Gorse Hill City Farm Parking
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Gorse Hill City Farm, is a non-profit organisation which resides 3 miles from the centre of the city of Leicester in the East Midlands region of England. It was formed by a group of 30 residents of the city in 1985, who had procured supervision of unkempt allotments that used to be situated on the site where the farm now stands. On Boxing day of 1985 the site was formally signed over to Friends of Leicester City Farm and five years later became a fully fledged charity which was devoted in offering learning and entertaining facilities of visitors of all kinds.
Gorse Hill City Farm is open 365 days a year from 10.00am to 4.30pm from April to October and 10.00am to 4.00pm November to March. There are over 100 animals, such as lambs, chicks, pigs and ponies to see across nine paddocks, including a goat house and indoor housing for smaller animals, as well as a aviary. You can feed them and even get up close and personal in special meet and greets. It is a ‘Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST) approved city farm’, the only one in the East Midlands and one of three across the whole of the Midlands.
Besides animals, there is a children’s play around for imaginations to run wild and you can chill out in the picnic area watching them. There is also an onsite Farmers Hut Café offering a broad range of delicious foods from full English breakfasts to burgers for lunch and vegan and vegetarian options, as well as a children’s menu.
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Parking at Gorse Hill City Farm
There is a small onsite car park situated at the top of the farm with space to park cars. There are disabled spaces available and the whole of Gorse Hill City farm is wheelchair accessible. Please note that the car park can get busy quickly and spaces are attainable on a first come first serve type basis.
Parking is free of charge for visitors to the farm.
The next closest car park is St Margaret’s Pastures (LE1 3EA). A 25 minute walk or a 13 minute bus journey which stops less than a three minute walk from Gorse Hill City Farm.
It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Monday to Saturday:
- Up to 2 hours - £1
- Up to 3 hours - £2
- Up to 12 hours - £4
- Night owl (5.00pm to 6.00am) - £1
Sunday and bank holidays:
- Up to 3 hours - £1
- Up to 6 hours - £3
Leicester City Council has more information on car parks in the Leicester area.
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Leicester train station is the closest station to Gorse Hill City Farm, it is a 10 minute drive or a 30 minute bus ride (1 change).
East Midlands railway runs the station and it offers connections across the UK to the likes of London St Pancras, Stansted airport, Birmingham New Street and Nottingham.
The East Midlands Railway page has all the details on train timetables, journey planners and prices.
Those buses that stop within distance from Gorse Hill City Farm are:
74 and 832 at English Martyrs School - a three minute walk
154 at Avebury Avenue - a six minute walk
UHL, 26, 27, 29 and 29A at Mary Road - a 13 minute walk
Gorse Hill City Farm resides on Anstey Lane off of the A563. The closest motorway is the M1.
From the North and London use the M1
From the Midlands use the M6 via M1
From the West, South West and South use varying A roads and motorways: M4, M5 or M40 via A46.
Sat nav postcode: LE4 0FJ
More in depth directions can be found by using a sat nav device or Google maps.
Buses stop a three, six or 13 minutes’ walk from Gorse Hill City Farm.
St Margarets Pastures car park is a 25 minute walk from Gorse Hill City Farm.
East Midlands airport lies closest to the Leicester area and Gorse Hill City Farm. It is a 25 minute drive or a one hour 40 minute bus with (one change) away.
It has connections throughout the UK and to some major European cities.
Disabled Parking at Gorse Hill City Farm
Blue badge holders can park in the onsite car park located at the top of Gorse Hill City Farm free of charge.
They can also park in any on-street bays for free of charge with no time constraint, unless a time limit is shown, or on single or double yellow lines as long as there are no loading restrictions, for up to 3 hours for free. These can be found around the area of Gorse Hill City Farm.
Blue badges should be displayed at all times and time clocks where there is a time limit.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Gorse Hill City Farm, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Edinburgh. The closest ones to Gorse Hill City Farm are:
- Asda Abbey Lane
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
There is no overnight parking at Gorse Hill City Farm and free parking is allowed in the car park the same hours the farm is open from 10.00am to 4.00/4.30pm depending on the time of year. It is open 365 days a year.
At St Margaret’s Pasture car park, charges apply at all times, Monday to Sunday including bank holidays. Saturday charges are the same as in the week. Sundays and bank holidays charge £3.00 for up to six hours.
Overnight parking is called a night owl charge from 5.00pm to 6.00am and is £1.00.
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What is there to do at Gorse Hill City Farm?
Feed and pet one or all of the 100 animals that live there, picnic or grab a burger from the Farmers Hut café, whilst your children play in the play area.
Is there onsite parking at Gorse Hill City Farm?
Yes, there is a small car park at the top of the farm which offers standard and disabled parking free of charge.
Is there a train station near Gorse Hill City Farm?
Yes, Leicester train station is a 10 minute drive or a half an hour bus ride (1 change) away from Gorse Hill City Farm.
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