Meet our Animals

Gorse Hill is home to lots of traditional farm animals including goats, sheep, chickens, and ponies. Keep an eye out for seasonal events including our lambing and kidding nursery when you may even see a live birth.

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

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Sheep

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Pigs

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Goats

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Donkeys

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Ponies

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Rabbits

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Guinea Pigs

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Budgies

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Fish

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Ducks

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Chickens

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Quails

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Lambs

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Chicks

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Piglets

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

Ducklings

Cows are extremely curious by nature and are, unless startled, normally gentle giants.

In November 2011 we completed the process of becoming a ‘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 Leicester Longwool, Manx Loaghtan, Castlemilk Moorit and Herdwick 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 50p per bag. This way you guaranteed to have some quality one to one time with our beautiful 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

Tel: 0116 253 7582

Email: info@gorsehillcityfarm.org.uk

Opening Times

We're open every day 10am - 4pm.

Excluding Christmas day, Boxing Day, New Years Day.

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