Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats

Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats
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Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Jon
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gentle sanctuary for goat and visitors alike
    A lovely relaxing place. Great to see the Goats just roaming free. Plenty of willing goats looking for a gentle fuss, plus the opportunity to feed some of them if you purchase a bag of goat feed for £1. Definitely worth the visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Jaisling24
    Greater London, United Kingdom45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit
    This sanctuary was amazing. We could see that the goats were well cared for, fed, watered and cleaned but also looked after. We enjoyed our walk around meeting the goats and it was lovely that our doggy (on leash) was welcome in as well. We got the opportunity to hand-feed the goats and ended the trip adopting one! Staff were polite and friendly. Definitely recommend
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Jan H
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Got to love a goat 🐐
    Spent a lovely couple of hours at this wonderful sanctuary. The staff were so friendly and helpful explaining about the goats and which ones we were able to feed . It was lovely that the goats had a quiet area to go to if they wanted to move away from the public and plenty of free space to roam. The whole set up is designed with the animals at the forefront of their minds. A lovely cafe with drinks and snacks at reasonable prices was also available. Please visit this sanctuary and ensure that you donate to their cause while there. Entry is free but they do rely on donations to keep the goats in the luxury they so deserve.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Teresa S
    Chatham, United Kingdom520 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grandad, Granddaughter and Goats
    Amazing little trip. Bit off the beaten track . But well, sign posted. Free car parking. We were met by a guy who loved his job, very welcoming and great knowledge of the goats. All goats are free roaming, red colllar don't approach. Purple collar dont feed. Yellow collar goats are for adoption. You can buy food in the tea room, but you need to stay outside the fences to feed the goats. Tea room and gift shop, on site with information about the goats,had washing station and toilets available. No entrance fee, but they ask for a £4 donation, this can be done online. Card payments taken. Goats experiences, adoption leaflets available. Highly recommended for a couple of hours or just sit on the benches provided and goat watch !!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • aspara gustation
    London, United Kingdom7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not kidding . It’s good value
    We are a family of five . The sanctuary is tucked away down a Kentish lane but it’s easy to find. Parking is free. A goat enthusiast / keeper explained the system with different coloured collars for the goats and what these meant. Donations of £4 per person is suggested. There are goats of every shape , colour and size. You can wander around with the goats although you have to watch where you tread. This is a farm and it is to be expected. On site is a small cafe to buy refreshments and you can buy food for the goats there. The facilities are quite basic and there is somewhere to wash hands / sanitiser which is advisable if you stroke the animals. I’m not a fan of goats but by the end of the visit I had made friends with a large gentle Anglo Nubian Goat and I now feel more confident in their proximity.. our grand children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Nicole B
    Maidstone, United Kingdom27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Goat-ally awesome!
    My friend and I visited on a whim today, and we were blown away! Really loved our visit. Clearly well loved and cared for animals and friendly welcoming staff. It was clearly explained how to feed the animals and which animals to avoid. We enjoyed a coffee in the sun before feeding the goats, then spending some time in the paddock just enjoying being around the animals. Loved meeting the friendly, cheeky, inquisitive residents! It’s a suggestion of £4 donation to enter but we gladly donated a little more, as it all goes back to the animals. Wonderful, quiet place to enjoy the sun and some refreshments. We will definitely be back.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Harriet L
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for the family.
    We visited the sanctuary today 7.10.23 with my three children and were greeted and welcomed, we discovered a lovely tearoom with light snacks and hot/cold drinks all at a reasonable price. Members of staff were very happy to help and answer any questions and made us feel welcome on our first visit, which resulted in us adopting a goat. We were also greeted by two volunteers at a goat feeding area who shared knowledge of the collar system as well as their names and were very friendly. We highly recommend this for a day out with a good cause and all the animals are happy and well looked after. We will visit again.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 October 2023
  • TK
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place
    This is such a lovely place Rescued goats that seem to be very happy and well looked after. Friendly staff. The cafe served a selection of drinks and snacks and there was vegan options available. We had a lovely time and we are looking forward to visiting again in the near future.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 March 2024
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maryL0809
Essex, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a lovely space for a day out. The goats roam free on the site and there are bags of food available to feed them.
They rescue neglected and cruelly treated goats.
Written 14 April 2024
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TK
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This is such a lovely place
Rescued goats that seem to be very happy and well looked after.
Friendly staff.
The cafe served a selection of drinks and snacks and there was vegan options available.
We had a lovely time and we are looking forward to visiting again in the near future.
Written 16 March 2024
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Frederick L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Had a great time today visiting. Our second visit and well worth it again. Great to see the animals so happy and friendly and to have such a nice experience.
Written 8 October 2023
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Harriet L
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We visited the sanctuary today 7.10.23 with my three children and were greeted and welcomed, we discovered a lovely tearoom with light snacks and hot/cold drinks all at a reasonable price. Members of staff were very happy to help and answer any questions and made us feel welcome on our first visit, which resulted in us adopting a goat. We were also greeted by two volunteers at a goat feeding area who shared knowledge of the collar system as well as their names and were very friendly. We highly recommend this for a day out with a good cause and all the animals are happy and well looked after. We will visit again.
Written 7 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nicole B
Maidstone, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
My friend and I visited on a whim today, and we were blown away! Really loved our visit. Clearly well loved and cared for animals and friendly welcoming staff. It was clearly explained how to feed the animals and which animals to avoid.

