Saturday, 23 March 2019

Close Hencounters

Posted by Sallie on 31 January 2019

Help us crowdfund for a new hen house.

For full details and to donate please visit 

We have the plans and the permission, we just need the funds. We need to raise £24,000, but we hope to reach £27,000!

This is where you can help, as every kind donation will take us a step closer to rebuilding and creating more ‘close hencounters’.

Every penny counts, so we’ll send you regular updates on our progress when you donate.

You can also keep an eye on the campaign page as we fill up our egg box with golden eggs. Each egg represents £2,000 of kind donations.

Some eggcellent perks are up for grabs, ranging from a box of eggs to farm experiences.

Please note availability of rewards is limited and current up to date information is provided via the link above.

£1 = Updates on progress (unlimited)

£5 = Breakfast (50)

Receive half a dozen eggs from our chickens as a thank you.

£10 = We Love Our Logs (3)

Heart shaped chopping boards.

£10 = Coffee Time (25)

Hot drink from kindly provided by The Barn Coffee Shop (includes free farm entry.)

£10 = Bag of Logs (5)

Bag of sustainable firewood logs grown on the farm.

£20 = Plant a Tree (50)

We will plant and look after a native tree for you during 2019 planting season.

£25 = Fresh from the Chickens Bum (10)

With the Farmer, collect your own eggs from our chickens.

£40 = Join Us (10)

Become a member and receive free entry to the Farm for yourself and your family for a whole year. (2 adults and 5 children)

£50 = Bike Repair Lesson (2)

Bring your own bike or practice on one of ours for a 1 hour lesson in cycle mechanics.

£100 = Recycled Bike (2)

Choose a bike from our recycled bike shop to keep as your own.

£150 = Happy Hatching (5)

Have a go at hatching chickens at home.

£200 = Farmer for a Day (4)

Join our farmer and spend the morning looking after our animals, for up to 4 children (or adults) Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Meanwood Valley Baptist Church

Posted by Sallie on 28 June 2018

Now on Instagram

Posted by Sallie on 28 February 2018

You can now follow us on Instagram! Share photos of your visit with us and see all the sight and sounds of the Farm.

Follow us at @MeanwoodFarm

New Arrivals!

Posted by Sallie on 31 January 2018

On Thursday 25th January we had the pleasure of announcing the first arrival of the year: Piglets. After a day or two of recovery mum and piglets were ready to meet our visitors on Friday. 

Co-op Fundraising

Posted by Sallie on 31 March 2017

We are nearing the end of our promotional fundraising with Co-op. We have until the 6th April to raise funds through members purchasing selected Co-op own brand products from store.

Please help us by choosing us as your local charity.

Here’s the video Co-op created to promote the Farm at Christmas.



Christmas Opening Hours

Posted by Sallie on 20 December 2016

Opening Hours Over The Christmas Period

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

Open everyday 10am – 4pm

The Barn Coffee Shop

19th – 23rd December            10am – 4pm

24th December                        10am – 2pm

25th December – 1 January   CLOSED

2nd January 2017 Onwards  1oam – 4pm

Summer Fayre & Duck Race

Posted by Sallie on 6 July 2015

Fayre 2015

Summer Fayre with traditional activities such as whack the rat, coconut shy, craft table, model raft building, face painting, craft table and Teddies Trail. The 3rd annual Duck Race will take place at about 2:15 pm.

Fayre is open from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Admission Adults £3 Children (ages 2-12) £1 includes free entry to both Teddies Trail and the Bee Hunt.

Hungry Hedgehog Café open as usual

Plant Sale & Craft Demonstration

Posted by Sallie on 10 April 2015

12th April 10.30am – 3.00pm

A selection of vegetable, herbaceous and perennial plants available for sale.

There will also be a demonstration of the traditional crafts of wood turning and leather work.

Easter Eggstravaganza 2015 is here…

Posted by Sallie on 29 March 2015

Come along and join in the fun at our Easter Eggstravaganza!

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is happy to announce the return of our Easter event with the help of Leeds Beckett University students.

Bags of fun to be had with activities including an eggciting Easter egg hunt, whack the rat, beat the goalie, face painting, crafts and a raffle.

Don’t miss out! Admission – Adults £2, Children £1easter2015

We Need Your Help!

Posted by Sallie on 17 October 2014

The Farm has submitted an application for a grant of £10,000 for the provision of an all-weather outdoor classroom next to the EpiCentre building.
As part of its 150yr anniversary celebrations, Yorkshire Building Society Lasting Legacy Fund has set aside £150,000 to be shared equally between 15 local charities around the country.
We are delighted MVUF is in the list of 30 charities from which the final 15 will be selected by the public. Voting can ONLY take place on line by copying the link below and pasting into your browser.

You will then be able to see the candidates listed

Please support the Farm by voting for us before voting closes at midnight 31st October 2014.

YBS Lasting Legacy Fund website, where more information can be found, says:

Voting is open to all members of the public visiting this website. You may only vote for your three favourite charities once. Votes can only be made online; we cannot accept votes by any other method. Voting closes at midnight on 31 October 2014. We reserve the right to close this campaign at any time should circumstances change. Email addresses will be used solely for the purpose of verifying voters and will not be used for any other purpose by the YBS Group or any of its affiliates.

Thank you for your support and please share this with as many people as possible.