Hi all,

We are aware that Zoo's and Safari Parks will be permitted to open from 15th June.

However as a small charity and community farm with limited resources, we're still working hard to carry out detailed Coronavirus Risk Assessments in order to meet the requirements set out within the government's distancing guidelines – so we’re not ready to open to the public just yet

We ask for your patience and thank you for your continued support through this very difficult time.

Thanks, Heeley City Farm

A statement about Coronavirus COVID-19 from Heeley City Farm;

The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a concern for all of us and we’re taking the situation seriously.

We are keeping up to date with advice from (i) NHS England and (ii) Department of Health and Social Care which you can find on their websites: https://www.gov.uk/…/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-fo… and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ (both very clear and informative).

The government site gives clear guidance on what to do (e.g. self-isolate) if you have returned from visiting any of the affected areas, whether you are experiencing symptoms or not. Anyone with a "new, continuous" cough or high temperature is now advised to self-isolate for seven days, as the UK government moves to the "delay" phase of its plan to tackle coronavirus.

We are putting practical measures in place in our building to help reduce the spread of the virus.

We have closed all enclosures we are able to at the Farm. As we are an open site some of the some of the areas are still open to walk around, for your daily exercise, but if you do come to the Farm please follow the giovernment and the site's guidelines;

  • Social distancing - stay 2-3 metres away from each other at all times
  • Wash your hands - wash your hands thoroughly for a minimum of 20 seconds, there are sinks around the site to do this
  • Do not come to the Farm if you are showing symptoms or feeling unwell

Please take advice from NHS and the Government - was your hands regularly with soap and water, cough into elbows or into a tissue.

IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE FARM. We are an open We have many vulnerable people who come to and use the farm who the World Health Organisation would class as "At Risk".

Thank you,
All at Heeley City Farm

If you would like to see a copy of our CoronaVirus Risk Assessment for the Farm

please email [email protected] and Aly will email you at copy

The Farm Kitchen open Wednesday, Friday to Sunday



10am till 3pm

Garden Centre open Wednesday to Sunday!


10am till 3pm.

Maximum 5 people at any one time in the garden centre.

Online order collection will still continue through the week, Wednesday - Friday 12pm till 3pm.

To manage visitors/potential queues to the cafe and garden we are changing the way into the garden centre - the entrance to the garden centre will be on Alexandra Road and that will also be the exit for the cafe. The entrance on Anns Road will be the entrance for the cafe and the exit for the garden centre.

Garden Centre open online!

Our garden centre is now open again but ONLINE ONLY - We are now on Shopify!


Check out then new store here https://heeley-city-farm.myshopify.com/collections/all

Thanks again to all those who have bought from our store and supported us during these unprecedented times.

Stay Safe.

Thanks, HCF

A friendly farm and environmental visitor centre

in Heeley at the heart of Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Come and meet our friendly animals; play in our under-8s playground; enjoy fresh, home cooked meals in our Cafe, The Farm Kitchen or stock up on plants from our peat-free Garden Centre.

There are always lots of events and activities happening.

You can also do all your recycling in our Community Recycling Centre!

Can you help out the Farm? You can donate to the farm via our JustGiving Page

The Farm is free entry!


You can help HCF by donating to the charity via our JustGiving Page!

Or by buying something for the Farm from our Amazon Wishlist

Or chose us as your chosen charity on Amazon Smile and every time you buy we receive a donation.

Chose us here


20th October 2020 - Due to staff illness the garden centre will closed on Sunday for the next few weeks. We will update when it is open on Sundays again.

Thanks, HCF

19th October 2020 - Hi all,

we have had quite a few enquiries regarding pumpkin picking at the farm, we come top of the google list when pumpkin picking in Sheffield is searched even though we have never done it, just to let you know that we don't do pumpkin picking at the Farm due to the size of the site (also because the site is currently closed due to the Covid)

Thanks - HCF

14th October 2020 - We have received funding from the Heritage Lottery. Read our press release here

7th October 2020 - We are now on Amazon Smile, choose us as your charity and everytime you buy from Amazon we will receive a donation every time you buy. To chose us click here https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1111482-0

9th September 2020 - The Farm Kitchen, our onsite cafe is now open Wednesday, Friday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm. CARD PAYMENTS ONLY, TAKE AWAY ONLY

Garden Centre open Wednesday to Sunday

10am till 3pm



Wednesday, Friday to Sunday 10am till 3pm.

Take away only service and will only be accepting card payments.

We will be following social distance guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: The rest of the site is remaining closed until we can finalise safe ways to manage the numbers/members of the public on site.

As well as a visitors centre the Farm does lots in the community, some of the projects we run include the following:

And don't forget to check out all the events that are coming up  

As a charity we rely on the generosity Visitors and the wider public

We receive no core funding to help run the Farm, which is why donations are so important.

Little purple donation boxes can be found round the site.

If every visitor donated just £2 it would help the Farm run and continue to do the work we do.

You can also donate by going to our JustGiving page

Our Mission Statement

Heeley City Farm identifies, confronts and addresses the problems of poverty, inequality, prejudice and lack of opportunity in our inner city community by supporting and promoting community regeneration and self help within environmentally friendly and self-sustaining systems, using the background of a mini farm, community gardens and related resources.