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Great city farm

Had a great afternoon. Lunch was good. Animals worth a look and hot ideas for veg from looking... read more

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Children love it.

Lovely place o visit with the kids. Lot’s of furry delights and you can access the area’s easily... read more

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All reviews inner city guinea pigs play area small farm small animals farm animals animal feed learning disabilities run by volunteers purchase food lovely couple of hours nice selection of animals own produce mutton curry loved feeding the goats middle of a housing estate great resource
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

I've been going to this from since i was a child and now i take my children, its gone from strength to strength. Such a great place to visit with or without children, they have many events on and the price is reasonable and run by volunteers. Brilliant place to go, once you've been once you will return

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liz L
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

We visited expecting it to be more of a zoo/bigger farm but it is extremely small and looks more like a nursery as you enter. We stayed here only briefly as it is definetly for families and very young children and not for couples to visit! It was however really cute to see the assortment of animals they have, and the staff in the rabbit areas were really friendly, even though it was obvious we were a little out of place. As a family or with younger children the visit would be ideal and its very close walk to the city centre. However if you aren't with young children don't expect much as its very small in terms of actual animals and geared toward kids!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

A hidden gem. Nice expierence for kids to see animals and how to look after them. offfer of cafe is good well worth more than just 1 visit

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 1shilton
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Ideal environment for children. Plenty of animals to see both inside and outside and lovely gardens and vegetable gardens to walk through. Site is small but has a cafe and small shop. Also has a childrens play area and picnic site. Able to hold some of the small animals if timed correctly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jazzstening
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

There is no doubt that City Farm provides a wonderful experience for many people - both visitors and volunteers. Ir is completely free to visit. The little shop and cafe provide additional facilities and given that the place runs on donations - it is always busy and lively. In the middle of a housing estate on the edge of an industrial area, it is indeed a little oasis - a little bit of country in the City.
The allotment gardens are extremely impressive. Beautifully tended and productive plots with not a weed in sight! When we visited, the play area for children bustled with mums and little ones and a local Charity was preparing lunch to raise money. There is lots going on including training courses for people with learning disabilities and lots of good opportunities for voluntary activities as a gateway into work.
As an animal keeper myself I was just a tad concerned that the animal husbandry falls a little short. There is vet input to the farm and everyone works hard to keep the enclosures, hutches and stalls clean and tidy. The problem can be best summarised as rather too many animals in too small a space - particularly the smaller animals. So, for example, unwell birds can't be isolated from the rest and some of the caged petting animals, guinea pigs, rabbits etc. looked very limited for space (although some were "boarders".
A new enclosure for Meercats is being built which will provide a tremendous new attraction but perhaps a bit more space for current residents might be considered? Regret they don't sell to the public like the Petting Farm further north in Notts (even with disclaimers about not being able to guarantee the health etc. of the animal) as it could bring in much needed revenue and allow more space for the rest.
However, there is no doubt that the City, the residents, the families, the visitors and the volunteers all benefit from having this lovely facility on their doorstep despite some shortcomings. It is incredibly popular with children who may not get to see horses, pigs etc. very often and pet handling experiences must help with their general appreciation and respect of the animal world and the environment.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jo L
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