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Hackney City Farm, London

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#65 of 144 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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  • Went here on a Sunday, was very cute. Quite a few animals to look at, including some baby goats. It's free to enter, and you can buy fresh eggs(£1.20 for 6). The cafe serves good food.  more »
  • Where am I? My question exactly, as a few minutes in HCF and you forget you're on Hackney Road and about half a mile from Shoreditch. That's right, you're in urban, sprawling, congested inner London b...  more »
  • Was nice to walk through but it tiny and not many animals. Nice to see this is sticking around with all the building work taking place around, gives a bit of tranquility and nature to a very urban are...  more »
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  • A pleasant place to spend an hour or two and see some animals roam rather freely. All the animals seem looked after well and the staff seemed pretty good and berating people who annoyed the animals. I do wonder what happens to the animals when they get old tho or if they are used for meat. The place is worth a visit and if it’s your kind of thing you can get some fresh eggs super early in the morning which run out quickly!
  • Totally adorable! One of the best places in London to take small children. Animals to pet and a cafe for after.
  • Good place to visit with a toddler, they get very fascinated seeing all these farm yard animals. Though if you want to see more animals, visit London Zoo I guess. But farms are also fun and very educational too.
  • Great to have a local community spot like this for families and outdoors lovers. The café looked very nice, it has a veranda. It's worth a visit to check out the animals.
  • A beautiful green oasis in the middle of the city. Very nice cafe where food is served, fun to watch the animals and see the inner garden. Ideal for families.
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