Highlights at Deen City Farm include pony and horse rides as well as goat and sheep feeding. There is a lovely cafe with reasonable prices as well as a farm shop!
Located in Merton, Wimbledon this is the only city farm in South West London. The farm is popular in the local community, especially during the weekends you’ll find it buzzing with children enjoying the animals. Like most other city-farms, Deen Farm is a local community farm registered as a charity dependent on donations. Entrance is free, but with the suggested donation (£2) you can help make sure they can continue carrying out all their excellent work.
The animals on Deen City Farm
The farm is housing an impressive number of animals on the farm, actually more than 120 residents small and big! The animals are well looked after by a dedicated and experienced livestock team. In addition to the usual farm animals like pigs and cows, you can also see Alpacas and an owl! They also have as many as three farm cats, that can be seen proudly patrolling the grounds.
Activities for children on the farm
For children aged seven and under Deen City Farm offers pony rides, which is not bookable in advance, so you need to queue up. Check their website for the latest schedule. Children can also join the Pony Club, and take part in additional activities. Children aged eight or older can join one of the beginner groups riding lessons. Book these in advance through the website. There is no upper age limit, and no previous experience is required.
Tasty food and produce
The café is serving tasty food at a reasonable price, such as delicious cakes and sandwiches. You can also buy their produce, with what’s on offer dependent on the season. Animal food can be purchased from a dispenser to feed sheep, goats, alpaca and cows. Note that you need a 50p coin for the machine.
Deen City Farm is a fantastic offering for kids in London to experience a slice of the countryside without having to go far out in the country. During school holidays they usually organise additional activities at the farm, such as young farmer day where kids can take part in the daily farm routines. Check their website for an up to date view of the program.
Getting to Deen Farm
Farm website: https://www.deencityfarm.co.uk/
Address: Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Ave, London SW19 2RR