Meanwood Valley Urban Farm Sugar Well Road, Leeds LS7 2QG

Located north of Leeds city centre, between Headingley and Potternewton, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm offers a unique twist on a family day out.

Covering 24 acres in Meanwood, the city farm was established in 1980. Back then, it was just a field and a caravan. Today, Meanwood Valley Urban Farm features an environmentally friendly visitors centre and a variety of animals.

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm showcases wildlife habitats, organic farming and sustainable land management. It introduces schoolchildren to various aspects of farming and the environment. The Farm also provides educational services to disadvantaged young people and adults with learning difficulties.

It also provides locally grown food and allotments for the community. Honey is produced from beehives kept on the farm and the moors.

Visitors to the farm can see a range of animals, including Dexter cattle, Whitefaced and Whitefaced Woodland Ryeland sheep, alpacas, goats, several breeds of pig, chickens and ducks. There are also guinea pigs and rabbits in the small animals area and two donkeys.

The farm offers a wide variety of half and full day projects, suitable for a range of abilities and ages. These activities are very hands on for the children. They encourage learning and understanding through discovering things firsthand.

After a day of learning fun, visitors can recharge at the social enterprise coffee shop. All profits from your visit go to the community. Alongside coffee, the café offers a selection of loose-leaf teas and other quality hot and cold drinks, complemented by homemade cakes and a range of freshly prepared light lunches.

You can find Meanwood Valley Urban Farm just off Sugar Well Road. Simply take a right on Meanwood Road just before Woodhouse Cricket Club.