Wellgate Community Farm supports and offers a wide range of activities appealing to different parts of the community irrespective of age, ability, or background.
Farmer For A Day
One of the most popular events held on the farm, children aged 8 to 10 get to go behind the scenes, off the paths and into the pens to experience a typical day on the farm. Supervised by our qualified & DBS checked staff, Farmer For A Day begins with an orientation session at 10am....
We have a number of volunteers with disabilities, some of whom require additional support. We offer an open and inclusive environment and tailor opportunities for those volunteers to do regular tasks around the farm either with their own carers or the support of our staff.
One of the longest running projects on the farm, Young Farmers, takes on children from 8 years old and immerses them in farm life. Our Young Farmers are taught to take care of our animals, including health & safety, proper handling, feeding & watering, grooming, health checks, plus mucking out & rebedding. They tend to...
Marks Gate Allotments
Wellgate Community Farm helped to establish and coordinate the Bagley Springs allotment site. When fully complete this will comprise of 9 half-plots allotments plus raised beds and a nature area in conjunction with the nearby school.
Our spinners and knitting group demonstrate the ancient art of wool spinning using fleeces from our own sheep and produce an array of knitted goods.
Beaks & Squeaks
Introduced in 2019, Beaks & Squeaks was created for the young animal lover. Aimed at children aged 3 - 7, Beaks & Squeaks is a two-hour session themed around our "Beaks" (our chickens and ducks), and "Squeaks" (rabbits and guinea-pigs). Each session features:- a guided tour of the farm led by one of our instructors...
New for 2020, Herbies! is a garden-based activity for 3-7 year-olds where children get to tour the arable side of our farm, spend some time in our mini-forest, plant fruit/vegetables in our market garden, and take part in a themed craft session. As with all activities for under-8's at Wellgate Community Farm, children must be...