These 32 acres on the Isle of Dogs make up one of London’s biggest farms. Mudchute Farm's main attraction is the Equestrian Centre, a riding school with an all-weather arena and show jumps. Good news is the ever-popular café recently reopened and is still serving brilliant breakfasts.
The farm itself is surprisingly compact with some animals just wandering about in the fields, plus a petting zoo and duck pond. Some of the best residents include a Manx Loaghtan named Juliet (it’s a type of sheep, duh) and a turkey who enjoys hearing ‘Old MacDonald Had a Farm’. The alpacas, Clause and Columbus, have better manners than their long-faced llama cousins, who have a tendency to spit. Charming.
Farm events include crafting and exercise boot camps (for humans) and agility classes (for dogs). There’s also a greenhouse full of seasonal veggies grown by local children at after-school clubs. If you can grab tickets, head to the super-popular summer party, which last year involved welly throwing, sheep racing, scarecrow dressing and a hog roast. Miriam Bouteba
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Dry stone walling is the magical placement of different sized stones to bear the weight of a flock of sheep – no glue or cement involved. Learn this ancient art with master waller John Holt at a series of hands-on fortnightly sessions. You too can build...Classes and workshops Saturday June 2 2018 - Saturday December 1 2018
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Great place for kids and families. Close to the overground station and supermarket parking space. Beautiful views with Canary Wharf buildings in the background contrasted with country side like space and animals. Good fun!
my granddaughters and I have spent MANY happy hours here . they love the fact that they can feed the animals with the made - up bags of food for sale in the little shop . the cafe is lovely .fresh , good quality food and ample space to enjoy it ! i LOVE THIS PLACE ! :)
The farm is great, but one should know that waiting lists for horse-riding lessons are extremely long and not worth the wait. :(