Farm Animal Experience

Looking for a unique farm animal experience in central London? Look no further!

We offer four different animal experience sessions including our goat herd, flock of sheep, friendly donkeys or our cheeky pony. Our experienced Livestock staff will show you into the animal enclosures and let you interact with our friendly animals during your chosen session. The perfect activity for an unusual date or as a special birthday treat for an animal lover!

These sessions are aimed at adults, each booking enables a maximum of 4 people to visit their chosen animals. You won’t be sharing the pen with other guests, just your own party. The goat and sheep sessions include 40 minutes in the pens, while the donkey and pony sessions last for an hour and include taking the animals out for a walk. 

The sessions can be tailored for children, but we strongly recommend this activity for those aged 8 plus to get the most out of the sessions. Please note children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.

By purchasing one of our animal experience sessions, you’ll get to cuddle a goat or groom a donkey here in London whilst also supporting the running of our charity Farm and ensuring others in the community can continue to benefit from our projects.

 

Meet the Flock

Our ‘Meet the flock’ sheep experience gives your party of up to four people the chance to go inside the sheep pen and get up close to Surrey Docks Farm’s friendly ewes. We have two different sheep breeds, Oxford Downs and a White-faced Woodland sheep. If you visit late Spring or in the Summer you’ll get to meet our playful lambs as well!

Meet the Herd

We offer a ‘Meet the Herd’ goat experience! Your party of up to four people will be welcomed to the Farm and given 40 minutes up close with Surrey Docks Farm’s friendly nanny goats. We have two different goat breeds, Anglo Nubian and Toggenburg here, plus if you visit late Spring or in the Summer you’ll get to meet our playful goat kids as well!

Meet the Donkeys

Our ‘Meet the Donkeys’ experience gives your party of up to four people the chance to get up close to Surrey Docks Farm’s two donkeys Alice and Hermione. Led by one of our experienced Livestock staff you will spend an hour with the donkeys, giving them a good groom, learning all about them and then taking the girls out for a walk around the neighbouring area.

Meet the Pony

Our ‘Meet the Pony’ experience gives your party of up to four people the chance to get up close to Surrey Docks Farm’s Miniature Shetland Pony, Kiera. Led by one of our experienced Livestock staff you will spend an hour with Kiera, giving her a good groom, learning all about her and then taking her out for a walk around the neighbouring area.

To keep our admin time to a minimum we ask you to select the date you want to visit in advance from the list below when booking.

Timings need to be kept to, as we’ll be offering a range of sessions throughout the day alongside the daily animal care routines. We encourage you to arrive in advance of your session to ensure you’re here on time, if you are early, the Thames path section of the Farm is open every day from 9am-5pm and includes a pop-up cafe selling drinks and cakes.

Please wear sensible covered footwear, you’ll be going in to the animal’s enclosures which are cleaned regularly but can be mucky underfoot. 

 

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