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28th May 2021 Update

There's no need to book to come to the farm.
We are a free, open site to visit.

Most of the farm is now open for visitors except the small animal house and the stables as the areas are too small to make them covid safe.

The large animals go out into the fields from

10am till 3pm everyday (as long as the weather isn't really bad)

Small Animal House open from 12noon everyday


now open for takeaway or eat in

9.30am till 4pm

Last orders for food 2.45pm



10am TILL 3.30pm

For all garden centre enquiries please call 0747 195 2628 during garden centre opening hours.


Advice sessions are currently through appointment only.

Contact Sharon on or call 07471952627

Thanks, HCF Team

This may change over the coming weeks as the guidelines change but we’ll update whenever things change

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:…/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-fo… and (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 and Aly will email you at copy

    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


    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


    Open 9.30am till 4pm

    Eat in or Takeaway

    Last orders for food 2.45pm

    Sheffield Healthy Holidays

    In the Summer of 2020 we held Sheffield Healthy Holidays events at the Farm. This gave young people on free school meals a free meal whilst they weren't at school (6 week holidays) and whilst at the Farm the young people could get involved with many activities at the Farm, and other venues, that were put on by some amazing providers from across the city. Thanks to Leon Lockley for filming and editing this film and to all the providers and organisations that got involved

    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)
  • 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.

    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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