Our clubs

Kent YFC consists of a mix of open and school spread across the county.

Ashford and District

(Open Club)

Ashford YFC meet every Wednesday evening, usually at around 8pm. Led by members Ashford provides 16 to 26 year olds in and around the Ashford area with a vibrant and friendly social network, a wealth of new experiences, and plenty of opportunities to learn new skills, work with the local community and take part in a variety of sports and competitions. 


Email: jennifer.e.hope@live.co.uk



(Open Club)

Canterbury YFC meets every Thursday, normally around 8pm. Meetings are usually based around Bridge, but the club travels all over as far as Ripple, Whitstable, Brabourne and Faversham. The average age of the club is around 15 to 17. We have an extremely varied programme packed with visits and trips,  Each week the members are told what the club is up to and where they will be meeting via a text and a facebook post


Email: pippamarsh@hotmail.co.uk


(Open Club)

Cobtree meets every Saturday from 10am until 4pm with a two week break over Christmas. The average age of members is 10-18 years old. The club helps out with the feeding and cleaning of the Kent Life animals but will soon be setting up its own facility on site. The club also arranges trips to other farms and arrange an array of social events, such as tenpin bowling.


Email: chris.baughurst@outlook.com


                 (Open Club)

Jeskyns YFC meets weekly on Saturdays, either in Cobham or Shorne. The club closes for 3 weeks during the Christmas holiday and winter meetings are normally shorter than the summer sessions. As an open club members range from ages 10 – 26, with average age of current members being 13-14. Activities include animal husbandry and handling, conservation tasks and education. Members are offered a variety of educational visits and activities throughout the year. Jeskyns is all about having fun with like minded people!


Email: jeskynsyfc@gmail.com

North Downs

                (Open Club)

Aged between 15 and 26 and from the Maidstone area? Then give North Downs Young Farmers’ Club a go!

North Downs meet regularly in and around the Maidstone and Malling areas and always welcome new members! Last year events ranged from discos, bowling, talks, walks, model making and team building adventures to borrowing and showing animals at the Kent County Show.

 The club's events programme is diverse and has something for everyone.





                 (Open Club)

SWAN is an open club with its own land and animals, open every Satruday and Sunday from 12 till 4 to members aged between 10 & 26. Members take part in a range of weekly and annual activities including the general maintenance of the farm and animal husbandry, Kent County Show, Edenbridge and Oxted Show, KFYFC training days, Fundraising events and more. SWAN Farm is currently a member of the Jacob Sheep Society and has a flock of 8 pedigree breeding Jacob ewes and 4 pedigree Jacob lambs, plus Olympus a 3 year old Ram.


Email: Kevinbailey1@sky.com


                (Open Club)

Vigo is an open club for ages 16-26 based in Vigo, Kent. Meeting every Wednesday at Vigo Rugby Club the programme covers all sort of experiences from agricultural farm trips and animal handling, to social nights out to the cinema and bowling. 

Vigo is a club run by its members, for it’s members so if you want to meet lots of new people and have a laugh then come along to Vigo Young Farmers as being part of Kent YFC means there are plenty of events to meet loads of new people and get involved.


Email: selbyanna@hotmail.co.uk


Weald of Kent

                 (Open Club)

Our Young Farmers’ Club is based in Kent, the garden of England, so called because of its great crop growing climate. A Young Farmers’ Club is a group of young people aged 13 and up who are interested in farming, agriculture and livestock.

We take part in competitions like the Kent YFC Winter Competitions Day and regularly visit local farms. The best events however are the fun ones like bowling, or the upcoming Wellie Sports Evening.

 The club is supported by the Rural Youth Trust, and the National Farmers’ Union, Weald of Kent Branch. Local businesses also support the club, Kingcott Dairy and Pure Kent. We sometimes meet at Marden Cricket & Hockey Club.



Email: eckleyfarms@waitrose.com


Valley Park

                (School Club)

Our Farm is part of the Valley Invicta Academies Trust and an incredibly valuable educational resource. The Young Farmers’ Club has over 30 members and is open to any student year groups. Attending before and after school, the Young Farmers look after and prepare the stock for the Kent County Show, which they won in 2016. They also attend the Ashford Fat Stock Show each year and return the next day to assist in the sale of farm livestock. The farm is vital in enabling young people to improve their confidence in livestock handling as well as increase their understanding of farm animal husbandry and welfare.




Brockhill Park Performing Arts College

              (School Club)

BPAC Farm is part of Brockhill Park Performing Arts College, a secondary school with a rural dimension. The farm is integrated into the whole school curriculum and is integral in the delivery of the BTEC Diploma in Animal Care. We have over 60 active members who feed and clean out the animals before and after school and meet weekly to learn about animal welfare, husbandry and show technique.

Club members also host public events on the farm such as Lambing Day in the Spring and Carols with the Animals at Christmas time.





               (School Club)

The Farm is an educational facility used by the schools popular Young Farmers Club who work towards yearly shows and events. Teaching pupils about Environmental and Conservation issues the farm also incorporates Science, Geography, English and Maths subjects when using the facilities. The Farm is also open to the community, for educational or pleasure visits and on open days such as the popular lambing days in the spring.


Email: s.dean@homewood.kent.sch.uk




High Weald Academy

                (School Club)

A small self-funded mixed livestock farm based on The High Weald Academy school in Cranbrook, Kent. The club has a flock of sheep, two gilts due to have pigglets soon, commercial cattle which are sponsored, chickens, rabbits and guernsey cattle.

The farm is based within the school and used for educational purposes but the club also has its own show team, which shows successfully against professional farmers at local shows.


Email: kiri_bass@hotmail.co.uk





Kent College

                (School Club)

There has been a farming club at Kent College since 1953, and current pupils maintain an active and enthusiastic group today. The Young Farmers' Club is open to any member of Kent College Senior and Junior Schools and activities are available to suit all tastes (even 'fair-weather' farmers!).


Email: gpalmer@kentcollege.co.uk




               (School Club)

A small livestock farm, with classroom, used for showing and meat production. Sheep and chickens used in Rural Science Lessons. Greenhouse cultivation of garden plants and salad and vegetables in season.


Email: suh@westlands.kent.sch.uk

North School

                  (School Club)

The North School Farm began life as a wartime garden in the 1930s and has been used for generations to teach young people in the community about horticulture, agriculture and animal care. New farm buildings and modern facilities enable us to offer a whole range of educational activities for other schools and community groups. The school has a wide range of livestock, and as well as traditional farm animals it also has alpacas and reptiles. The North School has a thriving Young Farmers’ Club who attend shows throughout the year showcasing their skills in animal husbandry.


Email: weeks.v@north.kent.sch.uk

New Line Learning

             (School CLub)

New Line Learning Academy Farm is a working farm unit about three miles to the south of Maidstone. We currently own and keep cattle, sheep, pigs, donkeys, ponies, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks and geese on site which are looked after and cared for by the Young Farmers. The farm unit is run as a Trust which works in partnership with the school, but it still needs significant resources to keep running successfully.

Email: lorraine.dent@futureschoolstrust.com

Mount Lodge


More info Coming soon!


Email: theworkshop.chicken@gmail.com



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