Budget London Day Trips - City Farm

Sunday, 13 July 2014

 Visiting London is an expensive game but you can still have a lot of fun on a tight budget. This is the second post in my Budget London series (part one here) showing that you can have fun in the city without damaging your bank balance!
Kentish Town Farm
Part 2: City Farm

A day with the little brother (Alex) had been booked in the diary for a while so we thought we’d use the opportunity to test out one of London’s city farms. Sammy and baby Roxy agreed to join us at Kentish Town farm, which was very exciting as it was 9 week old Roxy’s first farm trip!

# Old Mc Donald had a farm e, eye, e, eye, oh! And on that farm he had a few aggressive geese, a cow called Shirley and a pig called Margie # 

Altogether now....  # e, eye, e, eye oh #

Kentish Town Farm

Kentish Town Farm

Now if you’ve ever been to Kentish Town, you’d never think there was a farm tucked in among the railway and estates. Even from the entrance it’s hard to spot it, but once you walk through the door the smell is distinctly farm like!

Kentish Town Farm
We were welcomed by these guys waddling past.

Kentish Town Farm

Kentish Town Farm

There were a few horses in the stables but only one was friendly enough to be stroked. There wasn’t much opportunity for getting up close to the animals and a lot of signs warned us that we could be bitten by most of them, which would potentially terrify most children away from a repeat visit!
Kentish Town Farm
We fed Shirley some grass and we were all a bit shocked by her huge tongue! 

Kentish Town Farm

Margie couldn’t have cared less that we’d come to visit!

Kentish Town Farm

Alex doing his best horse impression!
Kentish Town Farm

Weekdays are quiet at the farm but the weekend seems to have much more happening for little ones. Check out their website for more information.

Kentish Town Farm

The farm wasn’t quite up to the standard that Alex is used to, as he spends most weekends visiting a huge farm back home in the countryside but we did get to see a wild fox which he was very impressed with. It even posed for a photo with Shirley. 

Kentish Town Farm

Baby Roxy thought it was the best farm she'd been to!

The farm is free and well worth a visit if you’ve got little ones who haven’t been up close to a pig or cow before. Just don’t get onto the conversation of what you get from each animal; we could have had an issue with the ham pizza at lunch!

After the farm we had a quick stop off at the park before heading along to Pizza East to meet Robert for lunch, but we’ll save that for any post.

Kentish Town Farm

Little London Girl x

1 comment:

  1. I love city farms, I'm lucky that I have Stepney City Farm around the corner from me and they tend to have more strokeable animals.

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