Sunderland Farm is packed with community spirit, Groupon delves into all the goings-on at the centre.
What kind of things can visitors get involved with at the farm?
Guests can feed baby calves and stroke the little lambs, while the poultry house shows people how to sort and pack eggs. The goat shed is a spot where the animals are milked and ice-cream’s made, and garden and wildlife areas are places of exploration. The farm also has a workhouse, beehives, recycling plant, dene, hatchery, and a fruit maze.
Tell us more about the educational activities?
The farm also acts as a training centre for the local community, proving courses and apprenticeships. Partnered with Springboard and Sunderland college, the centre helps young people who want to try their hands at a different career.
What’s the farms ethos?
The farm is a non-profit organisation, and aims to help citizens to improve the quality of their lives, as well as aiming to improve the educational, social, and leisure opportunities of the local area.
What else goes on there?
The farm also hosts children’s birthday parties with themes including birds of prey, reptile, farmer, or pony. St Patricks Day and Easter were also celebrated at the farm, while the bike club teaches students how to fix up their bicycles.