Hackney City Farm
Hackney City Farm
3.5
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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,582 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Sam King
Stratford City, UK2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Aiga G
London, UK31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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pennandemm
London, UK13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
My three year old grandson was treated to a surprise over a month ago: a trip to see the animals followed by a pottery class. The class was advertised as, 'Three sessions including hand building, glazing and a turn on the pottery wheel' at a cost of £10.00. At the end of the session, we were told that we would have to return in a week or two to finish the two pieces of pottery - the glazing. Upon our return, we were informed that we would have to pay extra for the glazing. Hackney City Farm agreed that this wasn't clear from the advertisement and promised to put it right. Two months later, and they have failed to keep their promise. You can imagine my dismay when, after a third visit to H.C.F. to collect these works of art, one of my grandson's precious (to him, and to me) pieces of pottery couldn't be found. The staff were very flippant about it, claiming that the cost of the activity was for the experience only, not necessarily for the finished product. My grandson was advised to take another piece of unclaimed pottery instead. He was most upset about this and refused to because he couldn't see his name on any of these pieces. Yes, he's only 3 but he can spell and recognise his name. Only after insisting on a refund, was my daughter given back her money. This is unsatisfactory and disappointing.
Written June 4, 2023
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Heather B
Glasgow, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Took a walk into the farm. Lots of animals for children to see and touch with plenty of hand gel near by. Lovely wooded area beside where they grow vegetable. If you have young children a lovely place to take them. No admission fee but donations welcome.
Written August 31, 2022
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Susie H
Stratford City, UK79 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
I understand space is at a premium in the city but it is not acceptable to have the stench of old manure reeking out of every corner. Went there out of curiosity with the children, we walked in and walked out after 5 minutes. It’s cramped, unhealthily smelly, not the nice smell of a farm but a stagnated stench. If you want to visit a lovely city farm, go to mudchute on the isle
Of dogs. Don’t waste your time here
Written May 6, 2018
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vikingCopenhagen
copenhagen16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
Just visited this city farm and was most disappointed. Some foul in a Court yard and couple of run Down Buildings passing as stables. The pigs were lovely but consigned to live in a dark concrete hut with nothing but a litlle wet straw to rest on. The people who are in charge seem to know Little about the needs of pigs. Would not recommend visiting this place
Written November 16, 2014
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SůmmĕrT!mĕ
461 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Fias1986
London, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Visited the place with my partner and 2 year old kid on a crisp sunny winter day, and found it to be an awesome day out. Lovely to see some animals out and even feed them, was definitely worth it and would recommend to anyone with kids or without - being from the countryside, it feels lovely to farm in the city, even for a short bit.
Written January 30, 2019
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Stephanie C
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Popped along to the open pottery session that Hackney City Farm run on a weekly basis.
I went via tube and overground (short walk from Hoxton overground station) or Bethnal Green underground station is approx a 15min walk away.
The cost for the evening was £15 per person, but this included plenty of clay to make whatever you fancied, in my case a very peculiar bust of a circus master 😂 a chance to shape a bowl on the potters wheel ( with some guidance, which I needed) and then you come and collect the final products once they’ve been fired in the kiln a week later. Pretty good! Especially when there is a well stocked bar which you can purchase bits from and take into the pottery studio. A few vinos and a bag of kettle crisps was enough to get our creative juices flowing.
It’s a very relaxed atmosphere with people dropping in and out. A lovely buzz of chit chat filled the room as groups sat together and friends caught up while sculpting their next Michael Angelo.
Do bring cash to pay for your session and I would recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty and dusty.
A lovely Thursday evening spent away from Netflix, expressing oneself in clay form. I would recommend this for a cheap and easy second date as well!
Written February 22, 2018
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