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!
HCF NEWS FLASH
Friday 13th March - A massive thank you to everyone who has donated after our toilet rolls got stolen. Thanks to everyone who has donated, everyone who has dropped off toilet rolls and companies who have donated toilet rolls to us!
Monday 16th March - Congrats to this months lottery winner, no. 1060! To find out more about the HCF Lottery visit the website https://www.heeleyfarm.org.uk/hcf-lottery/4594634916
Tuesday 17th March - Hi all,
Due to the coronavirus outbreak and the government issuing advice to stay away from gatherings and to keep 'social distance' we have had made the tough decision to cancel or postpone events that are coming up at the Farm.
ALL GARDENING VOLUNTEER SESSIONS AT, ALL THE FARM SITES, ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
The Beer Festival will be postponed until a later date.
The Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled.
Weekly/bi-weekly/monthly sessions (FTD Carers Group and other dementia sessions held at the Farm or at other venues, Wild and Woolly, Walks for wellbeing) are postponed until further notice.
All the courses we are running (bee keeping courses, organic food growing course) are postponed to a later date, anyone with tickets to these will receive an email from eventbrite explaining the situation.
The Dawn Chorus Bird Walk has been postoned.
This is unfortunate and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused, at the Farm we take health and safety very seriously and we are taking these actions with the health, safety and wellbeing of visitors and staff members in mind.
Thanks, the Heeley City Farm team
Wednesday 18th March - Due to the decision to cancelall events at the Farm,
this Saturday's Repair Cafe will be at a different venue. You can join the guys at the
Repair Cafe at Bit-Fix-It at Abbeyfield Park House.
Times are 10am-4pm as usual.
On at THE FARM KITCHEN
Wednesday 18th March
The cafe is currently closed due to staff shortages. We will update here when we are back open. Thanks, HCF
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 will be looking at contingency plans should matters escalate and the services we provide can no longer be delivered either by staff illness or by a directive from Sheffield City Council, from which we will take our lead. So far, we have not received any information from Sheffield City Council advising us to close, so we remain open.
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 have many vulnerable people who come to and use the farm who the World Health Organisation would class as "At Risk".
All at Heeley City Farm
As well as a visitors centre the Farm does lots in the community, some of the projects we run include the following:
- Alternative Provisions 13-16yrs Education
- Learning Disabilities Placements
- Dementia Department
- South Yorkshire Energy Centre
- Local Food Growing
- Sheffield Safe Places
- School and Group Visits
- Community Heritage Department
- Garden Centre
- The Farm Kitchen (our onsite cafe)
- DBS Checks
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.