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Gorse Hill City Farm

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Address: Anstey Lane, Leicester LE40FJ, England
Phone Number: +44 116 253 7582
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Description: Situated on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre we...
Situated on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre we are a registered charity, a working farm and community project dedicated to the welfare of our animals and to providing a fun and educational experiences for all. We are open 365 days a year rain or shine. With over 100 animals for you to meet we offer the perfect venue for a fun family day out or educational group visit. Find us on facebook for up to date information. Entry to the farm is £1 per child, £2 per adult. Buttercup Hill cafe is independantly and privately run and has its own trip adviser page
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Great farm

A great place to visit for a donation well kept animals my children did some volunteering at the farm they loved it ,I take orderly residents from a care home they loved it ,my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great place to visit for a donation well kept animals my children did some volunteering at the farm they loved it ,I take orderly residents from a care home they loved it ,my daughter takes her daughter and they have a lovely meal in the cafe it as a children's play area the staff are lovely too ,there are... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visited the farm about 3 weeks ago, it was quite small but who needs a massive farm to walk around all day. The animals enclosures where big, clean and well kept. You can buy food for about £2, its well worth it, the animals come right up to you. Its cheap to get in and well worth it. Would really... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited the farm with a baby play group lots of mummies and babies. My daughter is 10 months she loved it, for a farm I was shocked there wasn't a smell in the air. Not many animals, was a good walk to get round and a little confusing. The one big down fall was the woman working in the cafe... More 

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springerspaniel1975, Manager at Gorse Hill City Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Buttercup Hill Cafe is not part of the charity Gorse Hill City Farm. It is a privately run business and has its own trip advisor Buttercup Hill Cafe More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Been coming here since my children were still in push chairs. Its convenient, reasonably priced and with enough to keep small children entertained for a few hours. Has all the usual farm animals, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, ducks, turkeys - you can buy a bag of food to feed the goats. In the court yard you first enter you'll find... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were in Leicester visiting friends, so we walked over to the city farm, with both sets of children in tow. We walked, as it was local to my friends house, though parking is available on-site it is extremely limited, and you need to walk up the same road the cars use to drive it. To start with we had... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cheap, entrance by donation. Good family venue with events throughout the year, check their website! Farm animals including some rare breeds, garden, play and picnic areas, onsite cafe, parking, information signs.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Grew up visiting stoughton farm park, this is much smaller but my little boy loved seeing the animals. bit cold and bleak this time of year but imagine its lovely in the summer

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great day out for our grandkids. they love getting up close to the various animals. Great value for money, enjoyable and educational.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Took the kids out for a nice afternoon visit. Plenty of animals to see, and the staff were helpful in explaining to the children about them. Spent a while slowly walking around and watching the animals, and their was even animal food to purchase for 50p a bag, that the kids loved feeding. (they have sinks to wash hands in... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When i was a child this farm used to be great. I took my LO when he was around 11months old hoping to relive the exciting times i once enjoyed. Sadly this wasn't the case! I'm aware that they're a charity & had some issues with break-ins & animals being stolen/scared. But there were hardly any animals to look at.... More 

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springerspaniel1975, Manager at Gorse Hill City Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Gorse Hill City Farm has a wide range of livestock for you to see, if you would like to visit us again a member of staff will happily show you the animals you did not see on your previous visit. There are goats, ponies, donkeys, turkeys, chickens and a variety of small animals for your... More 

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