Half Term Halloween
Tues 22nd, 10AM-12, £5 / £3 concs per child.
Decorate a zombie-mummy template and if you bring a face photo you can include that in your creation too. Children will also have the opportunity to decorate a ghost template to hang in their window for Halloween and finally they can make and cook an edible mini zombie-mummy pizza (bring your own vegan ‘cheese’ topping if you want). Suitable for all the family. The classroom will be open from 12 till 1pm for a ‘bring your own’ lunch.
Tues 22nd, 4pm Pottery with Pedro, £4 per child, 4 yrs +
What spooky pot or ghastly ghoul can you create? Come and have fun at Halloween half-term pottery.
Wed 23rd, 10AM-12, £5 / £3 concs per child.
Make shrunken apple heads that will be looking just right for Halloween. Suitable for all the family. The classroom will be open from 12 till 1pm for a ‘bring your own’ lunch.
Saturday Club: 1pm – 3pm, £2 per person. Fun & creative nature sessions with Lucy in the Community Garden (just past the goats!). Seasonal activities for all ages and family members.
Saturday Pony Rides: the horses are now back from their annual break, but it takes a while before they are ready to ride again. Keep your eyes peeled for the start date.
Sunday Donkey Rides: Please note there are no donkey rides on Sunday 27 Oct, it’s our Apple Day Festival. You will be able to meet Dora and Nora up close in the ‘Meet & Greet’ the animals area. Come along and have a great time, it’s a fantastic event for all the family. Details below.
Sun 27 Oct, 12-4pm
Apple Day Festival
Every year we celebrate the British apple with a great range of activities, games and of course, apples! There’s lots to see & do including apple bobbing and the longest peel competition, as well as masses of arts & crafts. You can “meet the animals” up close in the arena and give our friendly goats a groom.
You can visit our apple-themed café, featuring a whole array of dishes, cakes, pies and beverages or enjoy a BBQ accompanied by popular live music. In true Kentish Town City Farm style, we will also be rolling out the traditional apple press for visitors to make their very own fresh apple juice and you can taste and buy a wide range of traditional apple varieties like Frogmore, Burr Knot and Hoary Morning.
There will also be your favourite farm animals to see – Shirley the cow, pigs Wilma & Betty and our lovely donkeys Dora & Nora.
Activities are low cost or free. Everybody welcome!
For news of our Christmas Fayre on Dec 8th, see Special Events
Term Time activities restart after half-term, week beginning Monday 28 Oct. Half Term details
Tuesday 10 AM-12, Garden Explorers – Under 5s. Last session is Tues 15th Oct. Free activity. Join Trisha in the garden to explore wildlife, plant herbs & flowers and grow vegetables. Wellingtons and rain-proofs are needed in wet weather. Alternative indoor options.
Tuesday 4 PM, Pottery Club, £4 per child, 4 yrs plus. Last session is Tues 15th Oct. Popular creative activity led by community potter Pedro. Pottery helps children develop both manual & fine motor skills, awaken artistic sensibilities – and have a great time!
Wednesday 10 AM-12, Dough Fun – Under 5s. Last session is Wed 16th Oct. Free activity. Dough Fun is an exciting weekly baking club for Under 5s. Learn to make breads, biscuits, pizza and lots of other yummy dough bakes. Children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session (please note: no mobile phone use).
Wednesday 4 – 6 PM, Afternoon Delight Last session is Wed 16th Oct. Free weekly arts activity for children & their families. Create a piece of hand crafted art to take home each week including seasonal and farm related themes.
Free activities are sponsored by Camden Health Kick
Fitness for Adults
Tuesday, Zumba for Adults, 1-2pm. Free weekly lunchtime drop-in, everybody welcome. For further information call Val 07940394383. Please note there is no Zumba class on Tues 22nd and will return on Tues 29 Oct.
60 Yr Plus Activities
ABC has had two successful years as a partnership between Kentish Town City Farm, Castlehaven and QCCA providing activities for 60 Years Plus. Funding will finish at the end of September 2019. We would like to thank Age UK Camden and The Big Lottery for their generous support of this project. Thank you to Val Almeida, Trisha Bojang, Lucy Caithness, Vivien Conacher at Songhaven, Cressfield Close Sheltered Housing, Nureen Glaves at FMG Nutrition, Gospel Oak TRA, Sian Haestier, Pedro Kalache, Rosa Noel, Mary Pearce at QCCA, Angela Routley, Leo Smith and Phoebe White. Special thanks to Sue Gurney, Jo Hynes and Jill Williams.
To find out about current local 60+ activities please see Aging Better in Camden
Visits to the farm 🚾♿
We are open to visitors seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Entry is free. Drop by to see the animals and enjoy nature; we have horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs & a cow and free-ranging ducks, geese & chickens. Children aged under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times while at the farm. More info
It costs £250,000 a year to run the farm so visitor donations are very welcome (pop it into our red post box in the farmyard). Suggested donations £5/£2. Thank you.
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,