Kentish Town City Farm

UK’s First City Farm, founded in 1972, is a charity based in the London Borough of Camden offering lifelong learning, outdoor therapy and education to children, adults with special needs and anyone needing respite from the strains of urban life.

April Reopening to Visitors

After a challenging 12 months, we are so pleased to be able to welcome back visitors to the farm. In line with government guidance, we are planning a phased reopening. Throughout the pandemic we’ve maintained some activities, caring for the land and animals and connecting with people through digital platforms.

As soon as we could we invited back volunteers who are an essential workforce for the farm’s day to day operation and since March have gradually reintroduced Young Farmers, prioritising those who benefit most from the support that the farm provides.

Thank you for your ongoing encouragement and patience as we start to build back, aiming to return to full capacity as soon as possible.      


General Public Visits: Thursdays & Saturdays, booking is now open for visits starting from week April 19th.

School & Group Visits: Tuesdays & Thursdays, booking opens Thursday April 15th for May, June & July visits.

Help make sure we’re here for our 50th Birthday

  • The Farm's Pensioners Garden Club members with shovels
  • Farm vet examining an animal
  • Children with a sheep show wool making stages
  • Children learning to handle a hen
  • School children in butter making lesson
  • Members of the Farm Hen Co-op check the hens
  • Packing Farm eggs for the Hen Co-op
  • Community group watching grooming of a horse
  • Children on educational visit meet the goats

We have a rich history, kickstarted by Ed Berman who mobilised a community to improve its neighbourhood and create imaginative spaces for children to play and explore. Inter-Action steered by Ed, found farm buildings and stables and had a radical idea, to create a “City Farm”. This was the start of not only our own incredible history but of the whole City Farm movement. Today, Kentish Town City Farm is a hub, a place where everyone can get their hands dirty, care for real life animals, share their skills or learn new ones. Others come for the tranquillity, a haven for wildlife and sanctuary from the busy city.

Before the pandemic we were feeling pretty positive and plans were underway for our 50th Birthday (next year!) We desperately want to make our 50th milestone but need more funding in order to do so. We are a charity, reliant on fundraising and income from programmes. We are facing a huge deficit in our budget this year and the future of the farm is at risk. If you can support us and help us make it to the celebration, please donate – of course in the spirit of our founders when we do, our doors will be wide open and we will welcome you all. 

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City Nature Challenge

We’d like to tell you about the City Nature Challenge run by The Los Angeles Natural History Museum. This is an international effort to discover and record plants and wildlife across the globe. Download the app and get involved to put Kentish Town on the world nature map!

See us on BBC Countryfile

BBC Countryfile featured the farm as part of their ‘Winter Hero’s’ programme on Valentine’s Day. Watch again on iPlayer and find out who our Winter Hero is.

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Kentish Town City Farm
1 Cressfield Close,
London, UK