More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,582 across the UK.
Stonebridge City Farm in Nottingham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.
The Farm is among a record-breaking 1,582 parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.
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Normally offering visitors a chance to experience ‘a small slice of the countryside’ Stonebridge City Farm is being transformed into Stonebridge by the Sea for its annual celebration week, Monday 27 – Friday 31 July.
Summertime is fun time by the sea but if you can’t make it to the coast this year then head down to St. Ann’s where visitors will be guaranteed sand, sea and donuts on this ‘small slice of the seaside in the heart of the city of Nottingham’. With bucket and spade in hand, lounging on a deck chair enjoying a delicious ice-cream you could almost (as long as the sun joins in the festivities!) imagine you’re on a beach in Brighton or the Bahamas.
To celebrate its 37th birthday Stonebridge City Farm is playing host to the great British seaside for a week of activities including crazy golf, sand pits, rock pooling for sea shells and a bouncy castle as well as delicious traditional seaside fare. ‘Fish and chips’ will be available in the Café and there will be something for those with a sweet tooth from pop corn and donut makers.
Stephen Gee, Operations Co-ordinator at Stonebridge City Farm, says that “with different events and activities taking place throughout the school holidays there’s something for everyone this Summer down on the Farm. My favourite will be Pirate Day on Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August, when all the staff and visitors are encouraged to come as a pirate – whether inspired by Jack Sparrow, Blackbeard or Long John Silver – to join in all the swashbuckling and jolly rodger games!”
There’s a full calendar of events from themed mini discos and treasure hunts to wildlife days and goat and pony grooming. The date that should be in everyone’s diary is Thursday 13 August when an incubator full of eggs will be hatching into fluffy chicks. As well as the activity programme there will also be daily animal handling sessions where the Farm’s smaller animals can be cuddled and farm animals to feed and pet.
If anyone is thinking about giving a smaller animal a home keep an eye out for the animal workshops and some young rabbits and guinea pigs will be available to buy from Stonebridge City Farm on a first come, first served basis.
Everyone at Stonebridge City Farm would like to say a massive congratulations to everyone who completed the Noah’s Ark Fun Run on Saturday 4 July.
There was a menagerie of animals walking, jogging and running the fallow (1 mile) and red (2 mile) routes around Wollaton Hall – with the courses named after the graceful deer species that make the majestic parkland their home – in the beautiful sun.
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.
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.
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