Summer: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Winter: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm
Closed Mondays, except bank holidays
Free admission but donations are gratefully received!
School visits welcome, but groups should pre-book.
Newham Farm opened in 1977 and is thus one of London's longest established city farms. It offers both educational and leisure activities for the local community. The large collection of animals includes sheep, pigs, goats, geese, ducks and a number of rare breeds such as Golden Guernsey goats, a Red Poll cow, and Berkshire pigs. There are also some more exotic animals, such as Llamas and birds of prey. Star of the show, however, has to be Blaze, the working Shire Horse, who pulls a dray cart for visitors to ride on during event days. If you visit in the spring, there are sure to be a variety of new born animals to see.
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None at the Farm itself, but there are two car parks in Beckton District Park, which is across the Stansfield Road from the Farm.
Cafe (open during holidays)
Outdoor play area
Baby changing area
Tarmac paths throughout most of the farm, disabled toilet
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
Blaze, the gigantic Shire Horse
Birds of prey
Shop selling farm produce
How To Get There:
Newham City Farm is located between the King George V and Beckton District Parks, near the London City Airport and Excel Exhibition Centre.
From Central London:
Follow the A13 east past North Woolwich and on towards Beckton and Dagenham. Leave the A13 at its junction with the A112. At the major traffic light controlled junction at the top of the slip road, turn right across the A13, then immediately left into Tollgate Road towards Beckton. Continue east along Tollgate Road to its junction at a mini roundabout with Stansfield Road. The entrance to the first of the car parks is on the left immediately before this roundabout. To reach the other, slightly nearer car park, continue across the roundabout into Stansfield Road and follow it along the edge of Beckton District Park (on your left). Continue past King George V Park and the entrance to the Farm on your right, and the entrance to the second car park will be a short distance on you left.
Leave at junction 30 (northern end of Dartford Crossing), then head east along the A13 towards central London. Continue through or past Rainham, Dagenham and Beckton to the junction with the A112. Leave the A13 here, and turn left at the end of the slip road into Tollgate Road towards Beckton. Continue to the Farm as described above (from Central London).
By Public Transport
Use buses 300, 376, or 262
By Docklands Light Railway:
Royal Albert station. Either head south-west out of the station (towards the Airport and the Regatta and Excel Exhibition Centres), then turn right along Dockside Road, and right again to take the footbridge over the A1020 Royal Albert Way. Continue over the footbridge and then bear right and follow the path to Stansfield Road. Turn left and continue along Stansfield Road, past two minor side roads to the left, and the Farm will be on your left.
Alternatively, head north-east out of the station, to the roundabout on the A1020 Royal Albert Way. Use the pedestrian crossings to cross the A1020, then continue north along Stansfield Road. The entrance to the Farm will be on your left after crossing two minor side roads to the left.
Plaistow - about 2.5 miles south-east along A112 (High St, Greengate St, Prince Regent Lane), then left at A13 (Newham Way) into Tollgate Road, then right into Stansfield Road. The entrance to the Farm will on your right, after a minor side road to the right.
Silvertown and London City Airport station on the line to North Woolwich. Turn left out of the station into Connaught Road/Albert Road (A1011). Continue along Connaught Road (on the left hand side if possible) to the roundabout at the service entrance to the airport. Follow the main road left, then cross to the right hand side. Continue west to the next roundabout at the foot of Connaught Bridge (A1020). Follow the path to the right and down towards the Victoria and Royal Albert Docks. Cross under the main road, and take the footbridge across the channel between the two Docks. Continue east back under the Connaught Bridge and along the Royal Albert Dock past the Regatta Centre, then turn left to take the path under the DLR and across Dockside Road. Continue across the A1020 to the Farm as described above (Royal Albert DLR station).
Data on this page last updated: Apr 1 2012