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Farmyard Fun for all the Family at Down at the Farm, Houghton le Spring

Farmyard Fun...

From Summer the Donkey, to the newborn lambs, Zena the python​, George the pig or bunnies and chicks, theres always lots of animals to stroke and pet in the Farmyard.

We have a variety of farm and zoo licensed animals on the farm. We have a small zoo animal collection which is the result of various donations from over the years. All of our zoo animals have been bred in captivity and are not wild, Learn more about them all here

We have a daily timetable of animal activities at Down at the Farm which allows visitors to get up close to our animals. Activities can change according to the season and weather and are available at specific times of the day. Check our Facebook page for our daily timetable.

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We recommend you come to the farm before 12.00 to make the most of all the daily activities.

Seasonal Farm Activities include:

Pig Washing

Donkey Grooming

Hold a Fluffy Chick or Cuddle a Bunny

Feed the Lambs

Mini Keepers

Reptile Show & Zena the 17ft Burmese Python!

Pony Rides

Birds of Prey

Bushcraft Sessions

Adventure Playground
Play Areas

Play for older kids too
Take a tractor ride to meet the cows, take in the fabulous views and ask as many questions as you like! Take a bumpy Barrel train ride (sorry kids only!) around the farm or bounce on our jumping pillow, learn how to ride a real quad bike (6-11 yr olds) or go crazy in our new mega play zone.

Seasonal Activities & Events for Easter, Halloween and Christmas - for latest event details visit

Birthday Parties
School & Group Visits
Seasonal Events 

Santa and his real reindeer

Tel 0191 584 1873 

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Stoneygate Lane, Houghton Le Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH5 8JG

3.62 miles     0191 584 1873    

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