Ukulele Man Private Tours!

NEW FOR 2023!

Private tours around the farm are now available with our resident Ukulele Man. 

The tours run for 45 minutes. They are full of music, interactive fun and farm animals. They can be tailored to an adult or child audience (or a mixture of both!) 

Private tours are £65 for a maximum of 15 people. (Larger groups could potentially be accommodated)

For enquiries, availability and to book your private ukulele tour please contact: information@deencityfarm.co.uk 

The Ukulele Man is also available for off-site events, please email for a bespoke quote. 

Farm Fest – 2023

Celebrating 45 years of Deen City Farm & Riding School!

Saturday 24th June 2023, 11:00-15:00

Come and celebrate our 45th anniversary with a fun filled day at the farm including music from local artists including our very own ukulele man, face painting, games, a mini exhibition showcasing the farm over the last 45 years and much much more.
 
 
Entrance is free but booking is essential, book your ticket here. - THIS EVENT IS CLOSED.
Please note: Games and activities are paid for on the day.

Free Fundraising Ideas!

We know that not everyone one is able to afford to donate so we have some ideas to help you donate to us without any extra cost to you!

  • Shopping: Find us via EasyFundraising and raise money while you shop!
  • Collection Tin: Do you have the perfect location to place one of our collection tins? Please get in touch to find out more. 
  • Fundraising: You could set up an event or activity to raise money for the farm, how about a sponsored abseil or bake sale?
  • Shopping: Find us on Give as you live online and raise money while you shop online!
  • Volunteering: Have you got a few hours spare a week? We have current vacancies with the garden and front of house roles, find out more: Volunteering & Work Experience | Deen City Farm
  • Word of Mouth: Tell everyone about us, all your friends, colleagues and family!
  • Social Media: Follow, share and like our content:

Happy Birthday Barry!

Barry, our very handsome British Alpine Goat, is turning 10 years old on Tuesday 21st March. We’d love to invite all of you to celebrate this milestone by sending Barry a Birthday card! You can post them to the farm (address below) or drop them in.

 We will display the cards, for all our visitors and Barry to see! You can download a Birthday card template below to print and colour in, or create a card of your own.

Also, if you visit the farm between 18th - 21st March, anyone named Barry will receive a very special, free bag of animal feed to share with the Birthday Goat himself! (proof of name will be required)

Download  PDF copy of the Birthday Card

Download a jpeg copy of the Birthday Card

Send Birthday cards to: Barry, Deen City Farm & Riding School, 39 Windsor Avenue, SW19 2RR

Fundraising Event: Hedgehog Figurine Decorating 

Sunday 2nd October

Very special event being held to raise money for our winter animal shelter appeal!

Join us on Sunday 2ndOctober to paint and take home a specially produced handmade Deen City Farm Hedgehog figure.

All proceeds from this activity will go directly towards providing new paddock shelters for our animals to protect them from the Great British weather!

Activity suitable for adults & children, recommended for ages 5+

£7.50 per Hedgehog, Advanced booking highly recommended. There will also be a selection of additional handmade figurines to purchase on the day, with all proceeds also going towards our shelter appeal. 

Book your tickets here

About our shelter appeal: We are fundraising to replace the 7 large animal shelters in our back fields. The shelters are old, with missing sides & holes in the roof, many of them were also badly damaged during Storm Eunice earlier in the year. We need to raise £5800 to replace all 7 and provide shelter from the Great British Weather for our animals. Thank you for your support. 

Wandle Fortnight

We are excited to be taking part in the Wandle Fortnight this year, in association with Wandle Valley Forum.

We will be running activities on Saturday 10th, 17th, 24th September 2022

Join us for Free river themed crafts available: 10:30 - 13:00

Plus, a free river themed activity trail across the farm available throughout Wandle Fortnight

The Wandle Fortnight runs from Saturday 10th to Sunday 25th September 2022.

We are recruiting Trustees!

The Trustees wish to appoint a number of new volunteer trustees to help support the long term development of the Farm.

Commitment:

The Board meets every other month, and Trustees would additionally be expected to spend a day, roughly every 3 months volunteering onsite or attending events and supporting fundraising activities. 

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that Deen City Farm complies with its articles of association, charitable objectives and charity law.
  • Maintaining overall financial control and stability of the farm, ensuring that funds are spent appropriately and in line with our charitable objectives.
  • Assisting the management team with tasks as appropriate to your skills and experiences.
  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation alongside the rest of the Board of Trustees and General Manager.
  • Input into and approve internal policies and procedures alongside the General Manager.
  • Safeguard the good name and values of Deen City Farm & Riding School.

