Since the late 1970s Nottingham has had its own little escape to the country right here in the city. Recently celebrating its 30th anniversay, Stonebridge City Farm was set up by a dedicated group of volunteers who wanted to create a much-needed green space for education and involvement that could be accessible to everyone from the very young to the very old.
Today the farm, which is free to visit and is open every day, is home to a number of animals including cows, goats and sheep along with Stinky and Pinky the pigs, Kevin the tortoise and Charlie the Shetland pony. The gardens have vegetable and fruit areas which are interspersed with wild plants, flowers and ponds and produce vegetables and herbs which are available to buy in the farm shop and cafe, along with honey from the farm's own bee hives. There is a also a nature walk which gives the opportunity to watch a number of wild birds and butterflies.
On 24 July the farm, which can be found on Stone Bridge Road in St Anns, will be holding its annual Summer Open Day and activities include live music from Shades of Blue, a martial arts display, farmers market, craft stalls, workshops and face painting and bouncy castles.Entry is free and further details can be found on the Stonebridge City Farm website http://www.stonebridgecityfarm.com