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Top 20 : Best City Farms in London

London actually has a surprising amount of city farms for you to visit with kids. You can see lots of farm animals and a lot of the farms have hands-on activities and workshops.

Mudchute Park and Farm

Set in 32 acres of countryside in the heart of East London, the Mudchute is a community charity, with a working farm, stables, a children’s nursery and a wide range of education activities. Mudchute Farm is one of the largest inner City Farms anywhere in Europe with collection of British rare breeds and currently have over 100 animals and fowl.Free Entry. Address: Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, London E14 3HP,

Hackney City Farm

Hackney City farm offer children and adults the opportunity to get up close to a range of farmyard animals; see, smell and plant vegetables and other food plants; and learn new skills to live a healthier, happier life with a lower environmental impact. It has a range of farmyard animals including goats, sheep, chickens and donkeys as well as some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Free Entry. Address: 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA

Kentish Town City Farm

Kentish Town City Farm formed in 1972 becoming the first City Farm to be established in the UK. The farm is situated on a four-acre site, alongside two railway lines in the inner London Borough of Camden. It has sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, geese, three horses, two donkeys, two pigs and a cow. There are animal pasture areas, community gardens, a wildlife pond, and a riding arena. Free Entry. Address: 1 Cressfield Close, off Grafton Road, NW5 4BN

Spitalfields City Farm

Come to the Spitalfields city farm and see the rare breed farm animals, enjoy the gardens and let the children and adults loose in the tree house. Receiving over 18,000 visitors a year and spread over 1.3 acres of land owned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Railtrack. Free Entry. Address: Buxton Street E1 5AR

Vauxhall City Farm

Vauxhall City Farm is one of the oldest and most central city farms in London being located within earshot of Big Ben and in the shadow of MI6 . They run a Young farmers club for kids and there are always activities planned that you can participate. FREE Entry. Address:165 Tyers Street SE11 5HS

Surrey Docks Farm

Surrey Docks Farm is a working community farm in London that engages local people to learn about farming and food provenance. They have all the usual farm animals on site, as well as food growing gardens. They also have annual Christmas fair (7-Dec-19), Spring fair (9-May-2020) and Harvest Festival (Sep 2020). FREE Entry; Address: Rotherhithe Street SE16 5ET

Deen City Farm

Deen City Farm is an urban farm with an educational focus in the heart of the London Borough of Merton. They also have a Riding School offering affordable lessons to the local community. The farm houses around 120-150 animals on a 5 acre site. FREE Entry; Address: 39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, Nr. Wimbledon, Merton SW19 2RR

Hounslow Urban Farm

Hounslow Urban Farm’s 29-acre location makes it one of London’s biggest community farms. It offers daily encounters with its resident animals, such as pigs, goats, cows, rabbits, ducks, geese, alpacas, proud peacocks and lots more. You can handle an owl or ride a pony, as well as learn about life down on the farm. New Tropical Zoo coming soon. Entry: £5-£6.50 Address: Faggs Road, Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 0LZ

Stepney City Farm

Stepney City Farm is a three acre working farm; a rural oasis, in the heart of Tower Hamlets. Kids and adults a chance to meet farm animals, learn how to grow food and try out arts and crafts. Every Saturday, the Farm hosts a popular Farmer’s Market. You can also enjoy freshly made breakfast, lunch and snacks inspired by Farm produce at The Humble Bee Cafe. FREE Entry; Address: Stepney Way E1 3DG

Lee Valley Park Farms

Lee Valley Park Farms, set in leafy Essex, is a great day out! Kids will get to explore the great outdoors and meet farmyard friends along with more exotic animals like mischievous Meerkats. Let their imagination (and their legs) run wild in our indoor and outdoor adventure play zones. Entry: £6.50-£10 Address: Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey
Essex, EN9 2EF

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