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Family fun as pop-up farm visits Kingsmoor Park ​​​​​​​

A joint partnership between Sythwood Children’s Centre and Thames Valley Housing saw the children from the new Kingsmoor Park Estate in Westfield have the chance to interact with a whole host of adorable animals and meet farmers Hollie Ireland and her assistant Ellie from Farms2Ewe, right on their doorstep.

The pop-up farm organised by staff at Sythwood Children’s Centre and set up on the estate included goats, sheep, chicks, ducklings & goslings, rabbits and the star of the show – a miniature pony. The children had the chance to hold and feed the animals, take photos and speak to the farmers about what they do as well enjoy face painting and glitter tattoos.

The event was funded by Thames Valley Housing along with two other days of activities over summer and Play & Learn sessions during the school term at St. Marks Church. Rudi Nicholls, Community Investment Officer at Thames Valley Housing, has been working with the Children’s Centre to create meaningful projects and engage with the young residents of Kingsmoor Park.

He commented “Partnering with Sythwood Children’s Centre we have been able to put on an engaging event for our young residents at Kingsmoor Park, it was a massive success with really good feedback on the day. As the estate is still relatively new it’s important that we create opportunities for residents to get to know each other so we can build good neighbourhoods.”