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Hackney City Farm, London

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Hackney City Farm is a city farm and independent alternative school in Haggerston in the London Borough of Hackney. It is situated at the junction of Hackney Road and Goldsmith's Row.


The farm was established in 1984 as a community and educational resource and to give borough residents, particularly young people, 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. Animals can be adopted at the farm, and free range eggs are for sale.


Hackney City Farm is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It runs educational projects, exhibitions, courses in crafts and farm trails, and operates a café, Frizzante, which won a Time Out award for best family restaurant in 2004. In 2008, the cycling shop Bike Yard East opened in the farm, selling cycle products and offering repairs.


In 2015 Hackney City Farm registered with Ofsted as an independent alternative school. The farm has places for up to 10 pupils aged 13 to 17.
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  • The afrm is walking distance from our home, so we decided to go and see some animals. The farm is small, but ok, I absolutely loved the free-roaming chickens!  more »
  • LOCATION. Nearest Overground station: Hoxton or Cambridge Health, with the farm right in the middle. If you’re walking from Cambridge Heath, step west along Hackney Road for around seven minutes...  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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