(April - Oct) 11:00 - 16:00 Thursday to Tuesday (CLOSED WEDNESDAY)

(Nov - Mar) 11:00 - 15:00 Friday to Monday (CLOSED TUES/WEDS/THURS)

Suggested donation of £5.00 per person.

The sanctuary is located within the Kentish countryside and will involve some country road driving!  We are located on Wierton Road near the top of the hill.  If approaching from the Maidstone side, the driveway will appear sharply on your right, approximately half a mile after Marlpit farm, passed the cross roads.  If approaching from Staplehurst, then the driveway will appear on your left once at the top of the hill, approximately 200 yards up from David Catts farm.

Yes, there is a large car park through double gates on the left as you approach down the driveway.

Yes, there is disabled parking available on the right hand side of the car park, next to the entrance.

You are free to use the car park for as long as you wish to stay at Buttercups.

The sanctuary has plenty of visitors down with a range of disabilities, including many who use wheelchairs.  It is worth noting that the first paddock contains a short but gentle slope that will need descending, as well as a few uneven surfaces.

There is currently hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks (crisps and cakes etc.) available for purchase in the tea room.

Yes, however we suggest leaving it in a car until required, and you must not eat it out amongst the goats!

Yes, either from the Tea Room or feeding area (day dependant) for £1 per bag.

Yes, including a disabled access toilet.

We ask that you kindly do not bring in any food of your own to feed our goats.

Yes, in the disabled access toilet there is also a fold out baby changing table.

The Cock Inn is a 5 minute drive away, along the main road, and The Bull Inn is approximately 10 minutes drive away in nearby Linton.

Yes, well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Yes, there are a range of B&B and hotels in the local area.

Goat Experiences

Goat Keeper

Well, here is the ideal surprise for the person who has everything - or why not come along just for the fun of it? An amazing experience…

Goat Encounter

Join the herd for an hour long session, where you will get the opportunity to brush, walk and spend some quality one-on-one time with one of our...

Husbandry Courses

Providing the ideal training for the beginner thinking of goat husbandry, the course will cover handling, housing, feeding, medication &…
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