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Hackney City Farm

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Hackney City Farm

KidRated’s Hackney City Farm Top Tips:

Who loves animals? We do and you will too after visiting this farm. Hackney City Farm is a great way for kids to learn about farm animals without leaving the city. Situated in Haggerston Park, close to Columbia Road and Broadway Market, you could technically have a whole day out with flowers, farms and food.


The farmhouses small animals like guinea pigs and rabbits as well as traditional farmyard animals like sheep and goats. You will also find a number of chickens, geese and ducks. All the animals have names – the pigs are called Pepper and Pearl.


The Café deli Frizzante is a great cafe on site. The food is not entirely child-friendly but it is part of the slow food movement and so much of the food is sourced from the farm garden. The farm shop sells eggs laid by the chickens and ducks and honey made by bees at the farm.

Booking Advice:

  • Entrance is FREE!
  • But as the farm is a charity, bring some cash for a donation.
  • The farm is open 10am – 4:30pm everyday apart from Mondays.



1a Goldsmiths Row
E2 8QA

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7729 6381


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Teen Verdict

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I’d highly recommend this for teenagers. It’s free, full of cute animals and has a great cafe. My friend and I are big animal people so we decided a trip here was needed. We had so much fun petting the animals and guessing their names. Such a bonus that it was free but we did leave a small donation because it was so great. We then had lunch at the cafe which was super tasty. 10/10 experience.

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Laura Porter

  • A relatively small city farm but has a lovely cafe so nice to stop by when visiting Columbia Road Flower Market.
  • The ducks are free to wander in the courtyard so remind kids to shut the gate.
  • Also remind kids not to eat near the animals and to wash hands after touching animals.
  • Fun baby music classes on Wednesday mornings.

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  1. David Nicholson

    What a surprise to find this gem in the heart of London. Perfect for visit with inquisitive granddaughter. Thanks to KidRated for featuring it. Great service.


    This is such a great place to come and have lunch or brunch with the kids and then take the short wander around the far. A real little gem of a place off Hackney road,.

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