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Take a goat for a walk on the Southbank Centre’s roof garden

Posted at 1:15 pm, October 18, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London
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Unless you have a pet or you’re a pigeon whisperer, then you probably don’t often experience that inexplicable fuzzy feeling you get when you stroke a furry animal. However, you can find that feeling again at the Southbank Centre on October 19, where friendly furry goats will be grazing on the Queen Elizabeth Hall roof top garden, simply begging for a petting.

To mark the end of the wildflower season, goats have been brought in from Vauxhall City Farm to snack on the Wildflower Meadow to help the flowers grow stronger next year. From 12-6pm you’ll be able to walk and pet the goats for free. There will be hand-washing facilities so you can hygienically enjoy the tea and refreshments on offer in the garden, or you can get your hands dirtier with plant potting and wood working activities. If the joy of petting goats isn’t enough for you, there will also be a seed and plant giveaway. Ally Swadling

For more info visit southbankcentre.co.uk/goat-grazing

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