We went to Hackney City Farm after a morning trip to the Geffrye Museum, which is 10 minute or so scoot away along the Hackney Road.
We’d been warned the farm was small and it is. But we loved it.
There’s a beautifully ramshackle yard with huge numbers of hens and ducks running around at top speed. Plus donkeys, goats and sheep in the paddock.
And 2 of the most enormous and snoozy pigs who slept undisturbed through the noise and antics of the hens by their sty.
A gate on the other side of the yard leads into a garden stuffed full of vegetables and herbs of all sort. We were a bit concerned the pumpkins were a lot further on than ours.
We “friended” a scarecrow in a blue hoodie and wondered how to create a scareslug.
Despite it’s size, we easily whiled away an hour at Hackney City Farm before scooting back to Hoxton station. The farm is free but there’s a donation box on the gate.
It was a lovely short day out combined with the Geffrye Museum and we only wish we’d gone on a Sunday to explore the nearby Columbia Road Flower Market at the same time.
We took the Overground Hoxton station and then scooted down Cremer Street and Hackney Road. It took 10-15 minutes.You can get to Hoxton directly on the Clapham Junction/West Croydon – Highbury & Islington branch.
Alternatively you could get the overground to Cambridge Heath station which is about 10 minutes scoot from Hackney City Farm.
Do hope you have lots of fun at Hackney City Farm.
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