News and Updates

Summertime on the Farm! 

 We are open every day over summer from 9am - 6pm and will be having many fun daily farm activities which you can be apart of! Summer is a wonderful time here at Belmont Farm and we are looking forward to seeing a lot more of you over the coming weeks! Come and enjoy the sunshine here with us and the animals, you can also visit the Waffle Cafe and enjoy a tasty Breakfast or Lunch! 

THURSDAY 27TH JULY: There will be no public tractor rides due to a Starlight event taking place at the farm. The farm will be open as normal and all other daily activities will take place. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

To mention just a few of the fun farm activities we have going on:

Meet the Cows at 10am - Meet and Greet some of our gorgeous Jersey girls and their calves! 

Meet the Sheep at 11am - Meet and Greet some of our Zwartble Sheep as they walk through the Farm! 

Tractor & Trailer Rides - Everyday at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm! The Tractor Tour Ride is a great way to experience the beautiful hidden valleys of north london! You will not believe you are still in London at all, the ride will take you through 50 acres of fields and paddocks where you will see our herds of Sheep, Rhea's, Pigs and our belmont pond which is filled with lots of amazing and different bird species! You may also see some racehorses and polo ponies in the paddocks too, if you are lucky! 

Petting Sessions - Everyday at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm! Our petting sessions are where you can meet and cuddle up with our Small Furries such as our Rabbits, Guinea Pigs and Rats!


New Summer Menu at The Waffle Cafe! 

Our exciting summer menu made with locally sourced and home-grown ingredients, some from our new vegetable & herb garden! Dishes including our range of gourmet burgers, delicious sweet and savoury waffles, home-made pies and a range of tasty treats baked fresh daily! Don’t forget we also serve breakfast every day until 11am!


Meet Steve the Sulcata Tortoise! 

Steve is the newest resident at Belmont Farm! He is 3 years young and already weighs 15kgs! He will grow to be a giant, weighing over 90kgs! He will need up to 4 people to lift him, but luckily at the moment he is not too difficult to lift and has settled in wonderfully. He loves spending sunny days out in the paddock with our continental rabbits! 

He will be enjoying the sunshine and would love to meet you all over summer as during the winter he will spend most of his time buried in his den, fast asleep!



Maple and Belle visit the London Sri Murgan Temple!
Maple the cow is used to having a high profile having walked through the streets of Westminster to Number 10 Downing Street and can now add to her bucket list a visit to the London Sri Murgan temple to help them celebrate 12 years  since it first opened in Ilford! On this visit she was accompanied by her calf Belle who, just like her mother, behaved immaculatley and welcomed over 2000 visitors to the temple!
New Weekday Deal!

Take advantage of our NEW! Weekday deal! Entrance for one adult and one child for just £10.00! Whilst you are here, why not buy some animal feed too? £1.60 per bag or £3.00 for two!


Easter at the Farm!

Easter has has finally arrived! After what seemed like a long winter, our staff are glad to finally get rid of their winter coats, and welcome all the new baby animals that are arriving at the farm over the next few months. Already here, are our 1 month old orphan lambs, which you can meet during our bottle feeding sessions at 11:30 and 14:30 every day! Yet to hatch this year are our baby chicks. Ask a member of staff where our incubators are to keep an eye on their progress!


Barnet Annual Civic Awards

We are very proud to announce that Andrew Reid, the owner and creator of Belmont Farm, has been nominated for the 'London Borough of Barnet’s Civic awards 2017'. These awards recognise local unsung heroes hard work and commitment within the community. Against all odds, Andrew has kept Belmont Farm open for the public to enjoy and learn about food and farming in London’s hidden valley. As well as taking in schools, volunteers, work experience placements and social groups across Barnet and the wider area, Andrew hosts numerous charity events including Starlight Children’s Foundations summer party which provides a networking day for families whose children are suffering from serious or terminal illnesses. The event in 2016 was the largest held so far and saw over 900 guests enjoy a day out at the farm.


Half Term!

Half term is fast approaching and we have something for everyone this holiday!
- Bottle feed our adorable little lambs
- Meet our playful little piglets
- Treat yourself to a new dish off of the Waffle Cafe's new - menu
- Take advantage of our half term deal on Gemstone panning (buy one, get one half price)
- Get up close and personal with our latest arrival, Nutmeg the Jersey calf
- Become a mini shepherd in our sheep walking session
- spend time with the farms 'familiar faces' in our hourly petting sessions
- breath in the fresh London countryside air on our hourly tractor ride!
We look forward to seeing you soon!


Contribution to Heartwood Forest! 

The Woodland Trust has commemorated the owner of Belmont Farm - the Reid family's contribution to Heartwood forest on the site of a previous farm which was run in conjunction with Belmont Farm, in Sandridge, St Albans. Heartwood forest is open to the public with marked walking trails, a wide variety of wildlife and trees over 400 years old!

Visit the Woodland Trust website here!


New Jersey calf at Belmont Farm! 

On the 29th of December at around 4am, our Jersey Cow, Syrup, gave birth to her first calf! He can be seen tottering around and drinking milk from his mum up on the farm!


Santas Helpers are back in town! 

Our resident reindeer, Minnie and Snowflake have been extremely busy already this year, taking part in big Christmas evets to represent their fellow cousins, Donner and Blitzen!

On Thursday 24th November, the farm's little elves and reindeers bought their festive cheer to Mill Hill high street for the Christmas market where all of the fairy lights were turned on and the magic of Christmas was brought to life! Christmas cheer and smiles were also brought to the people of central London when Minnie and Snowflake ventured out to Mayfair and stood outside the well known prestigious food restaurant - 'Novikov' later in the week.

