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 £5 per person)



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    Recent Reviews:

    • haemqueen
      Maidstone, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Goat-ally awesome!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 10th September 2023
      My friend and I visited on a whim today, and we were blown away! Really loved our visit. Clearly well loved and cared for animals and friendly welcoming staff. It was clearly explained how to feed... Read full review
    • Harriet L
      Great for the family.
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 7th October 2023
      We visited the sanctuary today 7.10.23 with my three children and were greeted and welcomed, we discovered a lovely tearoom with light snacks and hot/cold drinks all at a reasonable price. Members of... Read full review
    • Frederick L
      Goat sanctuary
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 8th October 2023
      Had a great time today visiting. Our second visit and well worth it again. Great to see the animals so happy and friendly and to have such a nice experience. Read full review

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    Opening Times

    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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