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Gorse Hill City Farm

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Address: Anstey Lane, Leicester LE4 0FJ, England
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+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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Ideal outing for little ones

A well maintained little farm which can be easily reached by bus or car. It provides a small parking area. Entry fee is by honesty bucket. There are plenty of small animals to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Liz C
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A well maintained little farm which can be easily reached by bus or car. It provides a small parking area. Entry fee is by honesty bucket. There are plenty of small animals to see and feed, picnic areas, a play area and nature walks. Easy access for pushchairs and safe for toddlers to wander around. It's also very clean. It... More 

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Thank Liz C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

although it is free, there is little to do, its not really a day out as such but its nice to visit and support a local farmer

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Thank chris m
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My toddler, now two and a half, loves Gorse Hill Farm. It is quite cheap entry via an honesty bucket, but these contributions are important, and I can normally spend a couple of hours there with him chatting away to the different animals and enjoying the play area. There is a baby change facility and a café for snacks, drinks... More 

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Thank MLambert51
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

A nice small farm with a picnic area and a children's play area. Well kept and can get very close to the animals

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Thank MrsK6
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited here many times. It's small and friendly. The onsite cafe is quite pricey but admission to the farm and the animal food is very reasonable. Because it's only small, you'll struggle to spend a day here, but to pass an hour or two for a couple of quid, you can't knock it.

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Thank Kim V
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

A really nice local Farm Park lovingly managed by a dedicated team of friendly staff and volunteers. Nice spaces for walking, playing and picnicking. There are lots of animals to feed and pet, and educational information on listening posts. Good walks around the Farm too. Look out for organised craft activities during holidays. We enjoyed a lovely pottery class!

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Thank Family_Simons
Bromborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

It's exactly what it says on the tin, an urban farm. We saw cows, goats, sheep, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, horses, guinea pigs and a couple of other animals on top of that! £5 suggested donation for 2 adults and a child makes the place an absolute bargain and would definitely go again. Run only by volunteers and people should definitely... More 

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Thank Mark S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We were left disappointed after our trip to gorse hill farm, there were hardly any animals and all my nephew wanted to do was play on the park which was also a little disappointing I feel they could really spruce this place up as its on a great location and could do really well.

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Thank abbieskelly
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Took my two young granddaughters here and they loved it. Lots for them to see and learn. Food a bit prices tho. Otherwise very enjoyable.

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Thank Gadger123
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely day. The animals were nice to see and the farm is well kept. An enjoyable visit. Would recommend.

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