus route too, but parking around and about if you are driving. quieter than city farm in the east end and i’d favour it anyday
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