Mayor's Charity Walk on Sunday 21 October
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Mayor's Charity Walk on Sunday 21 October

Islington Guided Walks are putting on a special guided walk to help the Mayor’s charities for this year. It starts at Angel Underground Station

The Mayor’s charities are Freightliners Farm and CARIS. There is no charge for the guided walk but donations are welcome on the day.
See http://islingtonlife.london/things-to-do/fundraising-walk-for-the-mayors-charities/ for more information.

We hope you can join in!

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Oct
23
1:30 PM13:30

Islington Young People Discover Cabinet Making

Join a workshop with Tom Trimmins learning skills and tool use for fine carpentry and making your own crafted piece of wood work. Spaces strictly limited sign up quickly to guarantee your space. Email administration@freightlinersfarm.org.uk to book.

This workshop is part of Islington Councils Recreation and Adventure Programme for young people aged 13 and upwards living in Islington or attending an Islington School

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Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Islington Young People Discover Willow Weaving and Lantern Making

Come to the farm and join us for a crafts workshop on willow weaving. Design and make your own Halloween or autumn lantern as the nights draw in.

Email administration@freightlinersfarm.org.uk or drop in to the farm to book and guarantee your place or just drop in for the start of the session.

This workshop is part of Islington Councils Recreation and Adventure Programme for young people aged 13 upwards who are resident or go to school in Islington.

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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Islington Young People Discover Animal Care

Have a go at being a city farmer for a day. You will have the chance to meet the animals feed, muck out and groom them. Learn what you need to provide for an animal in your care and get a taster of a career in animal care. You will also get an introduction to Freightliners Farm and to health and safety working with animals and in a farm environment. If you are thinking about joining one of our regular young people’s activities or volunteering this is a great introduction and gives you a fast track route to signing up.

Places are limited so book your place by emailing administration@freightlinersfarm.org.uk or drop in to the farm.

This session is part of Islington Councils Recreation and Adventure Programme providing young people aged 13 upwards who are resident or go to school in Islington to take on a challenge, gain new experiences and explore the outdoors.

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Oct
28
2:30 PM14:30

Islington Young People Discover City Farming

An introduction to Freightliner’s City Farm, the animals, gardens and other activities and opportunities for young people to get involved on a regular basis. The session will include a tour of the farm, chance to meet the animals and an introduction to health and safety. This session is essential for young people wishing to participate in regular farm activities including for completion of awards such as Duke of Edinburgh and/or for those wishing to take up work experience placements.

To book your space email administration@freightlinersfarm.org.uk or to drop in arrive in time for the start of the session at 2.30pm

This session is part of Islington Council’s Recreation and Adventure Programme which provides activities for young people living or attending school in Islington to be adventurous in their free time.

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Halloween Funday Fundraisier
Oct
31
11:00 AM11:00

Halloween Funday Fundraisier

Dress up in your Halloween Costumes and join the trick or treat treasure hunt with our animals. A chance to make your own treat bag, meet and greet some of the animals around the farm and pick up some treats on the way. There’ll also be pumpkin carving, face painting and a spooky selfie set complete with its own black cat.

We’re raising funds for the farm so there is a small charge for activities £3.50 per child for the treasure hunt and £2.00 per pumpkin for carving. Donations and sponsorship for dressing up and taking part in the treasure hunt very welcome.

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Paradise Park Fun Day
Sep
1
1:00 PM13:00

Paradise Park Fun Day

Come and join in the Fun Day next door to the Farm.  We'll be running Arts and Crafts activities, and there'll be lots of other things to enjoy - bouncy castle, mega slide, 6 bed trampoline, dog show, tombola, stalls and live entertainment.

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Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Islington Young People Discover Construction

A session for Islington young people aged 13 upwards to learn skills in basic tool use, carpentry and construction through practical maintenance and building of animal housing.  We're aiming to complete the rebuild of our Guards Van Aviary which houses our Golden Pheasant and Fan-tailed Pigeons.

This session is part of Islington Councils Recreation and Adventure Programme

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Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Islington Young People Discover Animal Care

Session for young people aged 13 upwards interested in learning more about farm and pet animals and their care.  Come and help out with feeding, mucking out and grooming the animals learn about their needs and the responsibilities of an animal keeper.  Discover how you can get involved in the farm on a regular basis, careers with animals and places to study veterinary medicine, animal care and farming.

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Aug
14
10:00 AM10:00

Islington Young People Discover Animal Care

Session for young people aged 13 upwards interested in learning more about farm and pet animals and their care.  Come and help out with feeding, mucking out and grooming the animals learn about their needs and the responsibilities of an animal keeper.  Discover how you can get involved in the farm on a regular basis, careers with animals and places to study veterinary medicine, animal care and farming.

