Beaks & Squeaks!

We’re pleased to announce the first public activity to return will be Beaks & Squeaks. Children aged 3-7 can come join in a first-farming experience joining a farm tour with one of our instructors, a meet & greet with either our feathered friends (the beaks) or our furry friends (the squeaks) followed by themed craft […]

Bookings Update

Eventbrite is a new platform for us and it has mostly worked well. Our visits and lamb feeds have been extremely popular with over 5,000 visitors to our site this month.  Due to the popularity of these events and some hiccups with the waiting list, we now need to play catch-up. Those on the waiting […]

July Update

Community is our middle name, and without that community we’re nothing. Whilst we would love to throw our gates open, Wellgate Community Farm will remain unable to reopen to the public for some time yet. July will see us bring back our staff, Young Farmers, and regular volunteers. Our new online shop (Cluck & Collect) […]

June Update

Update regarding our position with Covid-19. Wellgate Community Farm has now been closed since late March. Wellgate will continue to be closed to all visitors and non-essential volunteers for the foreseeable future. Some Zoos and other open spaces will be starting to reopen, but for operational reasons Wellgate is unable to at this time. Wellgate […]

May Update

As we come to the end of May, and the end of our JustGiving Crowdfunder we’d like to put out a huge thank-you to everyone who has donated or shared our posts. Nearly 300 people have come together to contribute to our target of £5,000 which will be an enormous help in the coming weeks […]

Urgent Appeal

Wellgate Community Farm’s income comes from a mix of events, local authority grants, independent funders, and our education work. With the bulk of our income raised between March and July, we are facing (like many of you) an unprecedented situation which could threaten our very existence after nearly 40 years. We’ve cut back on our […]

Farm Closure

As of now, Wellgate Community Farm is temporarily closed. This decision to temporarily close has been taken by our staff and trustees as the next step of contingency plans for the Coronavirus outbreak to protect our staff, volunteers, students, and visitors. This is in line with government advice to education establishments. Excepting Hands-On, all education […]

COVID-19 Information

At this time our farm remains open to the public. Our education programmes and visits will continue as scheduled with extra hygiene precautions in place. The March Hare Tea Party (21st March) is cancelled. Further cancellations are expected. Wellgate Community Farm is committed to taking responsible action in the current pandemic. We are following the […]

Herbies!

Our new gardening and nature event for 3-7-year-olds, Herbies! is now available to book. Spaces are very limited. Find out more here. Dates Weds, April 8th (10am) Weds, April 15th (10am) Childs name Contact number All event bookings are subject to our Refund Policy.

Farmer For A Day

Farmer For a Day events have been added for 9th / 16th April, 2020. The age range for Farmer For A Day has changed since 2019 and is now for children aged 8-10 years old. A new scheme for 11-17 year-olds has been introduced. Find out more about our Youth Opportunities. Find out more about […]