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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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Lovely little farm

I took my 2 little girls, they enjoyed looking at all the different animals and walking around. It is a good cheap way to entertain the children for a couple of hours. The play... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I took my 2 little girls, they enjoyed looking at all the different animals and walking around. It is a good cheap way to entertain the children for a couple of hours. The play area is good for over 5 yrs but unfortunately nothing much for under 5 yrs but still worth the visit to see the animals and get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Well worth a visit. Quite a small place but still lots for the kids. As as the animals there is a play area, cafe and small shop. The entrance fee is by donation, which you are more than happy to do, as the children enjoy it here. The cafe looks nice, although we have only ever bought ice creams as... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A great place to go out with kids if you just want to get some fresh air for a bit. There's farm animals and a cafe. Not sure of the prices but I'm sure it won't be much. I would not recommend going for a huge day out, just to have fun with the kids and get out of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My daughter loves popping by to feed the animals. If you go early it can be quieter and your get more room but the fences. Great life size cow to milk.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

great for kids. make sure its warm tho as very windy on top of hill. decent meals at reasonable prices as well. lots of animals for the kids to see and feed

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I would've loved more interactions with the animals,but the kids had fun and that's the most important thing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Considering the entrance fee and animal food is based on a donation, this place is fab. It's not as glitzy as other nearby farm parks but considering the price it's well worth a visit. There are lots of animals to see and feed and a little play area to keep children entertained after seeing the animals. New picnic benches have... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took my grandchildren last year will be going again this year. The children delight in buying a small bag of food and feeding the goats etc, it really is educational in a fun way. Well maintained and clean regardless of animals. There's more to see than people realise, and all the animals are in close proximately for small children to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I've been coming here since I was a child, and now continue to take my nieces and nephews. It's always lovely, cheap day out - one or two rude members of staff, never make the day bad however. Perfect for very young, to more old children. (0-12)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We went with our two grandsons they loved it, We packed a picnic and had a lovely day looking at all the farm animals.

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