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:

  • E7279SAbobb
    Trip Type:
    Lovely day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 30th September 2021
    Lovely place in nature Amazing variety of goats All staff were knowledgable and friendly Would be going again soon Read full review
  • gonkie
    Maidstone, United Kingdom
    Great place to get close to goats
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 13th October 2021
    This is a charity run goat sanctuary. There are over 100 goats in the field and by the buildings, all different with their own personalities. To access the cafe area you have to walk through a field... Read full review
  • phil c
    Horsham, United Kingdom
    Amazing afternoon
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th October 2021
    Great place to visit for all ages. Interact with animals, oh and staff. Great work they're doing there and need all the help they can get. I could just sit and watch the goats for hours. 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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