Mudchute Park and Farm is one of the largest city farms in London, with 32 acres of countryside right on the Isle of Dogs.
There are goats, sheep, pigs, horses, cows, ducks, geese, dogs and even llamas.
Activities include animal handling, a nature trail, activities for the family, horse riding lessons and more. You can also join the ducks on their walk from the farmyard to the duckpond in the morning, and back to the farmyard in the afternoon.
Mudchute also acts as a resource for local schools and families, with a living classroom and an after-school club. There is a play area in Milwall Mark, adjacent to Mudchute Park.
Treat yourself to a homemade breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea at the Mudcute Kitchen, set in the courtyard and overlooking the horses. This is not your typical cafe. It is run by Frizzante, the same people behind Hackney City Farm’s wonderful farm kitchen. They use fresh, seasonal ingredients, including produce from their own allotments, and their chefs have trained at the River Cafe, Moro, Lidgate the butcher and the Rivington Bar and Grill.
You are also welcome to bring a picnic lunch – there are picnic tables in the courtyard.
Mudchute Farm is also a great spot for a children’s birthday party, and the farm can arrange special animal handling sessions as well as catering.