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farm1 webWhirlow Hall Farm is a fully-functioning working farm spanning 138 acres with a variety of livestock and growing spaces, including:

  • a flock of approximately 189 sheep that produce around 300 lambs a year.
  • a high welfare, intensive pig unit housing 20 breeding sows and a boar.
  • a mixed herd of beef cows including Aberdeen Angus, Shorthorns and Galloways.
  • a poultry unit with 300 free-range hens kept for egg laying.
  • seasonally reared free-range turkeys for sale at Christmas.
  • 3 ponies and a livery arrangement providing space for 3 additional horses.
  • 5 goats and a number of rabbits and guinea pigs kept as pets for educational purposes.
  • seasonal vegetables and soft fruit are all grown in the fields.
  • diverse horticultural areas including polytunnels and a vineyard.

A real working farm on the edge of a big city!

We are a real working farm so we have to be cautious and look after our visitors. For that reason, public visits to the farm are restricted to guided tours at weekends. If you are interested in visiting us, click here.

pony-grooming WebThe educational experience

Children and young people come to visit the farm on day visits or residential stays. Children who stay at the farm are encouraged to participate in a variety hands on farm jobs and activities including pony riding. Day visits can include a tour of the farm and one of our wide range of educational environmental sessions.

Whirlow and funding

The farm trust receives a small amount of funding through Sheffield City Council. In addition, there is income from charges for educational visits and farm shop sales. The fundraising team has the enormous task of raising over £300,000 each year through a variety of events, corporate sponsorship, community fundraising and grant applications in order to balance the books. To see how you can get involved, just go to our Fundraising page.

 

Last edited on mlSep 18th, 2015

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