Personal Specification:

  • An understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Good independent judgment
  • Strong communication
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Knowledge of and interest in animals and community farms is desirable.
  • Candidates who are local are desirable, but it is essential that you are able to travel to the farm for meetings, events and the odd day of volunteering.
  • We are particularly looking to recruit trustees who have education, building management, fundraising, equestrian or human resources experience/knowledge

To apply:  

For more information on being a trustee or to apply please contact Henry Nelless, Chair of Trustees, on chair@deencityfarm.co.uk 

For a tour of the farm or information on the our work please contact Emma King, General Manager, on manager@deencityfarm.co.uk

2023 Calendar competition!

Next year will mark 45 years since Deen City Farm first opened its doors back in 1978.  To celebrate this milestone, we are launching a Photography Competition ahead of our big celebrations in 2023.  

The competition is looking for 12 very special photos to feature in a commemorative 2023 calendar.

We would love to see a variety of photos from the last four and a half decades of the farm. The photos can feature animals, the farm in general and/or people, but please ensure you have permission to submit your photo from any identifiable individuals in your entry.  

The 12 lucky winners will have their photos featured and credited in the calendar and also receive a free copy when the calendar is launched later this year.  

When entering a photograph, please provide your name, contact details including an email address and tell us the story behind your photograph, including when & where it was taken.  

To Enter: photographs can be sent via email to information@deencityfarm.co.uk, with email subject: ‘Calendar Competition 2023’ or via post – please mark for the attention of ‘Calendar Competition 2023’.  

Please don’t send original photos as we will not be able to return them. Photos must be of good quality to print. By entering, you are confirming that you agree with the competition’s terms and conditions (found below) and provide consent for the photograph to be used in our calendar or during our 2023 celebrations.  

We look forward to receiving your entries, good luck!  

Photography Competitions Terms and Conditions:  

The competition is to have a photograph featured in the Deen City Farm & Riding School Commemorative Calendar 2023.  

Entrants are responsible for ensuring they have read and understood the terms and conditions and requirements for photos. Any entry found not to comply will be disqualified.  

Eligibility & requirements:  

  1. The competition is free to enter and open to everyone of all ages, including Professional Photographers. A maximum of 2 entries per person is permitted.  
  2. Images entered into the competition must not have previously been offered for sale, featured in paid publications, won or been runner-up in any other photography or calendar competition.  
  3. Entries will not be returned, once the winners have been decided all other entries will be destroyed along with entrance details in accordance with GDPR. 
  4. Photographs can be entered by email addressed to ‘Calendar Competition 2023’ to information@deencityfarm.co.uk or via Post; ‘Calendar Competition 2023’ Deen City Farm & Riding School, 39 Windsor Avenue, London, SW19 2RR.  
  5. Physical copy photographs should be no smaller than 7x5 inches and no larger than an A4 piece of paper.  
  6. Electronic copy photographs should be submitted as JPEGs or PDF and be no larger than 10MB. Files larger than this may be rejected by our email server.  
  7. When entering a photograph, please provide your name, contact details including an email address and tell us the story behind your photograph, including when & where it was taken.  

Subject: 

  1. Photographs must have been taken at Deen City Farm & Riding School, either at the Aberdeen Road site between 1978 - 1980, Batsworth Road 1980 - 1994 or at the current Windsor Avenue site.  
  2. You must have permission to submit your photo from all identifiable individuals featured before entering the competition.  
  3. Do not do anything to injure or distress animals or cause damage to the environment when taking photographs. Any photos deemed to be in breach of this will be disqualified immediately.  

Judging, notification, and contact:  

  1. Deen City Farm will appoint judges to choose the winning entries. The organiser’s decision on all matters relating to the competition is final, and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the judging and organisation of the competition.  
  2. The competition closing date is Midnight on Monday 8th August 2022.   
  3. The winners will be announced on Deen City Farm’s social media and also  

    contacted directly via email no later than Wednesday 7th September 2022. 

  4. The prize for the winners of the competition is to have their photograph featured in the calendar and one copy of the calendar when it is published. There is no substitute prize available, financial reward or cash alternative. The winners must also agree for their photograph to be displayed at Deen City Farm, during the 45 year anniversary celebrations. 

Disclaimer: 

  1. The organiser’s reserve the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary or due to unforeseen circumstances out of the organiser’s control. The organisers reserve the right to remove a winner’s entry from the final calendar if they are found to be in breach of the terms and conditions at any time.