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Mudchute London City Farm

mudchute city farm

Mudchute London City Farm ⇒.  “Set in 32 acres of countryside in the heart of East London, the Mudchute is a community charity, with a working farm, stables, a children’s nursery and a wide range of education activities. We are open every day, free of charge”.  There are also miniature ponies, goats, lamas, alpacas, donkeys, ducks, geese, sheep, a pets corner, a small aviary, a nature trail, a shop/café and a restored WWII ack-ack gun.

The area originally acquired its name from being a dumping ground for the mud/silt being dredged from the Millwall Docks during the 1800’s.  History ⇒.

I started from the Pier Street entrance/exit and only had enough time to photograph some of it.

The farm is very child friendly.  Whilst there I saw some little ones, with spades taller than themselves, cheerfully moving earth from one place to another.

mudchute city farm

mudchute city farm ducks and geeese

The top of the fence is open but it keeps out the foxes and the farm’s cat who, of course, thinks he owns the place.

mudchute city farm

The farm is just a little south of the greatly regenerated London Docklands.

mudchute city farm goats

“Well hello, good evening and welcome”

mudchute city farm woodland sheep

Some breeds of ewes have horns.  I think that these are a mix of Jacob sheep and White Face Woodland sheep.

At first they were very interested in visitors, but it didn’t last long.  Loss of interest was quickly followed by a lot of very loud baaing.  I finally realised that nibbles, bought from the shop, were expected .

mudchute city farm ewe

“Nibbles ?”

mudchute city farm white faced sheep

“Baaaa.  This one ain’t got no nibbles,  Baaa”.   “Baaa, you tell ‘im Agnes”.  “Yeaaah baaa, can’t come around ‘ere with no nibbles, the cheek of it, baaa”.

mudchute city farm sheep

“I’ve had my nibbles and I’ve got a rhythm stick”

mudchute city farm ack ack gun

Fearing the firing squad, I departed.

mudchute city farm llamas or alpacas

These are either llamas or alpacas. I’ll avoid the obvious joke of not wanting to stick my neck out on that.

mudchute city farm horses

“Just having lunch at the moment”.

mudchute city farm horses

“Oh yummy the gourmet table”.

mudchute city farm horses

“Carrot, what carrot !”.

mudchute city farm horses

From the other side of the farm looking south.  There is an exit/entrance near here to Mudchute Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station.

I hope enjoyed your visit.

In East London there is also Hackney City Farm ⇒ and Spitalfields City Farm ⇒.

13 responses

  1. I want to visit! Love your horse photographs~


    March 26, 2017 at 17:41

  2. Oh this is wonderful. Children need to get out more and become free ranging! LOL

    Liked by 1 person

    March 27, 2017 at 02:33

    • It is true. Such is a great place for children. An opportunity to react with the real world rather than the virtual one. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      March 27, 2017 at 13:15

  3. I did enjoy my visit. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    March 27, 2017 at 19:23

  4. Great photos, Graham, and I also enjoyed the witty lines of text, including “carrot, what carrot!” 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    April 2, 2017 at 22:03

  5. Hard to believe you’re in London! Great shots – I love that sweet horse.


    April 5, 2017 at 04:53

    • I’d known it was there for some time but still pleasantly surprised when I went to take a look.

      Definitely a horse of character. 😀


      April 5, 2017 at 14:57

  6. My thought process while scrolling through your photos: Oh, isn’t that nice, a paddock in the city, and there’s sheep, oh look, look at all the great curled horns, these sheep are grea….whoa..these ship are armed, seriously armed.



    July 29, 2017 at 04:03

  7. Ahh the perennial question, full of if ands and butts. I think they are for attaching telephones and occasionally drying a handkerchief.

    Not many female sheep have handlebars. Perhaps it’s so that they are not outdone by bicycles. I’ll give the matter some more thought.

    Thanks for the visit. 🙂


    July 29, 2017 at 07:14

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