Gorse Hill City Farm - Leicester

Gorse Hill City Farm - Leicester
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Looking for: Animals & Farms, Outdoor Play Areas
Address: Anstey Lane
Leicester
Leicestershire
Postcode: LE4 0FJ
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: +44 (0)1162 537 582
Website: Click Here

Attraction Information:

Gorse Hill City Farm (registered charity no.1000575) covers 14 acres on the outskirts of Leicester City Centre. It is open every day of the year and receives over 40 000 visitors a year. The farm is home to a wide variety of animals including rare-breed pigs, cattle, sheep, guinea pigs and rabbits as well as a team of 5 human staff, 4 of whom are full time.

The farm has been open for over 2 decades and is constantly developing and evolving. In 2006 we received a Heritage Lottery Grant which enabled us to develop a new open-fronted building which provides winter shelter and outdoor classroom facilities. Recently completed projects include additional signage and an audio trail for visitors to the farm as well as some changes to the fields to allow us to increase the animal headcount.

Gorse Hill City Farm Is celebrating its Silver Jubilee! We’re open every single day of the year, from 10am!! Entrance to the farm is by donation (we suggest £2 for adults and £1 for children). Put your donation in the yellow milk churn on the farm gate!! This really helps toward the £150,000 we have to raise a year to keep the farm open and running.

Come and meet the animals, relax in the gardens, stroll around the nature trail, let off steam in the children's play areas or simply stop by for a cuppa in the café. We'd love to see you!

Gorse Hill practices small-scale humane farming and organic horticulture, and has four main principles:

  • community involvement
  • organic principles
  • humane treatment of animals
  • co-operative working

We are open every day of the year!
 
April to October
 
10.00am to 4.30pm

November to March
 
10.00am to 4.00pm
 
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Adults £2.00
Children £1.00

Please put your admission in the yellow milk churn at the farm gate.
 
This really helps towards the £150,000 we have to raise each year to keep the farm open and running.

If you would like to get more involved, we have farm membership and animal adoption schemes - which help us raise the £50,000 we need each year.

We also offer educational, volunteer and work placement opportunities for children and adults. Please get in touch if you would like more details.