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:

  • 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
  • Nannyjune4
    Trip Type:
    Goat day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 22nd April 2021
    Had a fabulous day today at Buttercups, our 3yr old granddaughter absolutely loved it . She got the chance to help groom one of the goats with one of the helpers which she loved . Wheelchair access... Read full review
  • CatSMal
    Trip Type:
    A heaven for goat lovers
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 2nd May 2021
    My husband and I enjoyed a Goatkeeper's experience as a present. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Firstly, the staff were very friendly, welcoming and appreciative of us 'helping for the day. The two... 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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