Mudchute Farm

| October 18, 2013

The weather has been beautiful and sunny for a couple of days this week so Imogen and I took the opportunity to go to our local London City Farm. Mudchute Farm is a located on the Isle of Dogs and it has an incredible 32 acres of countryside.

Mudchute Farm feels so removed from London and yet you can see the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf. I love the freedom it gives families and children with the ability to run around in a farm setting as well as being able to see, touch and feed the farm animals.


Getting close to the donkey and horse who soon after this photo came up to say hello.


Canary Wharf skyscrapers just over the hill always give the farm such a surreal feeling.

canary wharf

Look what we’ve found! Perfect muddy puddles for jumping in.

london city farm

The goats are adorable, they’re so friendly and come up to the fence so you can stroke their soft noses. We took some lettuce for Imogen to feed them and she found it hilarious when their mouths opened and they took the lettuce from her hand!


A rooster says a very loud ‘cockadoodledoo’ to me for taking a photograph of him. To which Imogen said ‘Mummy, let’s go now’ and she began pulling me away down the path.


This is almost as good as the real thing…


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  1. I love the photo with Canary Wharf in the background, you’re right it does looks quite surreal. Looks like fun being able to explore the farm!

  2. Charlotte says:

    Looks like you had a lovely day! Love the boots photo! 🙂 x

    • Lydia says:

      Thanks Charlotte. Imogen tried to get me in the puddle too, I don’t think my boots would have been as waterproof as hers 🙂

      • Charlotte says:

        I have a photo of mine and my sisters ballet pumps in a puddle when we chose totally inappropriate footwear for a farm visit! Lovely to be able to access this place in London! Will have to look for it next time we visit. Thanks for linking up! x

  3. sarah says:

    amazing that it is so close to the city. looks like you had a lot of fun!

  4. It looks a great day out there. I suppose it must feel a bit surreal with the city so close by. Gorgeous photos.

  5. How great to escape to the country but so close to the city! Our goats are just as friendly and like our piglets very appreciative of the guests leftovers. What a fun day out for you both and puddle splashing too, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  6. Carolin says:

    Amy would absolutely love this. When we were visiting my grandparents in Germany, she was absolutely obsessed with my grandad’s chicken coop x

  7. A great adventure. Definitely surreal being so close to the city. We are not a big fan of loud animal noises either 🙂

  8. Great to know a place so close to London – and with the view of Canary wharf in the background.

  9. wendy says:

    It looks like a lovely place to visit, i must take my son xx