Wednesday, 24 October 2018

La Promenade Des Ballons Rouges

Posted by Sallie on 20 July 2014

Why not come along and see this live art installation – you may even get chance to participateballoons

Summer Fair and Duck Race

Posted by Sallie on

Come along and join in the fun – a traditional style Summer Fair with activities including Animal Bowling, Whack the Rat, Model Recycled Raft building, Tombola, crafts and face painting. For the second year running the Fair will incorporate a Duck Race on Meanwood Beck.summerfair

Spring Plant Sale 2014

Posted by Sallie on 7 May 2014

Saturday 10th May 2014

11am to 3pm

Vegetable Seedlings

incl. cucumber  and courgette



Ornamental  perennials

All at very reasonable prices


Farm Shop

incl. Fresh Farm eggs and produce


Hungry Hedgehog Café open as usual

Easter Eggtravaganza

Posted by Sallie on 10 April 2014

Christmas Events at the Farm

Posted by Sallie on 2 December 2013

7th December 2013  Christmas Fayre 11am-2pm
Come and see Santa in his Grotto and the animals on the Farm.  Visit the Epicentre for Bric-a-Brac, Pre-owned toys, Tombola, Christmas wreaths and more
10th December 2013 Carol Service & Nativity 7.30pm start
Held under the barn and includes the Salvation Army Brass Band and a Nativity by children from Stainbeck United Reform Church

Scary Scarecrow Festival

Posted by Sallie on 13 November 2013

Despite wet Autumnal weather we held scarecrow building workshops ending with a Fun Day on Saturday.  Activities included a Trick or Treat Trail, face painting, bat crafts, apple bobbing and whack the rat.  Many thanks to all our visitors who made the day a resounding success

Scary Scarecrow Fun Day

Posted by Sallie on 23 October 2013

Scary Scarecrow Poster 2013

Saturday 2 November 2013

11.00am until 3.00pm

Come along to the Scary Scarecrow Fun Day but be prepared to be scared!

There will be lots to do and see including face painting, bat crafts, apple bobbing, whack the rat, a trick or treat trail and of course you will be able to come and see all the scarecrows and judge which is best. 

Don’t forget to enter your own scarecrow, its really easy. Just make a scarecrow and bring it to the Farm by 4.00pm on Wednesday 30th October.

If you need a bit of help with your scarecrow there will be scarecrow building workshops running on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Your scarecrows will need to be super scary as well as circus themed.

Good Luck with your entries!

Tragic News

Posted by Sallie on 8 August 2013

Two weeks ago, Farm Staff and Volunteers were very upset by some bad news.  Early on Saturday morning Errol, one of our alpacas was found lying in the field very severely injured.  His injuries were so severe the vet had no alternative but to put Errol to sleep.

A dog collar was found nearby in the field and Errol’s injuries suggest he was attacked by a dog.

At MVUF dogs have always been welcome and the majority of visitors act responsibly by keeping their dog on a lead at all times and under close control.  The tragic and fatal incident suffered by Errol reinforces the request that all dogs must be on a lead at all times and we ask that visitors respect this request.

New Events Announced at the Farm

Posted by Sallie on 2 May 2013

Firstly on May 15th at 10am we will be hosting the first Exploring Enterprise Event. For people aged 16-25 who are interested in becoming self-employed for more details click the link below or visit our Event on facebook

Leeds Exploring enterprise flyer option A

Also on October 5th we have the Hands on for Habitat Heroes Event which will be ‘Hands on for Crayfish and Grass Snakes’ click the link for further info or again visit the Event on our facebook page


Places for both events are limited and are allocated on a’ first come , first served’ basis so if your interested get applying and we hope to see you at one of the events soon

Bee ‘Buzz’ness

Posted by Sallie on 17 April 2013

Here’s an update on our Bee’s from our resident ‘bee’ man Tim;
‘Not a Happy Start.
Ben and I went up to the moors on Saturday to reclaim a couple of bee-hives. There are still some fairly impressive snow drifts over the tops, fortunately we didn’t have to dig the hives out. One colony had succumbed to the weather, but the other showed some signs of life.
When we returned to the Farm we noticed our best hive had been vandalised.  Someone had apparently taken the roof off and then stamped on the exposed frames. That was the only way we could account for the mud, with bits of grass in it, smeared over the comp tops. Assuming that the mus had first adhered to someones boot, it suggests that the temperatures were above freezing at the time, so the hive may have attempted to defend itself. However, without a roof, the colony will have frozen to death shortly afterwards. The other, smaller, colony at the Farm had already failed.
Being down four hives to one is a precarious way to start the year. It’s hoped that our last stock is left alone. At the first opportunity we will attempt to start new colonies in the vacated hives, but I’d have to say the outlook for a honey crop this year is already meager!
For more information on why the decline in Bees is bad for us check out this report from