Spitalfields City Farm

In 1912 my mother was born in a flat near Petticoat Lane Market in the East End of London. When I was little she used to take there and we would wander the busy streets seeing places she used to play.

Imagine how surprised she would have been to know that less than a mile away on the site of an old railway sidings there is now a small farm complete with sheep, goats and chickens as well as smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets.

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Suitable for all age groups

Where: Buxton Street London E1 5AR 
Admission: Free – closed Mondays
Website: www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org

The farm is an oasis of calm just a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Brick Lane and Spitalfields. We relaxed with a cup of tea and some cake from the kiosk while we watched ‘The Mayhems’ having fun by the tree house and exploring the insect house.

They were fascinated by the Yurt beside the vegetable gardens,

Spitalfields Farm 11As we wandered around seeing all the animals we also discovered a room filled with books. It was just the place for the little ones to relax and have some quiet time.

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Spitalfields City Farm have various events throughout the year and also have a Wild Club with nature themed activites for 4-12 year olds. Check their website for dates.

Getting There Buxton Street London E1 5AR
The Farm Entrance is next door to Thomas Buxton School
Google see map or get directions

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