Join us on Wednesday, June 29th for an evening of excellent food, drink and fun on the farm!

We have just a few tickets remaining to our fantastic Summer Party (here’s just some of the fun from last year)! Proceeds from this fabulous evening help support the Mudchute Association! Enjoy a spot of sheep racing and watch the sun set over Canary Wharf. To join us, book your place now by downloading a booking form here.

Thank you for your support! Can’t make it on the night? Please consider donating a auction prize or making a donation. For more info email us at


A rare pink variant of the Meadow Grasshopper.

A rare pink variant of the Meadow Grasshopper.

The warm sunshine this summer has created fantastic conditions for minibeasts of all sorts on the farm! We’ve pulled together a roundup of just a few of the man remarkable creatures that make Mudchute their home. We’ve spotted bright pink grasshoppers, beautiful blue butterflies and all manner of creatures between! The weather is set to be warm and sunny this weekend too, so be sure to keep an eye out for minibeasts on your next visit! To share them on social media, just use #mudchute!

A look at the courtship of the Meadow Grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus). The chirping sound we hear across the farm is produced by amorous males who rapidly rub their hind legs against their wings. This video shows the action in approximately 10x slower than real life.


Thank you to all who joined us last evening for our 2015 Summer Party! We hope you enjoyed the evening on the farm, the sheep races, welly wanging, tug-of-war, scarecrow making and much much more! Thank you also to all of our staff and volunteers for making the evening possible!

And to view photos of the party on flickr, see the slideshow below!