Take the kids to … Vauxhall City Farm, London

This city farm has plenty of animal attractions worth ‘chicking’ out this Easter but it makes for a fun-filled visit year round – and it’s free, too

One of London’s oldest city farms, Vauxhall has just celebrated its 40th anniversary with a new cafe and education centre, built with an injection of cash from property company St James. It makes the most of just under two acres with rabbits, ducks, chickens, goats, sheep, alpacas, kunekune pigs, horses, ferrets and guinea pigs. There’s also an impressive turkey called Trevor (all blue face and dripping red snood), donkeys Bert and Ernie and a healthy population of newts and stag beetles. It’s perfect for an Easter day out, with new born lambs gambolling and just-hatched chicks and ducklings to coo over. There’ll be an Easter trail to follow, and craft workshops, too.

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