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Hackney City Farm, London

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#50 of 95 in Outdoors in London
Hackney City Farm is a city farm in Haggerston the London Borough of Hackney. 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.RelatedGrowing Communities
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  • July 1, 2017
    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 »
  • May 7, 2017
    Great farm. Free and educational Brought six fresh eggs and got some great ideas for growing food in the garden.  more »
  • April 26, 2017
    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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  • Kids loved it, even in torrential rain! Cafe good quality. Make sure you donate to keep it going!
  • There are two good reasons to visit: The farm itself, and the restaurant. The farm has a small collection of normal farm animals and is aimed at giving urban children the chance to interact with the creatures their rural cousins take for granted. The cafe / restaurant is one of the best in the area and well worth a visit in its own right.
  • One of my favourite place in london. Beautiful animals, nice staff and cafe serving delicious food on site.
  • LOVEly place with nice staff. The vibe is super cool.
  • good, wholesome rustic food... very affordable... friendly staff... perfect for a Sunday lunch...

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