Our Animals
On our farm, we have:
Large Animals:
  • Cows
  • Goats
  • Sheep
  • Pigs
  • Donkeys
  • Ponies
Small Animals:
  • Rabbits
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Budgies
  • Fish
  • Ducks
  • Chickens
  • Quails
Baby Animals (Throughout the year by announcement)
  • Lambs
  • Kids
  • Chicks
  • Piglets
  • Ducklings
Rare Breeds:
  • Shetland Cattle
  • Golden Guernsey Goats
  • Leicester Longwool Sheep
  • Manx Loughton Sheep
  • Middle White Pigs
  • Aylesbury Ducks

Although we are a city farm we are very lucky to have a fairly large plot of land. This means that unlike other city farms that have been restricted by their surroundings, Gorse Hill City Farm feels positively sprawling. This has allowed us to home a huge number of animals for you to meet. We have over 100 animals on site and most of them love to be fed!

In November 2011 we completed the process of becoming a ‘Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) approved City Farm’ – making us the only site in the East Midlands and 1 of only 3 in the Midlands. We are currently home to Leicester Longwool, Manx Loaghtan, Castlemilk Moorit and Herdwick sheep, Shetland cattle, Middle White pigs, Aylesbury ducks and Golden Guernsey goats. These animals are all rare or native breeds.

When you visit you will want to get as close to our animals as possible and the best way to do this is with the animal feed we provide. You can purchase feed for just 50p per bag. This way you guaranteed to have some quality one to one time with our beautiful animals. Another way to get close to our fluffy and feathered friends is to book a ‘Meet the Small Animal Session’. These are a great way to meet and learn about the smaller residents of the farm.

Gorse Hill City Farm
Anstey Lane

Registered Charity Number:1000575

Private Ltd Co: 02544208