Opening times vary through out the year, typically 10am or 11am until 4pm-5:30pm. See official website for details.
Closed Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Days.
Children under 2
At 29 acres, Hounslow Urban Farm is one of London's largest community farms and is an important educational and leisure facility for all the family; many visitors are residents of urban areas who otherwise have little or no contact with a farming environment or livestock.
The Farm has a wide variety of farm and other animals, including Exmoor Ponies, Cattle, Sheep, Pigs (5 types), Alpacas, Rheas, Goats, Rabbits, Chipmunks, Geese, Ducks and Chickens. Some of these are from rare breeds that are in danger of extinction due to lack of suitability for modern, intensive farming methods, and are therefore bred on the Farm to help ensure their survival.
In February 2012 the Farm came under new management and has merged with The Tropical Zoo, which has now closed at its Syon Park, Brentford site. A new zoo will be built alongside the Farm over the coming months and in the meantime the team will concentrate on developing the Farm. The zoo is due to open summer 2013.
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Cafe, open at weekends and during school holidays
Children's entertainer (Bank Holiday Mondays, also every Tuesday during school holidays)
A Farm facts and fun guide is available to purchase at the farm to help children learn about the animals.
Access to the cafe and toilets for the disabled.
Firm footpaths around the farm.
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
Pig Racing, Animal Handling and other activities are run every weekend, and daily throughout the school holidays.
How To Get There:
From the M4:
Leave the M4 at junction 3, and turn south onto the A312 towards Feltham. Continue on the A312 across the A4 and A30 onto the Causeway. Continue on the A312 across the reservoir and around the left-hand bend where it becomes Faggs Road (which joins from the right). Take the next side turning to the right, and the entrance to the Farm will be on your left, a little way down the driveway to the cemetery.
From the M3:
Follow the M3 (London-bound) to its end at Sunbury-on-Thames. Continue forwards onto the A316 towards London. Continue to the second exit, and turn left onto the A314 Hounslow Road. Continue to next major junction, and turn left onto the A312 Uxbridge Road. Continue on the A312, onto Harlington Road, across the A244, and across the A315 Staines Road into Faggs Road (still the A312). Continue across the small river, and past the Tesco store and Fire Station (both on your left). Take the next turning to the left, and the entrance to the Farm will be on your left, a little way down the driveway to the cemetery.
Follow the A30 London Road towards London to its junction with the A315. The A30 forks left here at a roundabout; continue forwards onto the A315 Staines Road, and on to the cross-roads with the A312 (about 2 miles). Turn left here onto the A312 Faggs Road, then on across the small river and past the Tesco store and Fire Station (both on your left). Take the next turning to the left, and the entrance to the Farm will be on your left, a little way down the driveway to the cemetery.
Follow the A316 south-west towards the M3, past Twickenham to the junction with the A312 and A305 at Apex Corner. Leave the A316 here, and turn right at the roundabout onto the A312 Hampton Road, towards Feltham. Continue following the A312 towards Hatton Cross, onto Uxbridge Road and on to the Fam as described above (from M3).
By Public Transport
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Hatton Cross (Piccadilly Line), 10 minutes (about 0.7 mile) walk. Cross the A30 Great South West Road (at the traffic light controlled junction?), then follow the right-hand side of Faggs Road across several side turnings. Once Fagss Road has become the A312, take the next turning right, and the entrance to the Farm will be on your left, just along the driveway to the cemetery.
Feltham Station, 15 minutes (about 1.3 mile) walk. Exit the station on the northern (London-bound) side, and turn right along the left-hand side of New Road. Continue to the end, and then left along Hounslow Road (A244) to the junction with Harlington Road (A312). Turn left again and continue along Harlington Road to its junction with the A315 Staines Road. Cross Staines Road into Faggs Road and continue (still on the left-hand side) across the river, and past the Tesco store and Fire Station. Take the next turning to the left, and the entrance to the Farm will be on your left, a little way down the driveway to the cemetery.
Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014