- Children's Farms
- Petting Zoos
- Parks and Playgrounds
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Outdoor
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
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH5 8JG, England
Click here to visit Down at the Farm's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
April to July and September
School & Bank Holidays, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
October, December, February and March
School & Bank Holidays, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Family: from £22.00
Child (Over 2): £6.25
Under 2's: Free
Animal feed: £1.50
*Other activities within the farm require a small additional charge.*
Great day out
Written by Alice1 . 16.04.17
Just an ideal way to spend Easter Saturday with my son and grand daughter of 18 months. She was so excited to see the animals and there was a variety of activities: a magician, Easter chickens and rabbits, play parks... She absolutely loved it. We'll definitely go again for the day in the summer, with a picnic.
Written by JoyfullyAmy . 08.04.17
Incredible place!! It's great value for money! The animals are very well kept and are very friendly. They come straight up to you when you approach them. I recommend you buy a feeding bag at the very beginning. They give you plenty in one bag to last the whole day. There was a great variety of animals as well. There are very frequent washing stations. There are loads of playgrounds and activities for the kids. Go Karting and Quad Bikes activities looked brilliant! The best part was going to the scheduled barn activities and feeding the newborn lambs and holding the baby chicks and rabbits. This is a very well kept farm and a brilliant day out for any age!
Great value for money
Written by TheLostWanderer . 09.06.17
Everything you would want in a children's farm - great variety of animals, chances to hold and feed the baby animals, and all for a great price! We especially liked the meercats and the llamas. Would definitely go again!