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Hackney City Farm, London

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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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  • This is a small farm which is situated in original farm buildings in Hackney. It is a popular place for families & is used to educate city children about farm life as well as for leisure. There is a w...  more »
  • Took my daughter to Hackney city farm recently and I have to say I was somewhat disappointed in it. I have been to several of the city farms around the east end and we have all enjoyed our time at the...  more »
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  • What a great little spot. I finished a work away day here and it was lovely to see all the animals amongst the hustle and bustle of London. They are all so well looked after and cared for by mostly volunteers. It was fairly quiet after school time which I was surprised about. I wish more people would show their children these lovely farm animals.
  • Great city farm with free entry which just cant be beaten. Unless you arrive and they also have a free bubble show just because they wanted to!! Had a great visit seeing Chickens, goats and the favourite being the pigs. Nice cafe on site and clean toilets, can visit for short or long time with Hagerston park next door for big runaround to burn off any excess energy. Easy walk from Hagerston, or Cambridge Heath Overground.
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