Good luck to everyone doing the Noah’s Ark Fun Run!

image2Everyone at Stonebridge City Farm would like to wish Jack and all the other competitors all the very best of luck!  Ermintrude, our mascot cow, is looking forward to setting everyone off in the lovely sunshine around the beautiful parkland at Wollaton Hall in the morning.

A massive thank you to everyone who’s raising money for us here at Stonebridge, especially five year old Jack who’s already raised £150!  Amazing!  Without you none of the Farm’s invaluable work would be possible.

The Noah’s Ark Fun Run is a new event for children and families at Wollaton Hall and Deer park, in the heart of Nottingham.  Named after the two graceful deer species found at Wollaton, participants can run, jog or walk either the fallow (1 mile) or red (2.5 miles) route.  The fun run is fancy dress so please come dressed up as your favourite animal in the style of Noah’s Ark. As well as the run the day is all about promoting active health in kids, community spirit and care for animals and the environment.  The event is not-for-profit and all proceeds raised will go to our affiliated charities for their dedication to these causes at a local and international level – Compassion in World Farming and our very own Stonebridge City Farm.

Five year-old Jack Webster is one of the youngest competitors in the Fun Run.  Jack is a regular visitor to Stonebridge City Farm and has chosen to fundraise for this local charity: ‘I’m excited to take part in my first ever run and to help Stonebridge by raising money for them.  The Farm is just around the corner and I love walking around the feeding all of animals – the goats are my favourite!’

Marie Rogers, Manager at Stonebridge City Farm, says ‘We are so grateful to Kate for organizing the Noah’s Ark Fun Run and to Jack and everyone else who is fundraising for us.  We’re hoping to raise £1,000 for the Farm which will help feed all our animals for up to three months.  A heart-felt thank you to everyone involved!’

Why not pop down to Wollaton Hall to cheer on the “animals” or sponsor super-fundraiser Jack at https://localgiving.com/fundraising/noahs-ark-fun-run

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Parking restrictions on Stonebridge Road coming soon

New parking restrictions and charges on Stonebridge Road, St. Ann’s, will be coming into force on Monday 3 August. Visitors to Stonebridge City Farm can still park for free until this time.

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The girls are back in town!

Stonebridge City Farm has welcomed back two of its most loveable ladies this weekend after three months away. Buttercup and Lunar, the Farm’s resident Dexter cows, have also brought a special present with them! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Marie Wood, one of Stonebridge City Farm’s Barn Supervisors, says that ‘It’s great to have the girls back with us – they’re definitely some of our noisiest residents and are a firm favorite with regular visitors. We’ve also found out that while they’ve been away they’re now expecting calves – which is so exciting for everyone on the Farm!’

While away Buttercup and Lunar have been with a large herd and the exciting news that they are pregnant was found when the Farm gave the two cows an ultrasound. The gestation period of a Dexter is just a little longer than that of a human and so hopefully there will be the sound of tiny mooo’s at Stonebridge around the festive period – a Christmas present to be enjoyed by everyone!

Dexters originated from Ireland and are the smallest European breed of cattle, being only about a third the size of the well-known Freisian. Stonebridge’s Buttercup is a long-legged Dexter and Lunar is a short-legged version of her friend so visitors can noticeably see the size difference between these two. Dexters are a dual-purpose breed of cattle used for both milk and meat.

Buttercup and Lunar have been at a nearby farm for the last three months as Stonebridge City Farm have been looking after ‘kade’ (orphaned) lambs for another farm since Easter, which have now returned to the rest of their flock. Open daily, there’s plenty of chance to come down to re-acquaint yourself with Stonebridge’s Dexter cattle and there’s now even more to look forward to at Christmas!

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Springtime Special Offer

We have a springtime special offer for you.

Manure – £1.50 per bag
Come get a bag while stocks last

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Children’s Parties at the Farm !

Party facilities are available at Stonebridge, we have a  room available to  hire and you can choose animal handling and feeding as an additional activity. We can provide catering for your young guests from a choice of menus or you may prefer to bring your own.
For further details of our great value-for-money offers contact our administrator Adam Corbett (adam@stonebridgecityfarm.com)  .

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