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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Re-opening on 12th April (TBC), Thursday to Monday 11am - 4pm. 

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:

    • Fiona M
      London, United Kingdom
      Fun and immersive experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th July 2021
      I have visited Buttercups twice and it is lovely! Very immersive and the goats are super friendly - they love to be petted and it is a great way to help children be kind and confident to animals... Read full review
    • minky22
      Cheltenham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A wonderful day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 17th July 2021
      A fabulous day out and great experience hand feeding and walking the goats. I will definitely visit again Read full review
    • Klianne
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Won’t be going back
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th July 2021
      We used to love this place and spent a fair amount of time there, but we won’t be going back. I’m so disappointed with how downhill it’s gone. It used to be entry by donation, which is still states... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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

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