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You Can Now Have Virtual Meet And Greets With Farm Animals

You Can Now Have Virtual Meet And Greets With Farm Animals

Keen to see someone other than your boss on the other end of a Zoom call? How about a video meeting with a friendly Berkshire pig, or a goat named Mimosa?

That's what's on offer from Stepney City Farm, a three-acre rural oasis in the heart of London's Tower Hamlets.

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Having closed its gates to the public due to the coronavirus crisis, the working farm now does virtual meet-and-greets with its adorable animal residents.

Take a virtual tour of Stepney City Farm and visit lambs, kid goats and donkeys along the way (Credit: Stepney City Farm)
Take a virtual tour of Stepney City Farm and visit lambs, kid goats and donkeys along the way (Credit: Stepney City Farm)

Hosted by farm yard manager Tom Goody, the personalised drop-ins will take the caller on a virtual tour of the site, visiting Stepney's lambs, kid goats and donkeys along the way.

Want to get involved? There are a number of tour options available.

The bespoke tours are a way of raising the vital funds that Stepney City Farm needs to look after its animals, and work via a donation system.

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Alternatively, there are Instagram live sessions every weekend, allowing the public to virtually meet their favourite animals.

Bespoke tours are a way of raising vital funds to support the Farm (Credit: Stepney City Farm)
Bespoke tours are a way of raising vital funds to support the Farm (Credit: Stepney City Farm)

Here's the full list of tour options:

10-minute Corporate Meeting Cameo
Send in your meeting link, and Tom will drop into your Zoom conference with a surprise appearance from either the lambs, goats, donkeys, pigs, rabbits, ducks or chickens!
Donation: £100

25-minute Virtual Private Tour
You'll get to meet the lambs, goat kids, and say hello to donkeys George and Dunstan.
Donation: £200

45-minute Full Farm Tour
Meet all of the animals, see what's growing on the Farm, and learn fun and historical facts about the Farm.
Donation: £600

Instagram Live Tours

Saturdays, 2pm
Growing Spaces, with Lead Grower Billy Styles

Sundays, 2pm
Meet the Animals, with Farm Yard Manager Tom Goody

Tours can be booked for an unlimited number of participants and can accommodate different video call platforms.

The venue advises that anyone wanting to book simply needs to email the venue to check availability.

The farm also offers Zoom yoga sessions every Thursday at 6pm for a £5 donation to the Farm. All ability levels are welcome.

Featured Image Credit: Unsplash / Shutterstock / Stepney City Farm

Topics: lockdown, Life, Animals

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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