Back in 1985, the idea of a city farm was created by a group of 30 city residents who had taken on the management of the overgrown allotments that was once stood on site.
After consultation with the local authority, advice, and support from the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, the site was officially signed over to the newly formed Friends of Leicester City Farm on Boxing Day 1985.
On 12th October 1990, Gorse Hill City Farm became a registered charity dedicated to providing an educational and recreational facility for visitors.
To ensure we are able to continue to provide this educational facility and experience, we will be implementing an admission charge payable at the Kiosk or in the Farmers Hut café . All visitors will receive an admission wrist band or sticker. We thank you for your continued support and for ensuring the future of the farm. Please remember you can support us by donation, becoming a member or adopting an animal.
Our farm provides a wide range of facilities for visitors, meaning that there really is something for everyone to enjoy – no matter what your age, or why you have chosen to visit us.
Our entire farm is wheelchair accessible and there is a small car park available at the top if you wish to visit by car.
We are based next door to the English Martyrs Catholic School on Anstey Lane, and there is some parking available at the top of the road.
Alternatively, you can get the number 74 bus from Charles Street, which will allow you to disembark right at the bottom of our drive, giving you easy and convenient access to the farm.
Why not treat your little ones to a toy or souvenir to remember your great day out. We have a wide range of cuddly animals and exciting toys. Our gift shop is located in the Farmer’s Hut Café.