Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats

Type:Animal Collection

Wierton Road, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4JW
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Tel01622 746420

Couple sitting on a bench with the goats making a fuss of them

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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)



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Recent Reviews:

  • B F
    Wye, United Kingdom
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    well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th August 2022
    Well worth a visit. Very child-friendly. Goats clearly loved and well cared for. Very hands-on experience for visitors. Helpful, cheerful staff. Had a lot of fun here Read full review
  • HSB82
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    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st August 2022
    Lovely morning visiting and feeding the goats! They are all very well looked after and love people (and carrots!) We love it here and the staff are so friendly. So nice to sit on a bench and watch... Read full review
  • CoJonesUK
    London, United Kingdom
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    Beautiful rescue centre
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th October 2022
    We bought a goat walk for our anniversary and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The guides are superb, full of insights on the background of the centre and the goats, as well as their fostering... Read full review

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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

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