Information for Farm Visitors
Please Note: The Farm will be closed on Saturday 2nd November for a Staff and Trustee training workshop.
We are open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm, entry is free
What’s On – plan your visit to include an activity
Opening Times: Every day of the week (closed Sat 2nd Nov), 9am to 5pm. Free Entry.
Kentish Town City Farm is a community charity that provides opportunities to help people connect with animals, nature and the environment. We are an educational resource for school children to learn about animal physiology, where food comes from and the natural world. We also provide therapeutic riding to people with special needs and farm related activities to local children and families. Members of the public, both individuals & groups, are also welcome to visit to see the animals and enjoy a quiet rural space. Children aged under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while at the farm.
The farm covers a 4.5 acre area alongside two railways lines. We have goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, geese, plus 3 horses, 2 donkeys, pigs and a cow, as well as community gardens and a wildlife pond. You might find the animals in their barns or pastures, depending on the time of day, season and weather. A good time to visit is between 9-10:30am or 3:30-4:30pm when all the animals are moving to and from their different pastures. It’s great fun to watch the pigs and sheep running up to their fields and see Shirley the cow plodding along, eating as much as possible along the way!
On your visit you are welcome to ask staff or volunteers questions about the farm & animals.
KTCF is wheelchair accessible and seating areas offer visitors a chance to rest and enjoy the views. Accessible toilet facilities are available.
Health & Safety notices are posted around the farm for your advice & guidance when near farm animals. Hand washing facilities are available on the yard.
Visitor donations are also very welcome. You can pop a donation directly into our red post box on the farmyard. Your donation makes a difference, thank you.
The Farm offers several options for organisations working with children. Booking is essential for all visiting schools & groups wishing to access these programmes. Call 020 7916 5421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit or make an inquiry.
Outdoor Learning – see details of our very popular educational programme for schools.
Tours of the Farm – available during the school holidays to visiting groups.
Riding Opportunities – available for groups of children during holiday times.
Health & Safety – Before bringing your group please go to Visit My Farm to download the 2015 Code of Practice – Essential Advice to Teachers and Others who organise visits for children. Please ensure your group organiser reads the advice to reduce potential risks when visiting farms.
Free parking on Grafton Road after 11AM (M-F) and all day at weekends.
Pay and display parking on Queen’s Crescent & Vicar’s Road (useful on busier market days, Thurs & Sat).
Overground: Gospel Oak
Tube: Kentish Town (Northern Line)
Rail: Kentish Town (Thameslink)
Bus: Nearest Stops
Gospel Oak – C11
Queen’s Crescent – No. 24 & 46
Kentish Town Road – No. 134, 214 & C2
Open Daily 9-5pm
1 Cressfield Close,
off Grafton Road,
020 7916 5421