Hackney City Farm in London

Hackney City Farm is in Hackney Road at the southern end of Haggerston Park, is a ten minute walk from Hoxton Overground station.

hackney city farm sign

It looked as though the goats were in love, as they only had eyes for each other.

hackney city farm goats

They seemed unperturbed by a chicken pecking around close to them.

hackney city farm goats and chicken

The pigs were enjoying an afternoon snooze in their hut.

hackney city farm sleeping pigs

There were a couple of donkeys grazing in the field.

hackney city farm donkey

I liked the donkey stable.

hackney city farm donkey stable

There’s a small garden with a vegetable patch.

hackney city farm garden

You can buy fresh eggs and organic vegetables, as well as gifts and souvenirs at the Hackney City Farm Shop.

hackney city farm shop

The shop extension opened in September 2013. It was constucted of recycled materials including scaffolding boards and sash windows.

hackney city farm modern bulding

The farm gets a lot of school visits. Some of the classes on the environment, nature and food take place in brightly painted caravans.

hackney city farm english classroom

There’s a ‘Woodland Trail’ close by in Haggerston Park, where I spotted several squirrels.

hackney city farm woodland trail sign

It’s free to enter Hackney City Farm, although donations are welcome. It’s open all year from 10am–4.30pm everyday except Mondays.