Hackney City Farm

Hackney City Farm, London: Hours, Address, Hackney City Farm Reviews: 3.5/5

Hackney City Farm
3.5
Farms • Educational sites
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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London, UK111 contributions
Avoid the cafe...Stepney City Farm cafe much better!
Jun 2021 • Friends
Nice to wander around to see the farm animals however avoid the cafe, not as good as it used to be...40 mins wait for cold scrambled eggs on hard chewy toast. Seems a lot of staff but tricky to get anyone’s attention, coffee from a cracked mug and just a shrug to say they would put it in bin when I was finished 🤨
Written July 11, 2021
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Aiga G
London, UK31 contributions
Nice to include in a walk at the park
Jan 2020
The afrm is walking distance from our home, so we decided to go and see some animals. The farm is small, but ok, I absolutely loved the free-roaming chickens!
Written January 27, 2020
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Master Jonjon
London, UK341 contributions
HACKNEY CITY FARM (London) - Jonjon's official review
Sep 2019
LOCATION. Nearest Overground station: Hoxton or Cambridge Health, with the farm right in the middle.

If you’re walking from Cambridge Heath, step west along Hackney Road for around seven minutes. The farm will be on your right inside Haggerston Park.

If you’re coming from Hoxton, can also consider visiting the Geffrye Museum of the Home. It’s closed at the moment for renovation; official website shows an expected opening in Spring 2020.

LONDON’S FARM SCENE. If you’re interested in animals but got stuck inside M25, there are many city farms / mini zoos that might satisfy your needs. The Vauxhall City Farm is obviously very conveniently located, while Isle of Doggers can also consider the Mudchute Farm. The latter has the added benefit of a splendid view of Canary Wharf buildings behind the pigs and geese. And they both got llamas.

I’ll reserve the Hanwell Zoo, which is in the middle of a forest, to those who’s willing to get lost for thirty minutes through woods and bees.

ANIMAL INTERACTION. The ducks and chicks are on the same side as you. An urban horror story if you’re over and over a city person! So be prepared for close encounters, and don’t come with a false sense of security.

Sooner or later, you’re also find convenience holes here and there. A goat has jumped out from one of these and started following me before heading to his next destination.

LABELLING. The sheep are in the donkey’s ring and pigs are in the sheep’s. So use common sense before consulting the display boards.

CLOSING RITUAL. The farm closes at 4pm. And here comes the best part. Come fifteen minutes before then and staffers will start opening the gates. Hop after hop, the horses and donkeys and goats will return to their barns, unguided.

An impressive back and forth of loaded words and desperate entreating will ensure if any part of the process has failed gracefully. On my day a horsey has stopped walking right in front of her barn. And let’s just say – what follows is hilarious.

The hare and the guinea pigs are fairly well-hid. See if you can find them.
Written October 27, 2019
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Julie B
London, UK181 contributions
Excellent bee workshop for a group of families
Sep 2019
I organised a workshop for a number of families for us to learn all about bees and how they make honey. Ken, the beekeeper at Hackney City Farm put together a great agenda to engage both adults and children and teach us all about the history of bee keeping, distinguishing the different types of bees in a hive, followed by a trip up to the roof of the cafe to check out the hives. Having played a bit of 'where's Wally' with various pictures down in the education room, the childen were able to identify the queen in the real hives and see a waggle dance in action. It was great to get the kids so close to the action, where they could see nectar and honey in the hive frames, as well as identifying the cell where the next queen bee was developing. The kids also got quite excited about getting to wear the full beekeeping garb. Another task was to find pollinators in action down in the farm's garden.

We also had time to cover the wider farm and see the ducks and chickens who had free rein of the yard as well as goats, pigs and ponies.

Highly recommend organising a group visit, there is lots of inspiration on their site in terms of the programmes they can run.
Written September 16, 2019
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Adem T
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Poorly Run and a Disappointment!
Sep 2019 • Family
Took my 12 yr old son after a visit to Columbia Road market. Only stayed 10 minutes as the farm seemed very run down. It was much scruffier and smellier than previously, which was disappointing. They may be going for a ‘rustic’ look however it was simply unpleasant. They need to put some work into improving and repairing the farm.
Written September 15, 2019
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,567 contributions
Urban Farm!
May 2019
Hackney City Farm is a terrific little city farm in the middle of Haggerston Park. Plenty of animals that will entertain your kids!
Written September 2, 2019
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noorcaughley
Shrewsbury, UK1,466 contributions
Hackney Farm
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a small farm which is situated in original farm buildings in Hackney. It is a popular place for families & is used to educate city children about farm life as well as for leisure. There is a woodland walk. It was a pleasant place to visit.
Written May 9, 2019
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nedcp
London, UK39 contributions
My least favourite city farm
Mar 2019 • Family
Took my daughter to Hackney city farm recently and I have to say I was somewhat disappointed in it. I have been to several of the city farms around the east end and we have all enjoyed our time at them.
This occasion was somewhat different. Apart from ducks and chickens and a couple of sheep and goats there was a distinct paucity of animals! Also you couldn’t feed any of them anyway which is something my daughter greatly enjoys elsewhere (obviously with proper animal feed rather than her picnic lunch!)
It’s untidy and not particularly well set up for visitors, takes about 5 minutes to walk round and was not the most welcoming place I have been to.
The toilets were clean and functional however which was about the only positive from it.
Written March 31, 2019
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Sam King
Stratford City, UK2 contributions
Good fun, but the chicken was rude to my girlfriend.
Feb 2019 • Couples
It was a lovely Sunday morning, the sun was shining, the birds were signing but the chicken did not sing off the same hymn sheet.

I was quite surprised to receive a suboptimal emotional connection with the chicken, I thought we got off to a great start but when my girlfriend asked for a picture it simply walked off and acted like a self ritous pig which is ironic because the pigs were more than happy to pose for a picture and hang around for a nice chat too.

All in all, we had a good time but I really hope the staff put some time into developing the chickens behaviour to be more in line with that of the goats.

(Note: couldn’t attach a picture of the chicken for the reasons outlined above)
Written March 12, 2019
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SůmmĕrT!mĕ
461 contributions
Little farm
Jan 2019 • Friends
This is a tiny factory situated right in the beginning of Haggerston park, where you can have a walk afterword. There are fields to play tennis or football.
The factory anyway doesn't have so many animals but it's a good place to introduce your kids to the nature or anyway to spend a nice day out.
Written February 4, 2019
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