We are an educational working farm, dedicated to providing our guests with an insight into farm life that most farm visits simply don’t provide.
Our prices for admission are:
Gorse Hill City Farm is unfortunately losing council funding…
To ensure we are able to continue to provide this educational facility and experience, we will be implementing an admission charge payable at the Kiosk or in the Farmers Hut café .
All visitors will receive an admission wrist band.
We thank you for your continued support and for ensuring the future of the farm.
Please remember you can support us by donation , becoming a member or adopting an animal .
Our opening times are as follows:
April to October: 10.00 – 4.30pm
November to March: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Our farm provides a wide range of facilities for guests, meaning that there really is something for everyone to enjoy – no matter what your age, or why you have chosen to visit us.
Our entire farm is wheelchair accessible, so nobody needs to be left out, and everyone is able to enjoy every part of the day. There is parking available at the top of the road if you wish to visit by car.
How to find us:
We are based next door to the English Martyrs Catholic School on Anstey Lane, and there is some parking available at the top of the road.
Alternatively, you can get the number 74 bus from Charles Street, which will allow you to disembark right at the bottom of our drive, giving you easy and convenient access to the farm.
Everyone likes to take a gift home for their loved ones after a great day out, and our gift shop includes many things for you to choose from, there is plenty to look at.
Large animal paddocks
This is where our larger livestock such as our cows, sheep, goats, donkeys and ponies live. These paddocks are often popular with our younger audience who enjoy watching the animals living happily in a beautiful, natural environment.
Toilets & handwashing
Hygiene is important for both our guests and animals, so guests are encouraged to use these facilities regularly. There is disabled access for both the toilets and handwashing, so everyone is catered for.
This is where animals such as our rabbits & guinea pigs, budgies, fish and rats live. This is great for small children who want to try handling an animal – perhaps for the first time during one of our ‘Meet the small animals’ sessions – and is a place where lasting memories can be made.
Wildlife garden and pond
There is lots of wildlife to be seen here, and children will have plenty of fun trying to spot and identify all of the different breeds that can be seen. We also offer activities such as pond dipping and mini beast hunts as part of our education programme.
If you are here on a planned educational visit, then you can make the most of the education room. The education room is typical classroom sized and comfortably holds a class of children for activities when the weather is poor. This room can also be hired for meetings at a cost of £10 per hour.
We also have an Outside classroom which is ideal for the spring and summer months. This space is set back from the main farm path and is secluded. A brilliant area for learning outside the classroom!
It’s always good to let the little ones let off some steam while you relax, and there is no better place for this than our play area. You can also make the most of the picnic benches and bring your own food – just remember to get rid of all of your rubbish before you leave!
Phone: 0116 2537582
Registered Charity Number:1000575
Private Ltd Co: 2544208
April to October:
10.00 – 4.30pm
November to March:
10.00am – 4.00pm