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Hackney City Farm

KidRated’s Hackney City Farm Top Tips:

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 farm houses 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 onsite. The food is not entirely childfriendly 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


Opening hours:

Open all year, Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30.
Feeding time: Around 16:00.
Closed every Monday except Bank holidays

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Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

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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