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A taste of urban farming business
Aug
6
to Aug 10

A taste of urban farming business

Part of Islington Council's  Summerversity and Launchpad Programmes.  For Young people aged 13 upwards. Learn skills in farm and pet animal care, food growing and production, cooking, crafts, café service and barista-ing. Put your skills to the test serving real customers in ‘Summerversity does the Strawbale Café’ and run your own farm shop.

Limited spaces to book email administration@freightlinersfarm.org.uk , pop in to the farm or call 02076090467 (please note we're often out on the yard so if you don't get through email us or try again)

 

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Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

Islington Young People Discover and Share - Wool and Play Dough

AM  Learn about simple activities which explore materials through crafts and play.  Make your own piece of felt from sheep's wool and play dough using flour, salt and oil.

PM  Share the skills you have learned with visiting families and build skills and experience in teaching and leadership to add to your cv and use in the future.

 

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Cow Vs Pig 2018
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Cow Vs Pig 2018

Take part in our annual sponsored 5K fun run.  Each year at 11am a herd of human cows and pigs sets off from Paradise Park around the streets of Islington, down Upper Street and returns home to the farm to raise funds.  This year Cow vs Pig is one of our #5waystohelp with our fundraising campaign aiming to raise £30,000 to keep the farm going and more for essential improvements.  We're looking for individuals and teams from local businesses and organisations to sign up and get sponsored to help smash our target.  Onsies are provided as is a special celebration of the return of the animals to the yard kindly supported by Udderlicious, Martyns of Muswell Hill and the farms cake bakers.

You can find out more about Cow vs Pig 2018 here 

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Islington Young People Discover Farmyard Construction

A session for Islington young people aged 13 upwards to learn skills in basic tool use, carpentry and construction through practical maintenance and building of animal housing.  We're aiming to complete the rebuild of our Guards Van Aviary which houses our Golden Pheasant and Fan-tailed Pigeons.

This session is part of Islington Councils Recreation and Adventure Programme

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Islington Young People Discover Animals
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Islington Young People Discover Animals

Session for young people aged 13 upwards interested in learning more about farm and pet animals and their care.  Come and help out with feeding, mucking out and grooming the animals learn about their needs and the responsibilities of an animal keeper.  Discover how you can get involved in the farm on a regular basis, careers with animals and places to study veterinary medicine, animal care and farming.

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Apr
11
2:00 PM14:00

Islington Young People Share Skills in Crafts

Young people aged 13 years upwards come along and help to teach and demonstrate skills in beeswax candle making, felt making and wool work.  It will help if you have already taken part in summerversity or discover crafts activities on the farm or volunteered but its not essential we'll show you how and then you can get stuck in and help others learn too.

This is part of Islington councils Recreation and Adventure Programme for Young People.

No worries if you're under 13 Children, families and anyone wanting to have a go can drop in from 2pm-4pm and make your own piece of felt or candle.

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Islington Young People Discover Traditional Crafts
Apr
11
11:00 AM11:00

Islington Young People Discover Traditional Crafts

Drop in session for Islington young people aged 13-25 years learn to make beeswax candles and felt from sheeps wool and have a go at spinning yarn from the fleeces of our sheep.  You'll be able to take away the objects you have created and stay on to use the skills and techniques you have learned to demonstrate and share with visiting families in the afternoon.

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Traditional Easter Fun Day
Apr
2
12:00 PM12:00

Traditional Easter Fun Day

Stalls, Egg Hunt*, Tombola, Easter Bonnet Parade at 3pm (make one at the Farm or use your own), Drama Workshops with Pauline Quirke Academy (3.10-3.30pm 4 – 8 year olds, 3.35-3.55pm 9 – 12 year olds) , Vegetarian Food and lots more!

*Egg Hunt: children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Register at the Egg Hunt desk from 12.30pm to pick up instructions.

Under 5’s   Start 1.30pm           5 - 8yrs        Start 2.00pm

8 – 12 yrs     Start 2.15pm        13+             Start 2.30pm

 

 

 

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Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Islington Young People Discover Structure Building Skills

We will be constructing a new shed for the ducks to live in, and you will learn how to use hand and power tools and building a structure.

Please email Jane@freightlinersfarm.org.uk for more info or arrive 10 minutes before the session start time

Open to all young people over 13 who live in Islington.

This session is part of Islington Children's Services Recreation and Adventure Programme

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Feb
15
10:00 AM10:00

Islington Young People Discover Animal Care

Learn about feeding and caring for animals on the Farm and what a day working on the Farm entails.

Please email Jane@freightlinersfarm.org.uk for more info or arrive 10 minutes before the session start time

Open to all young people over 13 who live in Islington.

This session is part of Islington Children's Services Recreation and Adventure Programme

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