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Hackney City Farm, London

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#66 of 149 in Outdoors in London
Hackney City Farm is a city farm and independent alternative school in Bethnal Green in London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, England. It is situated on Hackney Road at the junction of Goldsmith's Row.It was established in 1984 as a community and educational resource and to give the people, particularly young people, of the borough experience of animals. The facilities at Hackney City Farm include a farmyard, area for grazing, garden and a tree nursery with butterfly house. The amenity encourages children to learn about the natural environment, growing vegetables and caring for animals. The farm is home to a range of animals including: poultry, sheep, rabbits, bees, pigs and a donkey. The Farm also runs educational projects, exhibitions, courses in crafts and farm trails, and operates a café, Frizzante, which recently won a Time Out award for best family restaurant. Animals can be adopted at the farm, and free range eggs are for sale at £1.20 for 6.The farm is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.In 2008, a bike shop opened in the Farm. Bike Yard East sells cycle products and does repairs.In 2015 Hackney City Farm registered with Ofsted as an independent alternative school. The farm has places for up to 6 pupils aged 13 to 16.
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  • Not my favourite city farm, but we really enjoyed retreating into the gardens. Although minimalistic, they're quite spectacularly peaceful. (The cat scratched my son, so he wasn't too thrilled)  more »
  • Great farm. Free and educational Brought six fresh eggs and got some great ideas for growing food in the garden.  more »
  • It was great to come across this working farm in the busy streets of London. A great place to bring children to learn and escape from city life.  more »
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  • Really nice to have a look around if in the area. Great for kids! The goats, donkeys and pigs are brilliant! It is small and probably not worth a whole day trip to see but if in the area, definitely worth checking out!
  • The bread was amazing, as well as the home-made pasta. I can't say the same about the scrambled egg, which were completely dry. But the staff are rude and ignorant. I asked on Saturday if they did the Sunday roast and looked at me laughing and asked: what day is today? Then, she told the barista and both started laughing and talking in Italian between them. First of all, if you're so stupid and ignorant about the culture of the country you're living in, don't assume the others are stupid. Second, it's simply easier to answer: "no, it's only on Sundays".
  • Lovely little city farm that kids can see some animals close up. All the animals look happy and healthy. There is a great little cafe on site too.
  • Kids loved it, even in torrential rain! Cafe good quality. Make sure you donate to keep it going!
  • Lovely little city farm. The staff is friendly and they clearly treat the animals with care.

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