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River Bourne Community Farm

#18 of 73 things to do in Salisbury Features Animals
Cow Lane | Laverstock, Salisbury SP1 2AS, England
+44 1722 330667
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I love this local community farm-such a warm friendly welcome-Staff are great with kid's and are... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Diane M
Lovely place to stop off for an hour or so

Lovely and quiet and interesting animals to look at - the black turkey was a favourite and the... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
H R
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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River Bourne Community Farm is based on land adjacent to Cow Lane in the village of Laverstock, Salisbury. Initially on 63 acres of land adjoining the River Bourne, the farm has developed into a sustainable working farm, supported by full-time staff and by volunteers.The farm is managed by The River Bourne Community Farm C.I.C. This is a 'Community Interest Company' designed specifically for those wishing to operate for the benefit of the community rather than for the benefit of the owners of the company.Education plays a large part of the farm, giving local educational establishments access to the day-to-day work of the farm whilst stressing sustainability and ecologically sound practices. A traditional herd of cattle, with sheep, pigs and hens is complimented by some crop planting. Fruit and vegetables are grown in our education field and polytunnel. Visitors are welcome to come and have a look around the farm and see all the animals including our very friendly goats and donkeys. We have a farm shop selling eggs from our chickens, pork and sausages from pigs reared on the farm, local honey and many other lovely treats! We also have a cafe where you can get refreshments, home-made cakes and light lunches and snacks. Check our website for events, workshops and other information.
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Cow Lane | Laverstock, Salisbury SP1 2AS, England
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+44 1722 330667
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

I love this local community farm-such a warm friendly welcome-Staff are great with kid's and are happy to let the kid's stroke the animals under supervision. Small Farm shop selling their own produce. Hot drinks and delicious home bakes...

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lovely and quiet and interesting animals to look at - the black turkey was a favourite and the little piglets. There are also sheep, cows, donkeys, goats, a lovely little farm shop and a bench to eat a picnic at. A nice place to break...More

Thank H R
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We have been to the famr a few times when visiting family in the area. It is a great idea and really pleasant to see all of the anmlas especially when they have their young.

Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The first time I visited Riverbourne Community Farm I was pleasantly surprised with how this had evolved over the years. Originally a group of locals got together to develop allotments. With their success in the venture came new buildings: plans for a greater eating area...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Went to this farm today for the first time, didn't know it was in Salisbury, took our granddaughter who lives in Milton Keynes, she enjoyed it very much especially the donkey's she thought they were great, a really good place to take your children considering...More

Thank Janbob36
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We took the local primary school reception class for a visit. They had a wonderful time seeing all the animals and collecting eggs!

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Here is a wonderful community-driven project. Excellent for children, young and old. Animals galore and friendly volunteers to serve you excellent foodstuffs.

Thank arthurb578
Reviewed 6 April 2016

A really lovely free attraction which is open daily. They also do arranged trips for schools etc. They have set up a sixties style farm with a range of animals, pigs, goats, donkeys, chicken and sheep. Kids really enjoy learning about the animals and staff...More

Thank esme_posslethwaite
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This is a great place to pass the time if you have young children. Visit the animals and also look at the list of thing they have throughout the year like Halloween, music etc

Thank M-Painter73
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a great place to take young children to give them an interest in farming and nature and at certain times of year they can learn from the open days

Thank Jane H
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