Stoke-on-Trent - photo of the week
Bucknall Park, Hanley
the City Farm closed in March 2011 as part of the Local Govenment cut backs
|The City Farm at Bucknall
Park offers a really fun day out. Our farm is located in the
south-east corner of Bucknall Park and has a wide variety of livestock
from farm animals to domestic pets.
Location The City Farm lies within Bucknall Park. Limited car parking is available at the end of Northfleet Street, off Werrington Road, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 8AA.
Education The farm has an education programme that can be tailored to cater for the interests of any school party or youth group. During the school holidays we run special activities for families ranging from arts and craft days to competitions.
Sensory Garden The sensory garden encourages you to use four of your five senses to explore the plants and features around you. It is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Bucknall Park Although the park is one of the smaller parks in Stoke-on-Trent, it boasts a wide variety of facilities. There are tennis courts, bowling greens, football pitches and a children’s playground. In the summer months a café is open near to the bowling greens.
from the City of Stoke-on-Trent web site
City Farm, Finney Gardens, Bucknall Park, Hanley
'Sad day' as popular City Farm shuts, a victim of spending cuts
THOUSANDS of people visited a popular council-run tourist attraction on its last day.
City Farm has become one of the first victims of Stoke-on-Trent City Council's spending cuts and opened to the public for the final time yesterday. [Sunday 6th March 2011]
Latest figures show City Farm attracted 89,600 visitors throughout 2010.
The Sentinel Newspaper - 7 March 2011
the aviaries at City Farm, Bucknall Park
the Friends of City Farm web site:
Bucknall Park City Farm, a very popular and much loved facility, was closed to the public on Sunday 6th March 2011. Thousands of people visited the farm on its last day.
About The Farm
The city farm provided valuable educational resource to the local community and a secure environment for people with disabilities, learning difficulties, and mental health problems to partake in work experience. City Farm was the only facility to offer this type of service in the local area.
Ollie the pony and Maggie May the donkey
Animals the farm kept included:
llamas, rare kune-kune pigs, sheep, goats, cows, pigs, ducks, chipmunks,
chickens, rabbits, ferrets, finches, cockatiels and a large range of small animals.
Causeley Brook starts on Wetley Moor and joins the River Trent at Ivy House
the River Trent as it runs through Bucknall Park
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