It’s surreal and perhaps not exactly admirable to be a lone adult pursuing the same animal-contact-highs as a group of schoolkids, sometimes low-key competing over who will pat the horse first. Vauxhall City Farm has (deep breath) pigs, cows, horses, donkeys, ducks, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, sheep and a room of mystery small animals. Star attractions are the three beguiling alpacas: Tom, Ben and Jerry.

Most joyful moment: Realising how truly soft an alpaca’s head is.

By Sophie Monks Kaufman, Tuesday 9th October 2018 for TimeOut.com

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