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Broom House Farm and Forest Adventure

3 star Rating 3/5 (4 reviews)

Durham, County Durham, England

Attraction Information

  • Children's Farms icon Children's Farms
  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Outdoor

Perched at 750 ft. with fantastic, albeit windy, views over the countryside Broom House Farm and Forest is the perfect destination for some farmyard fun.

The livestock farm rolls down the valley to the River Browney and is home to a herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle. Awaiting your family of thrill seekers is the forest adventure. With puzzling quiz trails, belly-flipping zip wires, and teeny-tiny tunnels the kids will love navigating their way around this forest. With acres and acres of green grass, the playfield is the perfect place for a game of Tag or ball. Dig down dip in the golden sandpit and feel the real ambience of the farm with the giant bales scattered around.

Stop by the farm shop for fresh produce sourced from the farm and the local area. Afternoon cravings are catered for in the coffee shop, where delicious cakes and light meals are served along with your favourite beverages. Picnics are also encouraged, and the grassy picnic area is the perfect setting to enjoy your favourite treats.

  • Farm Shop
  • Forest Adventure
  • Coffee shop


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Broom House Farm, Near Witton Gilbert, Durham, County Durham, DH7 6TR, England


Click here to visit Broom House Farm and Forest's website
01913 718382

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Forest Adventure
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Summer Half Term 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
All Ages (2+): £5.00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £18.00

More Information

Eating information

Farm Shop
Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 17:00, Sunday 10:00 - 16:30

Coffee Shop
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome


Brilliant beautiful friendly place!!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Catherinew91 . 23.10.18

We are regular customers at broom house cafe for breakfast on Sunday’s and it’s the best breakfast I’ve ever had!!! The bacon butter is to die for!! Everything about the food I can not fault whatsoever!! Staff are very very friendly and I love the warm atmosphere of the cafe. The farm shop is brilliant, a little pricey but you have to pay for quality! The butchers are very friendly and very helpful!! There’s an added bonus of animals dotted around for the kids to enjoy and also forest adventure which isn’t expensive at £18 for 2 adults and 2 children to spend as much time as you want in the woodland area having fun doing the activities and the numerous climbing frames, slides and zip wires there’s so much to do! Can not grumble! I think some people expect too much! Very easy access for pushchairs and wheelchairs and also an outdoor seating area for summer! Thanks again for your outstanding customer service! We will be back soon!!

Great day out!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Emma361991 . 04.08.18

Me, my husband and our 4 year old visited broom house farm yesterday and we had such a fun day. When we paid we where given a little activity sheet to find all the fairys hidden in the woods. There is diffrent activity sheets for diffrent ages. There is lots of different play areas in the woodland adventure. There is a few farm animals to see. The food in the cafe was amazing and the staff where really nice. When my daughter had found all the fairys she took her sheet back to the cafe where she got a bag of sweets as a prize. We will definitely be going back :)

It’s a woodland park not a farm with forest advent

2 star Rating 2 / 5

Written by Amelia10 . 13.01.18

I don’t mind it here. Why? Lovely cakes in coffee shop, place for children to run around safely, staff in cafe are friendly-ish, and you can see a few piglets with their mothers and poultry before it hits the meat counter And we didn’t mind the wood ‘adventure’ because it was quiet! But... The photos make it look amazing- it’s not. There is ONE zip wire, ONE slide, 3 swings, and one climbing/ tunnel construction. It was enough to keep my 4 year old busy for a little while, but older children will want more. As an adult, I wanted more! You had to wait to use the swings, wait for zip wire, and daughter wouldn’t go on rope bridge when other kids are on as it was her first time and she wanted to take her time. Slide was very muddy and wet - and as it was July, waterproof trousers would have been best option or scruffy sweat pants but we hadn’t expected sloppy mud - and weren’t dressed to get wet...skipped that did other kids!

Not what I was expecting

1 star Rating 1 / 5

Written by Anon4114 . 21.06.17

Wasn't anything like what the ad portrays, I arrived and they said they were a working farm and that basically it was just to look at a few ducks and a couple sheep in a pen and the guy in the butchers seemed shocked that I asked if there was any duck seed etc to feed them and didn't have the nicest of manners. Plus a pack of 4 small tractor cookies was £1.95. Bit pointless. Spent more time driving there than we did actually doing anything there.

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