Brooks Farm is part of Capel Manor College, London’s premier place to study land based courses including: Animal Care, Dog Grooming, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Countryside Management, Garden Design, Royal Horticultural Society Courses, Environmental Conservation, Outdoor Adventure, Saddlery and Leatherwork.
Brooks Farm is situated in Skeltons Lane Park and has been a feature of community life in Leyton for over 20 years. Along with a range of animals including sheep, donkeys, ponies, goats, rabbits and hens we offer a range of farm based learning activities for the wider community. As well as being a lovely city farm, Brooks Farm is a place to study full time and part time courses. It is also a well-equipped Outdoor Learning Centre and ideal for school groups and parties. You will need to book these activities so please contact us for availability and prices.
Otherwise, Brooks Farm is free to enter for if you simply want to walk around and enjoy the experience of visiting a farm. Please do not give the animals any food. If you want to feed the hens, ducks, sheep or goats special animal food can be purchased from three dispensers – we’ll show you how. There is interesting information and useful facts and figures about the animals and our staff and students will be on hand to answer questions you might have.
Brooks Farm Outdoor Learning Centre is open to visitors Tuesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) from 10.00am until 4.00pm.
There are family and children’s toilets including one with wheelchair access and nappy changing facilities. We also have various indoor and outdoor rooms and spaces for hire for meetings, workshops or functions.
The majority of the site is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
Capel Manor College will increase the educational and training opportunities at Brooks Farm and ensure it remains a community asset for the public. We look forward to introducing first class educational opportunities for young people and anyone interested in working with animals, the outdoors or the environment to complement and expand the excellent resources Brooks Farm already offers.
Our animal care courses will open up career opportunities in handling, supervising and caring for animals, from small domestic and exotic pets to large animals, livestock, wildlife and zoo animals.
We are currently restructuring our volunteering programmes here at Brooks Farm. Please keep checking back for updates.
We estimate that it costs over £3,500 a week to care for the animals and donations are an essential part of keeping the farm running. If you would like to make a donation or Gift Aid to Brooks Farm then please contact us.