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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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Situated on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre we are...

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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Love the goats

This is a lovely place to bring the under fives...it's relaxed and you can get a cup of tea and nibbles...I hope it continues to be supported as I used to bring my children and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Louise F
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to bring the under fives...it's relaxed and you can get a cup of tea and nibbles...I hope it continues to be supported as I used to bring my children and I now bring my Grandchildren...the only thing that would be nice is to add to the play park for smaller children. Perhaps some nice local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good place to enjoy for kids and good picnic area as well.There is a small playground for kids as well.

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Thank kash k
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit here & we loved it . The animals are very obviously well cared for and come running when they know you have food !! Bags of food are 50p to purchase . The farm itself is well presented . The little ones loved the swings and climbing frame in the picnic area too . We... More 

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Newtown Linford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Took our kids here and it's brilliant, cheap to get in and you can feed the animals too .it's well worth a visit if you've never been before

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Thank Matt S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited numerous times in the last 20 odd years! Gorse Hill is a lovely sweet place. Animals from Sheep, Goats, Cows and Pigs to Ducks, Donkeys, Chickens and small animals such as Rabbits. All animals are happy and well looked after and love all the attention! It's nice for the children to have the opportunity to feed most of the... More 

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Oadby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Visited the farm with my husband and our nearly 2 year old son. Had a great time here. Entry is donation and recommended is £2 per adult and £1 per child, There are rabbits, Guinea pigs, a rat, a budgie, a few different types of owls that you can hold for a small fee, chickens, pigs, ducks, sheep, cows, goats,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Brought my partner and younger sister to the farm on Thursday, and we all had a lovely time. Very friendly animals, all came running over for food - which we bought 2 bags of as it was only 50p, amazing! And all animals we fed ate straight from the hand which all of us found fantastic. We were only here... More 

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Thank Kelsie G
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

It is a nice small farm, a chance for kids to get in touch or feed conventional farm animal. Not much to do though.

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Thank ShadyNafie
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Visited the farm with my son and grandson. My son remembered working here when he was at college, grandson really enjoyed the walk around looking at all the animals.The highlight of his visit was the pig that decided to have a pee right in front of him...Thats all he talked about.

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Thank WAW55
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for something to do for a couple of hours I would recommend going here. Food available to feed the animals for a very small fee, picnic area and undercover too. There is also a small park and nature trail. There are points at the farm which give you information about the animals. The cafe on site... More 

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