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The St James City Farm is situated in the heart of the Barton and Tredworth area of the city. You could be forgiven for thinking that you were day dreaming, seeing cows and sheep running around in the centre of Gloucester!
It’s 1.5 acres of paddocks housing a variety of rare breeds, including a pair of Dexter cows, Golden Guernsey and Pygmy goats, a Saddleback sow and a small flock of Cotswold lion sheep. A Bagot goat and her two kids have also arrived and there’s about 50 poultry of various backgrounds running around a retired Welsh Pony as well as a variety of rabbits and guinea pigs.
A key theme of this farm is that it’s very ‘hands on’, so subject to the health and safety measures and the welfare of the stock, children can get up close, handle and feed the animals.
The farm was established 16 years ago by a group of committed locals under the guidance of Gloucester City Council. This city farm was one of only two in the whole country that were funded and run by a local authority. By 2010, financial difficulties meant that the farm's future looked uncertain. Fortunately a local charity and community group, The Friendship Cafe, managed to step in and save the farm. They believed it was too important an asset for local residents to lose and set about taking over management of the site and running it for the benefit of the community.
To do this they rely wholly on the dedication and experience of the farm staff and volunteers, generosity of their sponsers and the strong community links that is provided by The Friendship Cafe.
If you think that you can sponsor St James City Farm, even with something as small as a regular bale of hay or some tools, please do contact them directly!
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Car parking - ON ROAD PARKING ON ALBANY STREET (CUL DE SAC)
Map & Directions
From the North: Get off the M5 at Junction 11, at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A40 (signposted Gloucester/Cirencester). At Elmbridge Court roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A417. At C&G roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A417. At Walls roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A38. Continue forward along Eastern Avenue until you reach a roundabout. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Painswick Road (B4073). Take the 5th turning on the left into Upton Street. Turn left into High Street, then left into The Laurels and then left into Albany Street.
From the South: Get off the M5 at Junction 12, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B4008. At the Cross Keys Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A38. At the next roundabout continue forward. At the traffic lights turn right onto Cole Avenue (A38). Continue forward at the crossroads and take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout (Finlay Road). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit and at the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto Painswick Road (B4073). Take the 5th turning on the left into Upton Street. Turn left into High Street, then left into The Laurels and then left into Albany Street.
There are also Brown Tourist Signs which will help you find your way.
Public Transport Directions
St. James City Farm is approximately a mile out of Gloucester City Centre. The Stagecoach service 1 which departs from Clarence Street (every 15 minutes) stops a few minutes walk away on High Street.
|Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* During the winter months when the daylight hours are shorter we may close at 4 pm.
Schools and other group visits should be booked in advance through the Farm Manager who can arrange a guided tour and activities for the children. These visits can be tailored to suit different educational or recreational themes.