Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Maidstone is set in ancient parkland and provides the animals with open fields in which to roam and warm, dry undercover accommodation at night. Started in 1989 when Bob and Valerie Hitch took in two unwanted goats, then months later another and so it started. It registered as a charity in 2003. Visitors can be goat keepers, train in goat husbandry, or visit during open days and see them in their new home.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to Sunday
Entrance by donation: Suggested amount £3
Walking with Goats
Additional person £15
Goat Husbandry Workshop
Additional person: £25
Additional person: £25.
There are a number of floor surfaces throughout the Sanctuary, including a grass field, concrete and linoleum flooring. The floor does get a little uneven in places in the parkland and in the stable yard, but the site is relatively level with no steps throughout.
Maidstone West - 4.6 miles
Booking is essential for experiences. Can be closed due to bad weather.
Cafe • Toilet • Disabled Toilet • Baby Changing Facilities • Free Parking
Picture Credit: © Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats.