Woodlands Farm is a fragment of London's old countryside that offers a unique opportunity to conserve heritage landscape and promote biodiversity.
At heart this is a conservation and development project.
The ambitions of The Woodlands Farm Trust are to:
1. build a truly sustainable future through sensitive farming using native stock and working towards a sustainable, harmonious practice, minimising the impact of activities on the environment both local and global.
2. maintain the farm as a community resource, giving volunteers and the community access to education, training, experiences and tasks that they might not otherwise encounter.
3. conserve and improve the biodiversity of our 89 acres.
4. create a sustainable operating and financial structure for the future.
The Stick Man Trail
We're branching out! Come down and visit our fun-filled activity trail featuring popular picture book character Stick Man, which will be open at The Woodlands Farm Trust from 24th August 2018.
The self-guided trail is open year-round and is aimed at encouraging children aged 3-7 to get outdoors and explore the natural world and find out how things grow. If you want to ‘twig’ how much fun the trails can be, then visit us during opening hours.
We are one of a very select group of city farms, community gardens and care farms in the UK that have been chosen to host a Stick Man trail, which have been created by Social Farms & Gardens, a charity that uses land-based activities to improve people's lives and the places where they live. Find out more about Social Farms & Gardens via www.farmgarden.org.uk
The Stick Man trail (installed thanks to the support of Magic Light Pictures) is based on the much-loved Stick Man picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Download the activity sheet and a Stick Man certificate below. Activity packs containing activity sheet, certificate, colouring sheet and crayons as well as materials to make your own Stick Man are available from the café/farm shop or mess room for £2.50.
Come and see the Stick Man Trail!
Based on the story by Julia Donaldson.
Click here to download The Stick Man Activity Sheet
Click here to download The Stick Man Trail Certificate