Farm Animal Experience
Looking for a unique present for an animal lover in central London? Look no further!
We offer three different animal experience sessions that give you the chance to get up close and meet our goat herd, flock of sheep, 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. This makes the perfect activity for an unusual date or a special treat for an animal lover!
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 30 minutes in the pens, while the pony session lasts for an hour and includes taking the pony out for a walk along the Thames path.
The sessions are aimed at adults over 18 years old. We can tailor the sessions for older children, but only for those aged 10 plus. This is so we can safely run the sessions and children can get the most out of it. Please note children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
By purchasing one of our animal experience sessions, you’ll get a hands on farm experience 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 Pony
Our ‘Meet the Pony’ experience gives your party of up to four adults 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 or setting up an agility course for her and leading her around!
Meet the Herd
We offer a ‘Meet the Herd’ goat experience! Your party of up to four adults will be welcomed to the Farm and given 30 minutes up close with Surrey Docks Farm’s eight friendly nanny goats. We have two different goat breeds, Anglo Nubian and Toggenburg here, plus if you visit from May onwards you’ll get to meet our playful goat kids as well!
Meet the Flock
Our ‘Meet the flock’ sheep experience gives your party of up to four adults the chance to go inside the sheep pen and get up close to Surrey Docks Farm’s friendly ewes. We have ten sheep of several different breeds including Oxford Downs, White-faced Woodland, Zwartbles and mixed breeds. If you visit from May onwards you’ll get to meet our playful lambs as well!
Terms and Conditions
We’re now offering set time slots which are chosen at the time of booking. Please see below for available slots, we’ll just add these a month in advance.
We’ve left time slots flexible, so you can choose to meet the goats or sheep. Please specify when booking in the ‘notes’ section which animals you’d like to meet.
On the day of your animal experience agreed timings need to be kept to, as we offer this experience alongside the daily animal care routines. We encourage you and your party (max 4 adults) to arrive in advance of your session to ensure you’re here on time, please visit our farm shop (by the steps near the goat yard) to let the team know you’re here. The Farm is open from 10am-4pm and is free to look around.
Please wear sensible covered footwear, you’ll be going in to the animal’s enclosures which are cleaned regularly but can be mucky underfoot.
If you booked a Gift Experience when we were selling open slots and you don’t have a set date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org giving your booking reference number to arrange a date. Please note sessions are only available on Saturdays from 1st March through to 31st October. We typically don’t book sessions from November-February due to poor weather conditions. Gift experiences are valid for one year following the purchase date.
Farm Animal Experience
£35.00 – £50.00