Wythenshawe Community Farm is a registered Charity and was established in 1984. It is located in the heart of Greater Manchester and is the only working farm in South Manchester. Wythenshawe Community Farm was set up by local people on the site of Sharston School rural studies area and moved to Wythenshawe Park in 1998.
The idea was-and-still-is-that the farm could help the local area by:
- Providing an enjoyable and interesting place for people to come and visit.
- Giving everyone a chance to see and learn about a traditional working farm.
Visitors from all sections of the community, singly or in groups, are welcome to visit the farm free of charge.
The farm offers exciting opportunities for children to learn how vegetables are grown and harvested, see an array of farm animals and livestock which includes at the present a prize winning Hereford herd of cattle which proved very successful during the last 5 - 6 years, pigs and piglets, sheep and lambs, goats, a pony and various ducks, geese and hens. The farm also has an extensive breeding programme which provides opportunities to see young animals at varying times of the year.
The Farm is of great environmental value for the local population. Volunteers of all ages, abilities and gender contribute much to the successful running of the farm. We have a wide range of volunteers from 14 years to retired people. On a weekly basis we have between 40 - 50 volunteers and average 2 - 3 school parties/scouts each week. Visitors from all sections of the community, singly or in groups, are welcome to come visit the farm free of charge.