Here's Why You Should Visit Hackney City Farm

Chiara Dalla Rosa / © Culture Trip
Chiara Dalla Rosa / © Culture Trip
Photo of Ruaidhrí Carroll
London Travel Writer22 October 2017

Residing in the southern reaches of East London‘s Haggerston Park, Hackney City Farm offers city dwellers the chance to catch a glimpse of farmyard life. Follow the path of this photo guide to enlighten the kids, discover some amateur artisanal craftsmanship and enjoy a great day out in the East End.

Enter the city farm along a picturesque path covered by a leafy canopy that practically guarantees the kids’ excitement.

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Ideal for romantic dates, the cobbled streets give the city farm a quaint feel.

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Let the kids get up close and personal with the geese – but mind their fingers around those beaks!

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Moving past the geese, it’s on to the chickens. Fact time: The domestic chicken is the most common bird in the world, with nearly seven of them for every single one of us.

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With our facts and all of these birds strutting about the place, the kids will be avian experts in no time.

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Be sure to check out the droopy ivy dangling down over the chicken coop. There’s something enchanting about it.

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Decorative plantlife enhances the beauty of the city farm and contributes a unique floral twist.

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Encouraging creativity, Hackney City Farm regularly holds pottery classes that guests are welcome to attend.

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Although potters are welcome to collect their artisanal creations, plenty of them have been left behind, enhancing the arty aura of the place.

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A day on the farm can make for hungry work – but don’t fret, Frizzante has it covered.

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Grab a bite to eat and recharge with a coffee before heading off to explore more of East London.

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An assortment of exquisite gems in an otherwise bland room imparts the cafe with a distinct hipster vibe.

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