Kentish Town City Farm is built in and around Gospel Oak Overground station. Or rather, the station has been built around the farm, which has been there since the early ’70s. Visitors will meet chickens, ducks, pigs, a cow and some absurdly cute and mischievous goat kids. Resident sow Margery – a Gloucestershire Old Spot, since you asked – has recently birthed some piglets. Rumours that one of them plans to embark upon a career as a sheep pig remain unconfirmed.
Along with all the vegetables, there’s a lovely selection of fruit trees – apples, pears, cherry and quince – plus a scary sounding nettle patch, which is there for the butterflies and not as a horrible trap.
There’s an excellent horse-riding programme which provides children, adults and Camden residents with learning difficulties access to the farm’s trio of neigh-sayers, Murphy, Jester and Champ. Children are at the heart of the farm, with a range of weekend workshops, after-school pottery and a dedicated team of local young volunteers.
Keep an eye out for the Open Farm Day in June and the Apple Day Community Festival in October. Miriam Bouteba
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That was a very sad afternoons visit. The animals are so unhappy. They are kept in small enclosures, sometimes alone, adjacent to a railway track in a Camden housing estate. I don't doubt the volunteers are honest, lovely people but this is no place to keep animals.
it's the most amazing place ever. We love it and the people working there are the most compassionate and kind you'll meet in a long while. Thanks!!
Im planning on visiting England next year and I was looking for family fun activites, thank you so much for having this website for people like me that are traveling to London.
me and my family love animals we grew up around animals.we are planning to come and visit you today.we came before and we loved it so we want to come again.i was so pleased.
This is a five star. It's got it all: urban, rural, farmyard, fun, educational, socially inclusive, relaxing and the kids just LOVE it. Adam's been going there since he was young and now volunteers and he begs to go there claiming it'seven better than the Wii. If you knew how hard he begs to go on the Wii, you'd know that's really saying something. Personally mucking out animals doesn't do it for me, but there is obviously some magic I am missing out of.