Meet our Animals

Gorse Hill City Farm is home to lots of traditional farm animals. 

Although we are a city farm we are very lucky to have a fairly large plot of land. This means that unlike other city farms that have been restricted by their surroundings, Gorse Hill City Farm feels positively sprawling. This has allowed us to home a huge number of animals for you to meet. We have over 100 animals on site and most of them love to be fed!

Cows

Our cows are usually found grazing in the bigger fields at the farm.

Sheep

We have a variety of rare breed and native sheep on the farm.

Pigs

Middle white pigs are a docile breed and ideal for us to have on the farm for you to visit. They are also a rare breed.

Goats

Our rare breed Golden Guernsey goats are very gentle and very popular with our visitors. We also have Pygmy goats.

Donkeys

You can find our donkeys Oatey and May often grazing and playing together in the fields.

Ponies

Zac and Zoe are miniature shetlands. Criggy is a standard Shetland. 

Rabbits

We have different breeds of domestic rabbits in the small animal area

Guinea Pigs

You can find our Guinea pigs in the small animal area.

Fish

We have cold water goldfish.

Ducks

We have rare breed Alyesbury ducks and our one Cayuga.

Chickens

Our variety of chickens consist of of Brahmas and Bantams.

Lambs

Our lambs are available for you to see usually from February onwards.

Chicks

Our chicks arrive during Spring when the weather is warmer.

Piglets

Our piglets arrive during the Autum.

Ducklings

Our ducklings arrive in the Spring when the weather is warmer.

We are ‘Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) approved City Farm’ – making us the only site in the East Midlands and 1 of only 3 in the Midlands. 

We are currently home to Manx Loaghtan, Castlemilk Moorit sheep, Shetland cattle, Middle White pigs, Aylesbury ducks and Golden Guernsey goats. These animals are all rare or native breeds.

When you visit you will want to get as close to our animals as possible and the best way to do this is with the animal feed we provide. You can purchase feed for just 75p per bag. This way you're guaranteed to get up close our animals. Another way to get close to our fluffy and feathered friends is to book a ‘Meet the Small Animal Session’. These are a great way to meet and learn about the smaller residents of the farm.

Finding Us

Gorse Hill City Farm
Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FJ

Get in touch

T: 0116 253 7582

E: enquiries@gorsehillcityfarm.org.uk 

Opening Times

We're open every day of the year!

April to October: 10am-4.30pm
November to March: 10am-4.00pm

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