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On the second Tuesday of every month Heeley City Farm's Dementia Department hold a Carers Group for people caring for someone with Frontotemporal Dementia (formerly Pick's Disease). This is a confidential but informal space where people living in the dementia world can vent, chat to others about what they are going through and, in-turn, help people who might have queries of their own. The group is growing by the month with new faces each time. This is a great space to learn about FTD from the people who are living it in every day life. The people who know. The group is run by the Dementia Manager, Lee Pearse, with the help of his brother, Andrew Pearse, who both cared for their mother, Valerie, who had FTD for over 12 years. Lee and Andrew know how speaking to people who know what you are talking about can bring a sense of relief that you are not the only ones going through it and that is what they hope people get from the group, a social element that carers often miss whilst caring for someone whilst getting support from their peers.

For more information contact Lee on or Andrew on or call 0114 258 0482

Our Dementia Friendly Farm Afternoon sessions are back!

Following Covid-19 guidelines we are offering people living with dementia and their carers a varitey of activities on the Farm.

Each session with have a different activity based either in The Valerie Garden or in South Yorkshire Energy Centre (weather depending).

Spaces are limited so spaces must be booked in advance, please do not just turn up. Book a space by emailing

The Healthy Holidays scheme is back this October half term. Join us next week for some activities!

Monday to Friday from 11am till 4pm we will have our night line sensory walk activity. No need to book. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Navigate your way round our NightLine whilst blindfolded and tick off the list on the worksheet what you can smell, hear and feel!

Iron Forging Demnostrations! On Monday and Tuesday next week from 10am till 4pm come and watch our local forger, Iain, as he demonstrates a range of forging techniques. Children over 9 years old are welcome to participate. No need to book

Wednesday we will have 2 sessions of Tie Dying workshops, one at 10.30am and one at 1pm, join Sarah as she show how to tie dye t-shirts. For ages 8 and above. Wear old clothes and give the childs t-shirt size when booking a space. Spaces are limited - book in advance!

Thursday and Friday, 10.30am till 12pm we will have our Heritage activity 'Ceramic Celebration'! Join our Heritage team and play with clay, explore old pots, create new pots and find out what ceramics can tell us about the past! Open to all ages, young children must be supervised by an adult. Spaces limited - book in advance

Free packed lunch to all children participating in the activities - priority to those on free school meals.

To book call - 07563875915

October half term events from other organisations

For obvious reasons we weren't able to do our annual seed swap the way we usually do this year... but that wasn't going to stop us!
This year the gardening team are doing it a little different and keeping it covid safe.
All you need to do is follow this link
and fill in the online form and then you will be able to pick your seeds up from the farm on a Saturday! All will be explained on the form

Volunteer Gardening Sessions

We hold gardening sessions at various places around Sheffield for anyone to come and join in.
There are a few opportunities that we provide for anyone to get involved in some gentle gardening. All sessions are open to all, do as little or as much as you like, no experience necessary and all equipment is provided.
The places, days and times are as follows...

Heeley City Farm site sessions

Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, Sheffield, S2 3DT

Every Saturday 10am till 3pm

Last session of the year is on Saturday 12th December 2020 and the first one of next year is Saturday 13th February 2021

For more information contact Saskia on

Wortley Hall Walled Garden

Sheffield, S35 7DB

Tues, Weds and Thurs 10.30am till 4pm

Contact Jo for more information on

Meersbrook Walled Garden

Meersbrook Park, Sheffield, S8 9FL

Thursdays 10.30pm till 4pm

Contact Jo for more information on

Dovercourt Sessions 

Dovercourt Surgery, 3 Skye Edge Avenue, Sheffield, S2 5FX

Wednesdays 11 till 1 

Contact Jo for more information on

Norfolk Park Sessions

Norfolk Park Walled Garden, Norfolk Park, Sheffield, S2 2PL

Wednesday 12.30 till 4pm

For more info contact Nick on

St Marys sessions

St Mary's Community Garden, The Old Rectory, Handsworth Road, Handsworth, Sheffield, S13 9BZ

Tuesdays 12 till 4

For more information contact Darrell on

Gleadless Valley Food Bank

Gleadless Valley Methodist Church, 153 Blackstock Road, Sheffield, S14 1FX

Fridays 11 till 1 

For more information contact Helen on

Firth Park Community Allotment Sessions

Firth Park Community Allotment, Vickers Drive, Sheffield, S5 6TG

Wednesday & Thursday - 10am till 2.30pm

For more info contact Dot on

Herdings Community and Heritage Centre sessions

Herdings Community & Heritage Centre, Morland Road, S14 1TD

Thursday & Thursday - 9am till 12pm

For more info contact Kim on

Corporate Activity Days

Does your organisation need a break from your everyday work environment?

The Farm's Corporate Activity Days are a great opportunity for team building days and away days from the office/the normal work place and you will be helping out a local charity whilst you are doing it.

We can offer a wide range of hands on practical activities to group of 10 - 20 adults. You can get experience in a range of tasks including Woodwork, Horticulture tasks, constructions, dry stone walling, gate hanging, painting, harvesting amongst others.

Get out of the office and get hands on!!

For more information on the activities, prices or to book a place contact Julie Blacker on or phone 0114 258 0482

We have already held Corporate Days for HSBC, Amey, Santander, University of Sheffield Medical Department amongst others

Other Organisation's Events

Heeley City Farm works with a wide variety of organisations across Sheffield, here are some events that those organisations are putting on...

Could you volunteer as a tutor for just one hour a week?

Action Tutoring is an education charity that offers free English and maths tutoring to disadvantaged pupils whose families could not otherwise afford it. We want to make sure that all children can achieve their full potential, regardless of their background. We rely on volunteer tutors to make this happen.

What is the commitment?

Just one hour a week, for an academic term (just over two months).

Where does it take place?

Our programmes are based in local primary and secondary schools. We work with Year 6 pupils preparing to take their SATs exams, and Year 11 pupils preparing to take their GCSEs.

What do we offer?

● A member of staff to support you during tutoring

● Training in how to tutor

● Workbooks and resources

● A free DBS check (formerly known as CRB)

For more information, visit our website here.

Click here and complete a quick online form to apply to be a tutor.

Heeley City Farm

Help Heeley City Farm by donating via our JustGiving page. Even the smallest amount can help the work we do to continue! For more info on how people can help the Farm go to our Donate Page

Working for the community with the community

Heeley City Farm is a company limited by guarantee without share capital.

Reg. No. 2141420. VAT Reg. No. 646 3843 17. Reg. Charity No. 1111482.

Member of the Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens.

Honorary Patrons: Professor Danny Dorling, Louise Haigh MP

Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, Sheffield, S2 3DT.

Phone: 0114 258 0482


Heeley City Farm 1981–2019

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