Day out with the kids logo
Trusted by millions of families

Down at the Farm

Children's Farms, Petting Zoos, Parks and Playgrounds, Outdoor
Profile iconAll Ages
Location iconHoughton-le-Spring
Write a review
Families on tractor ride at Down at the Farm in Houghton Le Spring

Got 2 Minutes?

Leave a review for your chance to WIN £100 John Lewis voucher

Attraction Information

Down at the Farm aims to bring the countryside and education together, sprinkled with a little bit of fun.

This working farm was established back in the 18th century and has evolved over the years to a large cattle farm that also keeps sheep, donkeys and pigs as well as a few other non-native species such as reindeer, snowy owls, raccoons, meerkats and reptiles.

Visitors can get involved in washing the pigs, feeding the lambs or grooming the donkeys. There are lots of non-farm activities to enjoy too like a huge outdoor jumping pillow, racing car track, sandpit and a maze. For a small additional cost jump in a tractor or barrel train for a ride around the farm, ride your own quad bike or climb the tree house for a brilliant view! 

A natural farm space where children can enjoy the animals and fresh air!

  • Open between February and October
  • Christmas grotto and meet Santa from 19th December
  • Small conservation projects

Opening hours

February - March
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

April - September
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
School Holidays 10:00 - 17:00

21st July - 31st August
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

October & December
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
School Holidays 10:00 - 16:00



Stoneygate Lane,
Tyne and Wear,
DH5 8JG,

Phone number

0191 5841873


General Admission
Adults: £6.45
Kids (2+): £6.95
Family from £23.00


FAQ & Additional Information

attractions redesign