Winning the prestigious best Enterprise in the North East 2011 award from the Countryside Alliance, Down at the Farm help improve human-animal relations with hands-on petting at their charming countryside setting. Children of all ages can get to know the new-born lambs, Shetland ponies and not-so-furry reptiles. As a licensed zoo, the animal-loving environment can offer a home for non-native animals to graze and trot around in, including raccoons, giant tortoises, donkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs and Shetland ponies to name but a few.
Pairs or quartets can discover the abundant offerings of this farmyard haven an unlimited amount of times from 21 July to 2 September 2012. With trips on the tractor to meet the cows or a few bounces around on the giant inflatable slides, kids and adults alike will find endless opportunities for animal-themed entertainment throughout the summer.
Choose from the following options:
• £20 for four summer passes
Down at the Farm was rated a wild 4.5/5 by TripAdvisor users, and the farm also won a regional Enterprise award at the Countryside Alliance Awards 2011. Visitors were pleased with the selection of animals, the facilities and the friendly staff.
This place is outstanding, and my daughters absolutely loved every second of it! They really have put a lot of effort into the place, and the staff are fantastic! The educational talks and petting opportunities are great, and there is so much to do!
– neilpye54, TripAdvisor, Jun 2012
Brilliant facilities with lots to do and easy to get round, wide selection of animals to get to know, help feed etc, staff very friendly and helpful would recommend to everyone for a fun family day out.
– Cathryn D, TripAdvisor, Apr 2012