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Gorse Hill City Farm

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Address: Anstey Lane, Leicester LE4 0FJ, England
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+44 116 253 7582
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Situated on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre we are...

Situated on a 20 acre site on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre we are a registered charity, a working farm and community project dedicated to the welfare of our animals and to providing a fun and educational experiences for all. We are open 365 days a year rain or shine. With over 100 animals for you to meet we offer the perfect venue for a fun family day out or educational group visit. Find us on facebook for up to date information. Entry to the farm is £1 per child, £2 per adult.

Buttercup Hill cafe is independantly and privately run and has its own trip adviser page

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Niece outing

Such a lovely place very clean and perfect for little children my niece 18 month old completely loved it.. Thank you.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
melfarmer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a lovely place very clean and perfect for little children my niece 18 month old completely loved it.. Thank you.

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Thank melfarmer
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice day out with the grand kids. Make sure it's warm tho as it gets very windy at the top. Staff were great and food not bad

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my nephews who are under the age of 4. Both enjoyed themselves. They were disappointed that they couldn't play on the park as it's not really suited to their age group. As adults it was expensive for what is there. 2 adults and 2 children was £6 in total but will always go back.

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Thank Sharon A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I took our nephew here and we really enjoyed it! Great environment for him to wander around and engage with farmyard animals! Amazing that it is donation based entry fee - give generously, they do an amazing job here!

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Thank Tom C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well maintained little farm which can be easily reached by bus or car. It provides a small parking area. Entry fee is by honesty bucket. There are plenty of small animals to see and feed, picnic areas, a play area and nature walks. Easy access for pushchairs and safe for toddlers to wander around. It's also very clean. It... More 

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Thank Liz C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

although it is free, there is little to do, its not really a day out as such but its nice to visit and support a local farmer

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Thank chris m
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

My toddler, now two and a half, loves Gorse Hill Farm. It is quite cheap entry via an honesty bucket, but these contributions are important, and I can normally spend a couple of hours there with him chatting away to the different animals and enjoying the play area. There is a baby change facility and a café for snacks, drinks... More 

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Thank MLambert51
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A nice small farm with a picnic area and a children's play area. Well kept and can get very close to the animals

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Thank MrsK6
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here many times. It's small and friendly. The onsite cafe is quite pricey but admission to the farm and the animal food is very reasonable. Because it's only small, you'll struggle to spend a day here, but to pass an hour or two for a couple of quid, you can't knock it.

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Thank Kim V
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

A really nice local Farm Park lovingly managed by a dedicated team of friendly staff and volunteers. Nice spaces for walking, playing and picnicking. There are lots of animals to feed and pet, and educational information on listening posts. Good walks around the Farm too. Look out for organised craft activities during holidays. We enjoyed a lovely pottery class!

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