OPENING & CLOSING TIMES
Winter (October to May)
10:30 to 16:00 (Last entry 15:15)
Summer (June to September)
10:30 to 17:00 (Last entry 16:15)
*These times are subject to favourable weather conditions.
The Charge for entry is £1 for each adult - Please have the exact change for the number of adults. (For full details of Entry Fees, including for Groups, see centre column)
The Farm Bazaar
Our on-site fundraising Bazaar is open most Saturday
afternoons, some Sunday mornings,each bank holiday
(except Xmas) throughout the week during school holidays,
and on our Open Day.
We have a choice of bric-a-brac, porcelain, collectables,
curios,souvenirs, new and used childrens' toys,fishing nets,
windmills, books (fiction, non fiction, biography and
autobiography,children and teenage, specialist) household
items,souvenirs, paintings pictures and various other new
and nearly new items. Also indoor and outdoor plants and
apples from our orchard - in season.
Unlike the Supermarkets, we cannot do a price check
or make guarantees, but we reckon that we compete
very favourably with the High Street Charity Shops!
Because we do not have overheads and salaries costs,
100% of the income from the Bazaar goes directly into
the Charity's funds and is used exclusively to assist
with the purchase of feedstuffs for the livestock.
Come and have a browse.
Donation of Goods
We are heavily reliant upon much appreciated donations of bric-a-brac, books, cuddly and
all other toys, collectables, pictures, household goods, unwanted jewellery, and interesting
items in a saleable condition to sell in the Bazaar for our funds. A full 100% of the takings go
towards feeding the livestock. When the Bazaar is closed, please take items down
to the Farmyard (right-hand gate inside main entrance to the Urban Farm itself) Please
we do not want TV's, Fridges, Computers or similar.
WOODGATE VALLEY URBAN FARM OPEN DAY 2019
SUNDAY 9th JUNE FROM 11 am until 4 pm
Satnav reference : B32 3DS (Free Parking)
ALL DAY ENTERTAINMENT and INTEREST as follows :
The Animal Man - 11 am & 1pm (two sessions)
Pat the Clown Magic Circus (New) - 12 Noon onwards
Punch & Judy - 2 pm
Kris Krendo's Magic Show - 3 pm
Buckin' Bronco and Children's Rides - Throughout
Andy's Kiddies Music Workshop - Throughout
ALSO LOADS OF STALLS and ACTIVITY
Plant Stall -Various Community and Craft Stalls - Birmingham Beekeepers Demo Hive - Urban Farm Beekeepers stand -
Bric a Brac in the Farm Bazaar - Tombolas - Bouncy castle - Face Painting - Sturmans Pet Food Supplies - Sideshows -
Woodgate Pioneers Activity Stall - Birmingham Cactus & Succulent Society Stand (the latest House Plant fashion)
Back this year: B'ham Astronomical Society Sun Telescopes (hoping for a cloud-free day)
And of course Light Refreshments in the Garden Cafe : Ice Cream Van - and lots of other interest in and around the
Open Day Marquees not forgetting our usual animals and poultry.
Bring lots of cash and change to spend. Proceeds of stalls and entry fee for the financial support of Woodgate Valley
Urban Farm to assist us in keeping this community facility running. Make a date and join in all the fun.
Admission is just £2 per adult and accompanied children are are Free! Please pay in cash at The Gate.
Farm Address : Clapgate Lane, Woodgate South, Bartley Green, B32 3DS
Number 23 Bus From City Centre
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY and WEEK FOLLOWING
The Farm Bazaar will be open to visitors every day during this period from
Saturday 25th May until Saturday 1st June
10.30 to 3 pm every day
Bric a brac, Household goods, books, children's toys, curios, toddlers clothes, jewellery, and all sorts!
(All proceeds towards livestock food for the animals and poultry)
Woodgate Valley Urban Farm is a Registered Charity dedicated to offering a range of practical work and volunteering experience for those within our local community. There is a special emphasis upon young people suffering from social exclusion, and elements of the Project provide a focus for rehabilitation into the local community through hands - on work giving a variety of basic competences including livestock management, horticultural and conservation activity, and improved social and life skills.
The Farm Project is managed and supervised entirely by unpaid Volunteers from the local community on a day to day basis, with an overview by eight Trustee/Directors. The Farm is also a Registered Company Limited by Guarantee (Without Share Capital). Copies of our Annual Reports and Accounts may be viewed through either the Charity Commission or Companies House Websites.
Although the Farm holds and manages land within the Country Park under licence from Birmingham City Council, it is not a Council facility, and does not receive any grant funding from the local authority. Our continuation relies entirely upon donations from the general public, grant giving trusts, benefactors, service level agreements and partnerships. Our Area of Benefit as a Charity radiates for seven and a half mile from the site, not only into Birmingham but also into Sandwell and the Black Country.
In addition to our main responsibilities (and although we are not primarily a public facility) we also open the Farm to the general public as casual visitors to view the result of our core work and involvement with our placements, and to benefit from using it as a resource displaying good livestock management and practice. For individuals and families there is a formal entry charge of £1 for each and every adult but for accompanying children under 18 there is no charge. For School and other Groups (including playgroups) there is an inclusive formal charge of £20 covering up to 30 children plus their accompanying teachers/other adults i.e. an average class (with a further £15 for each portion of 30 children after that). Such Groups MUST book in advance (Refer to Contact details above.
The Farm is designated as a Non-Animal Contact Project within current Health & Safety Guidelines as laid down by The Health & Safety Executive, and as applicable to establishments with livestock which are open the public. This means we cannot allow any form of contact with the animals by general visitors. The only contact is by supervised placements and staff. For health and safety reasons we do not allow visitors to bring food onto site for either human or animal consumption. We strictly enforce a ‘no picnics’ and ‘no animal feeding’ policy which all visitors have to comply with as a condition of entry.
As a Registered Smallholding we are regularly inspected by DEFRA (Department for the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs) in respect of our legal responsibilities for livestock livestock, and by the Animal Welfare Officer of Birmingham City Council in respect of associated Regulations.
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