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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 for children

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... read more

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

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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a delightful venue for small children; in a very limited space with limited resources the staff and volunteers have created a wonderful space for children to see farm animals close up. Friendly, engaging, with a decent cafe and very reasonable admission prices.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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
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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
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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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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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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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Address: Anstey Lane, Leicester LE40FJ, England
Phone Number: +44 116 253 7582
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