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.


Guide Prices

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:

  • 820dianai
    Meopham, United Kingdom
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    Wonderful for animal lovers
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 30th September 2020
    There are around 150 rescued goats living happily in beautiful countryside. You can wander around the massive field enclosure and and get close to the goats who are very friendly. There is a small... Read full review
  • helensY3638DK
    Trip Type:
    Lovely place to visit and stroke goats
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 28th October 2020
    What a delightful place to visit. You can walk in the field and make friends with lots of goats. You can buy a small bag of food to feed them . Friendly staff and no time limits. Take wellies as it... Read full review
  • Fomzine
    Woking, United Kingdom
    Goats So Simple
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th November 2020
    We had a quick visit as we got there about 45 minutes before they closed. Sadly the cafe and shop had already closed for the day. A shame and somewaht short sighted as we would have made use of both... 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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