London is home to many urban farms where family's can enjoy the joys of the countryside without having to hit the highway out of town. 

Crystal Palace Farm Park                 

Ledrington Road, Crystal Palace, SE19 2BS

Telephone: 020 8659 2557

Admission: Free                    

Train: Crystal Palace   

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The farm reopened to the public in April 2008 and now provides facilities for members of the local community who are interested in developing their skills and knowledge in animal care and welfare.

It contains Kune Kune pigs, chinchillas, goats, parakeets, rabbits, snakes, small lizards, amphibians, alpacas, degus, shetland ponies.

Deen City School & Riding School      

39 Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, SW19 2RR

Telephone: 020 8543 5300 

Admission: Free                 

Underground: Colliers Wood  

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Open 10am to 4.30pm but closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays).  Located on 5 acres of National Trust land.

Spitalfields City Farm             

Buxton Street, E1 5AR

Telephone: 020 7247 8762

Admission: Free                    

Train: Shoreditch    Underground: Whitechapel   

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Established in 1978 by volunteers, this farm is set right in the heart of the City.  Open Tuesday to Sunday each week.

Kentish Town City Farm     

1 Cressfield Close, off Grafton Road, NW5 4BN

Telephone: 020 7916 5421

Admission: Free

Train: Kentish Town or Gospel Oak  Underground: Tufnell Park   

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Kentish City Farm has been established for over 40 years and holds a wide number of events throughout the year, check-in to their web site for details.  The farm offers pony rides on most weekends, a small cost is involved.

Vauxhall City Farm     

165 Tyers Street SE11 5HS

Telephone: 020 7582 4204

Admission: Free

Underground/Train: Vauxhall   

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The farm is open 10:30 to 16:00 Wednesday to Sunday. 

Surrey Docks Farm     

Rotherhithe Street SE16 5ET

Telephone: 020 7231 1010

Admission: Free

Underground: Canada Water  Overground: Surrey Quays and Rotherhithe   

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The farm is open 7 days a week,  10am – 5pm (summer time) and 10am – 4pm (winter). Entry to the public is free, although they do ask for a £3 per person donation.

Mudchute Park & Farm           

Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, E14 3HP

Telephone: 020 7515 5901

Admission: Free                

Docklands Light Railway: Mudchute     

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One of the largest city farms in London.  32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs to share with friendly fur and feathered creatures.

Wellgate Community Farm           

Collier Row Road, Collier Row, Romford, RM5 2BH

Telephone: 01708 747850

Admission: Free                

Train: Chadwell Heath   

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The farm was started in 1982 on the initiative of the local community and contains Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ducks, Chickens, Geese, Turkeys, Sheep, Goats, Cows, Pigs, Ponies, Cats and Bees

Newham City Farm            

King George Avenue, E16 3HR

Telephone: 0300 124 0123

Admission: Free                

Underground: East Ham or Plaistow      Train: North Woolwich      

Docklands Light Railway: Royal Albert or Prince Regent

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Newham City Farm is one of London's largest and longest established city farms. The farm opened in 1977 and is home to a large collection of farmyard favourites such as cows, horses and sheep - alongside some less familiar animals such as alpacas, birds of prey and turkeys.

There are also many smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets.

Stepney City Farm          

Stepney Road, E1 3DG

Telephone: 020 7790 8204

Admission: Free                

Underground: Stepney Green      Train: Whitechapel     

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Stepney City Farm in London’s East End is a working farm, Rural Arts Centre and community meeting place. It give's children and adults a chance to meet farm animals, learn how to grow food and try out arts and crafts

Brooks Farm Outdoor Learning Centre    

Skeltons Lane Park, Leyton, E10 5BS

Telephone: 020 8509 4636

Admission: Free                

Train: Leyton Midland Road

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Along with a range of animals, including sheep, donkeys, ponies, goats, rabbits and hens, also on offer are a range of farm based learning activities for the wider community.

Brooks Farm is FREE to enter for those visitors who simply want to walk around and enjoy the experience of visiting a farm. There are signs with useful facts and figures about the animals.

Freightliners Farm           

Sheringham Road, N7 8PF

Telephone: 020 7609 0467

Admission: Free                

Tube: Highbury & Islington      Train: Highbury & Islington

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Freightliners is a small farm in an urban setting providing the opportunity for local individuals and groups to learn from and interact with the environment and each other through animal care, horticulture and sustainable practices. 

Its purpose is to provide an educational and recreational recourse for the community, promoting social welfare and quality of life through a collaborative and inclusive community project.

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