You Can Now Have Virtual Meet And Greets With Farm Animals
That's what's on offer from Stepney City Farm, a three-acre rural oasis in the heart of London's Tower Hamlets.
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.
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.
Alternatively, there are Instagram live sessions every weekend, allowing the public to virtually meet their favourite animals.
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!
25-minute Virtual Private Tour
You'll get to meet the lambs, goat kids, and say hello to donkeys George and Dunstan.
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.
Instagram Live Tours
Growing Spaces, with Lead Grower Billy Styles
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