Brooks Farm in Skeltons Lane Park, Leyton, opens to the public after £500k refurbishment

The farm was opened to the public on Tuesday.

The farm was opened to the public on Tuesday.

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A city farm has re-opened to the public following the completion of a £500,000 refurbishment.

The work at Brooks Farm in Skeltons Lane Park, Leyton, started in April and includes two new classrooms, a café, and upgraded animal facilities. 

The farm was taken over by homeless charity YMCA in April, and is home to a wide range of animals, including alpacas, donkeys, rabbits and ponies.

Forest YMCA chief executive, Tim Pain said: "It has been extremely hard work to get to this day, and I would like to thank everyone from staff to contractors to our architects who have worked tirelessly to bring our vision for Brooks Farm to life.

“It is really great to see so many families and their children enjoying Brooks Farm once again, and we look forward to welcoming many more people."

Entry to the farm, which re-opened on Tuesday, is free from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am until 5pm. 

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6:24pm Thu 14 Aug 14

cynicalsue says...

From the overhead train it just looks like they have put a large amount of concrete down. Hope the animals are happy?
From the overhead train it just looks like they have put a large amount of concrete down. Hope the animals are happy? cynicalsue
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9:16pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

cynicalsue wrote:
From the overhead train it just looks like they have put a large amount of concrete down. Hope the animals are happy?
I remember when it was an adventure playground made of old telegraph poles, made on a shoestring.
[quote][p][bold]cynicalsue[/bold] wrote: From the overhead train it just looks like they have put a large amount of concrete down. Hope the animals are happy?[/p][/quote]I remember when it was an adventure playground made of old telegraph poles, made on a shoestring. Villagecranberry
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