If you were lucky enough to spot our elves and reindeer out and about, please send your photos to us via. email or social media, to be in with a chance of winning a family day out to Belmont Farm!

If you didnt get a chance to see us in Mill Hill high street or in Mayfair, come and visit Santas little helpers at the farm from 1st December and whisper to them about your Christmas wishes... if they know you have been good, they will pass the messages onto Father Christmas!

Please take note of our Christmas opening hours for the Farm and Waffle cafe...
Monday - Friday : 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday - Sunday : 9.00am - 5.00pm
**PLEASE NOTE** - we are closed on Christmas day and Boxing day.


Our visit to 'The Saturday Show' on Channel 5!

In september, we were invited to The Saturday Show on Channel 5! So, we called up Gida - our resident TV personality - and sent her off to London with some rabbits! If you missed it, check out the episode on 'Catch up My 5' !

Belmont farm welcomes back the Starlight Foundation for the 4th year running! 

The Starlight Foundation are a very special charity who brightens the lives of terminally ill children by granting them their wishes! The charity also provide fun and entertainment to every childrens ward and hospice throughout the UK.

For the fourth year running, we have welcomed back over 800 guests from the Starlight foundation to celebrate their Summer party, family fun day. This year, we had some very special guests visit us, can you recognise them...

We were even lucky enough to welcome the community forces to the Starlight summer party; the police, army, fire service and ambulance service all got involved with the annual tug-of-war challenge ... and once again, the Belmont farm farmers kept their victory for the 4th year running! 

As well as all of our special guests, there were lots of activities to take part in on the day; tractor rides, pony trap rides, lots of inflatables to play on, football and tennis competitions, face painting, sitting in tractors, police helipcopters and fire engines,  smack-a-rat and loads more! Take a look at the pictures below to see what some of our guests got up to...

We had a fantastic day, hosting the 2016 Starlight summer party, and we are already looking forward to welcoming them back in summer 2017! If you would like to have a look at some more of the photos from the party, or would like to donate then please visit the Starlight foundation website;


June / July 2016 New arrivals!

 We are delighted to announce many new arrivals to Belmont Farm this summer! Find below some new friendly faces and come and say hello to them this summer at Belmont Farm! 


How cute are these little creatures?! Meet our new Dumbo rats - Diamond and Sapphire! They are only a few weeks old and love lots of fuss! They can often be found sitting on Belmont Staff' Abbey and James' shoulders when they are working around the farm, if you see them be sure to say hello! 


Meet our new beautiful Toulouse Geese, they originate from France and can weigh up to a heavy 15 lbs and can lay up to an impressive amount of 140 eggs per year! Thats alot of omelettes! 


We are proud to introduce our new 4 Large White x Duroc piglets as our most recent arrivals here at the farm! Come and say hello to them on our Belmont farm tractor ride where they can be found exploring their new wood!



Come and handle our beautiful new Peruvian guinea pigs called Pearl and Trixie in our hourly petting sessions every day throughout the summer! 


Good news! Our beautiful continental rabbit gave birth to seven little bundles of joy on the 7th June! They can all be seen exploring their new pen in the small animal barn every day here at the farm and will soon be joining our regular petting sessions! 



We are open every day over half term from 9.00am - 6.00pm with lots to look forward to when you visit us!

We have hourly tractor rides, sheep walking, petting sessions and lots of new arrivals to meet at the farm this half term! 

Our petting sessions will be held with our gorgeous bunnies and guinea pigs along with some new faces such as the newly hatched chicks and fuzzy ducklings. Come and join in our **FREE** petting sessions everyday at 10.30am, 12.30pm,1.30pm, 3.30pm & 4.30pm.

Come and see our lambs being fed with the bottle before they get too big! Lilly, Billy and their friends are fed by bottle everyday at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 5.00pm. Come and watch them being fed then give them a big cuddle after! 

Embrace the beauty of the rare London countryside on our hourly tractor ride (first at 10.00am, last at 4.00pm) and watch our animals peacefully graze in their fields!

Take the oppertunity this half term to come and meet the new faces at the farm! As well as new members of staff, we have some new animals around the farm too! We are proud to introduce our new Eurasion eagle owl - 'Claude', our cute newly hatched fuzzy ducklings and soft chicks!






Easter fun at the farm!

Good news! We are open throughout Easter including bank holidays, and have lots of new arrivals for you to meet including baby chicks and ducklings, new born lambs (who are bottle fed at 11:30 and 2:30 every day!), bunnies and guinea pigs in our petting sessions, and of course tractor rides around our beautiful valley. Whilst you are here, don't forget to visit our Waffle Cafe and try our home made waffles and our latest edition of locally produced Beechdean Jersey ice cream!

We are also holding an Easter egg hunt here at the farm on Sunday the 27th of March! It will be running all day and is free of charge! Ask at reception as you arrive to get started!


Come and see our NEW ARRIVALS! We have started lambing here at the farm and James our shepherd has been very busy keeping an eye on our early Lambing flock of Kerry Hill sheep! Come and see them in the show area every day!


PLEASE BE AWARE: We have switched to our WINTER CLOSING TIMES now, so the farm is open from 9-5. The last entry is at 3:45pm, but please note that some of our bigger animals need to be put to bed in the fields, so may be taken down at 3:30pm to avoid walking in the valley in the dark. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes, but encourage you to go and say hello to them first whilst you are visiting us! 

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