Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats

Type:Animal Collection

Wierton Road, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4JW

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Field of goats at Buttercup Goat Sanctuary

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Buttercups is a Kent-based sanctuary for goats, caring for between 130 and 150 goats resident in the sanctuary at any one time and with a similar number of goats fostered out to approved carers.

The goats in the care of Buttercups come to the sanctuary for a multitude of different reasons. Some have been found abandoned and are brought to the sanctuary by organisations such as the RSPCA and the Police. Others have been privately owned pets but, as they grow up they need an environment with more space and the company of other goats, goats being highly social animals. 

Whatever their history, the goats at Buttercups are assured of warm, dry and clean stabling, a healthy and varied diet, and plenty of safe space for grazing and exercise.

The  “Walking with Goats Experience “  where you spend an hour and a half walking a goat round the Sanctuary grounds can be booked, details are on the web site.

The online shop has a range of products from t-shirts to calendars.

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Entrance is by donation (Suggested £4 per person)



  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking (free)

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside



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Recent Reviews:

  • phil c
    Horsham, United Kingdom
    Amazing afternoon
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th October 2021
    Great place to visit for all ages. Interact with animals, oh and staff. Great work they're doing there and need all the help they can get. I could just sit and watch the goats for hours. Read full review
  • 751vics
    Pleasant outing
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th December 2021
    Relaxed and good for children. Spacious and good charity status. Animals kept in good condition and some mingling with visitors Read full review
  • Anne Marie B
    London, England, United Kingdom
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    One of my favourite places❤️ But I’m so fed up of the nasty woman ALWAYS putting a dampener on an otherwise wonderful day
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th December 2021
    So let me start by saying I absolutely love the goat sanctuary. We’ve been regularly and always donate generously- not that I should have to point that out. I adore goats and this place is a heaven... Read full review

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* April - October: open everyday 11:00 - 16:00
November - March: open Saturday and Sunday 11:00 - 15:00

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