Gorse Hill City Farm
Last Updated on February 21, 2024 by Suzy
Things to do at Gorse Hill City Farm review
Gorse Hill City Farm is located in Leicester, Leicestershire. Back in 1985, the idea of a city farm was created by a group of 30 city residents who had taken on the management of the overgrown allotments that once stood on the site.
They opened their doors in late 1990 after becoming a registered charity dedicated to providing an educational and recreational facility for visitors. The farm today now has over 100 animals, waiting to meet you.
Although they are a city farm they are lucky to have a fairly large plot of land. This has allowed them to have as many animals, as they do and most of them love to be fed. animals, you can see include sheep, pigs, goats, donkeys and ponies. Plus rabbits, ducks, chickens and more.
You can purchase a bag of animal food for £1 which will guarantee that you get close to some of their animals,. They also have ‘Meet the small animal’ sessions which you can take part in for an additional cost. They also became a Rare Breed Survival Trust in 2011. You can enjoy a walk around the wildlife garden and pond and there is also a children’s playground. They can even host your child’s birthday party.
FAQ and Further Information Gorse Hill City Farm
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.
What are the main things to do?
There are over 100 animals, you can see and meet plus a children’s playground. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Cheapu003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – Adults £4.50, children aged 2-16 £3, under 2s are free, and family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is some parking available at the top of the road. Alternatively, you can get the number 74 bus from Charles Street, which will allow you to disembark right at the bottom of their drive.
When are they open?
Gorse Hill City Farm is open every day of the year except Christmas Dayu003cstrongu003e.u003c/strongu003e For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Only registered assistance dogs are permitted.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue.