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Gorse Hill City Farm

Anstey Lane, Leicester LE40FJ, England
+44 116 253 7582
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Ranked #4 of 16 Activities in Leicester
Type: Farms
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 run and has its own trip adviser page « less
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We wen for a family afternoon out and really enjoyed it, it is fantastic value for the money and as it is a small farm it is ideal for toddlers to walk around and give you a friendly atmosphere compared to some of the bigger farm parks. The play area is lovely for the kids and plenty of seating to... More

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Another trip with my 9 month LO as I thought he could live the Old McDonald song. Was easy to find and onsite/ offsite parking was goodthen it was a sunny day it was a nice short walk around the farm. I found that the farm was extremely quite, were we found ourselves whispering to one another. There was no one... More

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nottm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I went to the farm today with my grandchildren what a lovely experiance ,,, we go quiet a lot because it is a nice farm , the staff are very helpful always willing to talk about the Animals even at busy times nothing is to much trouble Recomend it 'well worth a visit in the school holidays real value for... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Took the children up to the farm yesterday. We were a little late arriving and nearly weren't allowed to go in even though we were willing to pay for a short visit. We were stopped by a tall female staff member who I assumed was the manager. She was very rude towards myself, my wife and my and children. I... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It's a good place to visit for an hour or so, parking area is small and the entrance is quite confusing. Once inside its a good little farm, although the area to get to the sheep was locked, nothing telling you why and also didn't see any cows. Play area is ok although not a lot for younger children. There... More

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

Thank you for your review it allows visitors to make an informed choice about visiting Gorse Hill City Farm. Gorse Hill City Farm does not have a nature trail unfortunately. On a site near to the farm there is The Orchards Local Nature Reserve The Orchards Local Nature Reserve is managed by Groundwork and volunteers and owned by Leicester City... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Walked here with a reluctant 7 year old in the summer holidays but once here she didn't want to leave . Loved feeding the sheep with animal feed that was a bargin at 50p a bag ( they were so gentle eating food from her hand and she could stroke them), loved watching the pigs ( was amazed at how... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We visitied the dark today had a full English at the cafe which was brilliant and then went around all the animals and fed some too. Cheap and good fun

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Good afternoon out with my family only problem being was the lack of parking and the play area mainly for over 5 year olds. picnic facility,s were good,animal food available from the shop,good facillitys for washing your hands after feeding the animals.staff were friendly.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Myself and a friend recently visited Gorse Hill and can't express how lovely it was. Free on entry but it is advised that you give a donation. Animal feed can be bought at 50p per bag. There was a variety of farm animals including the cute little lambs that have been born this spring. It is a small farm so... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great for a wander around, was lovely to see the animals. Prices Are very reasonable, although because people are trusted to pay a lot don't and therefore there was a lot of people who had foul language and behaviour. It's ok if you can switch off to that. Maybe enforcing payment would help. Think the owners and staff do a... More

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