We enjoyed a coffee in the sun before feeding the goats, then spending some time in the paddock just enjoying being around the animals.

Loved meeting the friendly, cheeky, inquisitive residents!
It’s a suggestion of £4 donation to enter but we gladly donated a little more, as it all goes back to the animals.
Wonderful, quiet place to enjoy the sun and some refreshments.

We will definitely be back.
Written 10 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

aspara gustation
London, UK7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We are a family of five . The sanctuary is tucked away down a Kentish lane but it’s easy to find.
Parking is free.
A goat enthusiast / keeper explained the system with different coloured collars for the goats and what these meant. Donations of £4 per person is suggested.
There are goats of every shape , colour and size. You can wander around with the goats although you have to watch where you tread. This is a farm and it is to be expected. On site is a small cafe to buy refreshments and you can buy food for the goats there. The facilities are quite basic and there is somewhere to wash hands / sanitiser which is advisable if you stroke the animals.
I’m not a fan of goats but by the end of the visit I had made friends with a large gentle Anglo Nubian Goat and I now feel more confident in their proximity.. our grand children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Written 28 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Teresa S
Chatham, UK520 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing little trip. Bit off the beaten track . But well, sign posted. Free car parking. We were met by a guy who loved his job, very welcoming and great knowledge of the goats. All goats are free roaming, red colllar don't approach. Purple collar dont feed. Yellow collar goats are for adoption. You can buy food in the tea room, but you need to stay outside the fences to feed the goats. Tea room and gift shop, on site with information about the goats,had washing station and toilets available. No entrance fee, but they ask for a £4 donation, this can be done online. Card payments taken. Goats experiences, adoption leaflets available. Highly recommended for a couple of hours or just sit on the benches provided and goat watch !!
Written 18 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jan H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Spent a lovely couple of hours at this wonderful sanctuary. The staff were so friendly and helpful explaining about the goats and which ones we were able to feed .
It was lovely that the goats had a quiet area to go to if they wanted to move away from the public and plenty of free space to roam. The whole set up is designed with the animals at the forefront of their minds.
A lovely cafe with drinks and snacks at reasonable prices was also available.
Please visit this sanctuary and ensure that you donate to their cause while there. Entry is free but they do rely on donations to keep the goats in the luxury they so deserve.
Written 30 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jaisling24
Greater London, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This sanctuary was amazing. We could see that the goats were well cared for, fed, watered and cleaned but also looked after. We enjoyed our walk around meeting the goats and it was lovely that our doggy (on leash) was welcome in as well. We got the opportunity to hand-feed the goats and ended the trip adopting one! Staff were polite and friendly. Definitely recommend
Written 6 July 2023
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Zoe M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Just wanted to thank the team at Buttercups Sanctuary for having Ollie and I during our 'Goat Keeper for the morning' experience on Sat 1st July. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning and all the goats were so friendly!

We were greeted in the staff room by the friendliest of staff who made sure we had everything ready for our busy morning. Our first section of the experience was led by Ben who was extremely formative, sharing plenty of facts about the goats and the background of each one we fed! We had so much fun taking in all of our surroundings during the tour and it was fantastic to see the expressions of the residents eager for their breakfast! Thank you Ben for taking the time to answer all of our questions and explaining each element of the routine so thoroughly!

After a tea break we were met by Cameron who had fantastic stories of the residents while we groomed, assisted with medicals and prepared meals for the next day (assisted by the gorgeous tripod feline Shadow!). We then got to chance to choose a goat to walk however we were completely overwhelmed with choices so we had Cameron recommend handsome Ceasar (which I walked) and Voss (Which Ollie walked). We couldn't stop smiling as they joyfully sped around the field, rearing to eat the tree branches and finding left over snacks on the track.

Some of our favourite goats included: Dougal, Hector, Albus, Winston, Maggie, Elvis, Bill, Pooky, Millie.. and the list goes on! There were so many lovely goats who captured our hearts.

Thank you all again for having us, it's one of the best Christmas presents we have ever received!
Written 6 July 2023
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