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Your animal sightings shouldn’t be just limited to glimpse of foxes rummaging through the bins or your neighbour’s sour-looking cat. From Shoreditch to Surrey Quays, London actually has a surprising amount of city farms for you to visit – from lazing llamas in Canary Wharf to energetic goats in Kentish Town and rare breed sheep off the Holloway Road.
A lot of the farms run hands-on activities and workshops, so if you’re in the mood to muck in and get your hands dirty: you can. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to see how the farms are run, get up close and personal with cute creatures and learn how they’re kept happy and healthy.
Many of the farms host events as well – for example, the annual Oxford v Cambridge Goat Race – and if you can’t wait all year for the annual events then you can catch pig racing weekly at Hounslow Urban Farm.
So whether you’re after something to keep the kids occupied or you just want to coo over baby bunnies, here’s our roundup of the best city farms to visit.
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