Vauxhall City Farm

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Vauxhall City Farm
4.5
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Vauxhall City Farm is a little piece of the countryside right in the heart of London with all the sights, smells, sounds and experiences of rural life. Our collection of friendly animals includes rare breed sheep, inquisitive goats, woolly alpacas and spotty pigs, not to mention our cuddly ferrets, rabbits and guinea pigs and more! Since 1976 we've been a charity that aims to provide the local community with education services, youth activities, riding therapy, personal development and support programmes and a peaceful escape from city life. Although we don't charge an entry fee we do rely on donations from our visitors to help fund the charity and its' work. The farm and our lovely Old Dairy Cafe are both open from 10:30 - 4:00, Tuesday to Sunday, with the Cafe only also being open from 11:00 - 14:00 most Mondays for lunch. We can't wait to welcome you to the farm come and visit us and our lovely friendly animals soon!
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Peter Z
London, UK899 contributions
We took my granddaughter to the Vauxhall City farm as a different day out.
There is no admission, but donations are appreciated.
We paid for some animal feed and also the Easter Egg hunt (But there were no eggs at the end of it).
The farm is a popular destination with locals, and during the morning it did get busy. There is a one-way system in operation.
We found all the answers to the egg hunt and my granddaughter eventually plucked up courage to feed the goats and sheep!!
Lots of hand washing facilities and they were well used.
We hoped to enjoy the petting corner - but the person did not turn up, bit of an occupational hazard when you rely on volunteers.
Stopped at the café there and enjoyed a great coffee there!!
Something very different in the City - and my granddaughter enjoyed it!
Written April 15, 2022
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Ferenc M
United Kingdom954 contributions
Wow what a fantastic experience. Seeing the animals is of course wonderful but for £1 you get a bag of food and you get to feed them which is just brilliant. The staff are so friendly and helpful.

,,,,and the cafe is good too with nice outside area.

Cant recommend a visit here enough
Written July 3, 2021
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Eliza P
Charleston, SC130 contributions
Family
We came here with our 2 young children and we’re delighted with the relaxing environment. London can be hectic, and it was nice to slow down and see some furry friends. Then when we were done we could sit down and plan our next move, without being rushed around. Also, they had clean bathrooms. And tables to sit at. This is a great place to visit!!
Written April 15, 2022
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Jb74
London, UK2,364 contributions
Solo
Nice relaxing walk round this pleasant, superbly run place.

Great for kids, families and general animal lovers.

Animals are lovingly looked after, and the staff are exceptional.

Probably the fifth time I’ve been here for a break, over several years, and each time has been great.
Written January 14, 2020
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Rajesh Parmar
High Wycombe, UK1,190 contributions
If you are coming here by underground get off at Vauxhall station less than 5 min walk.
Its is FREE you can take photos and also feed the animals. I spend around 20 min here.
Written September 29, 2019
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June C
London, UK31 contributions
Family
Got an hour to spare? Or may be two? Then take a trip to Vauxhall City Farm in SE11 - just a stones throw away from Vauxhall Station. It may not be large but the animals are very friendly and so well looked after and you can see the real affection between them and the people who work there, There are beautiful horses (riding lessons available), alpacas, goats, sheep, pigs and a variety of hens, rabbits and smaller animals.

Entry is free but like every charity they rely on donations and sponsorships - and for 20p you can buy a small amount of food to hand feed the goats and sheep. Eventually it will be possible to feed the ducks. The kids loved it - and oh yes and as a matter of fact so did I.

There is easy access, toilet facilities, and plenty of hand washing points but there is no on site café or refreshments available and for health reasons eating is not allowed on the premises although there are cafes etc. nearby.

For complete information please check out their website - vauxhallcityfarm.org .
Written July 25, 2014
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JohnMA12345
Cardiff, UK587 contributions
Couples
On a weekend break in London and we actually live in the country but our hotel was across the park from here so we decided to go say hello. So glad we did.

We are huge animal lovers and no greater sight than kids screaming with joy as a goat eats from their hands. The place is very well run and free to enter, donations appreciated.

There are several feral cats on site. If you’re very lucky you get to meet Howard the ginger cat. Very friendly and a bit like royalty, he will all you pet him so long as you acknowledge what an honour it is for you.

If you are in London and your kids are not used to farm animals get them down here it’s 5 mins from Vauxhall station.

Kudos to the team there for making so many kids smile.(and 2 adults on their 22nd wedding anniversary 😛🤗)
Written December 1, 2019
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Irene B
11 contributions
Family
The Farm were well organised and many people were coming. It was a nice place to visit were children enjoys it.
Written May 1, 2019
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Master Jonjon
London, UK344 contributions
Solo
I didn’t even have the chance to say good bye to the pigs. The staffer simply said no, you couldn’t.

And so today I’m back in during the very opening times, and now kids were screaming at the pigs and alpacas and goats while their parents were busy rubbing alcoholic gels. And they bond with you over food.

(There was horse riding just across the street. You could see those horses returning home from time to time if you stay near the entrance for long enough.)

~master jonjon
Written February 6, 2019
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Kate M
London, UK80 contributions
Couples
Vauxhall City Farm is a breath of fresh air, so lovely to visit and spend time with the animals. It is small so can be a bit cramped when busy but the staff and volunteers are friendly and it’s worth a little patience when making your way around.
Written October 27, 2018
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