Hall Hill Farm
near Lanchester, County Durham
Average time spent – 3-4 hours.
Things to do at Hall Hill Farm review
Hall Hill Farm is an award-winning attraction in County Durham. I would recommend allowing 4 hours for your visit but if the weather is fine, you can easily spend all day there. Hall Hill Farm is an all-weather attraction.
Indoors you will find small animals that you can pet and hold (with staff supervision) throughout the day. The bunnies are right by the entrance and a brilliant way to start your visit. There are lots of hand washing facilities in all of the barns at Hall Hill.
If you visit in Springtime, you will have the opportunity to bottle feed lambs (also indoors). This happens at various intervals throughout the day and can get busy but the staff are fantastic and will ensure everyone gets a turn. If you haven’t bottle-fed lambs before, definitely give it a try. They are hilarious. They are pretty strong too so make sure young children are supervised.
There is a huge indoor play barn at Hall Hill with a giant soft play frame and seats for parents where you can grab a coffee.
Outdoors there are various animals to meet and feed – our favourites are the pigs and Highland cows. So cute! You can also take a donkey ride around the paddock for a small additional charge (weight restrictions apply).
Beyond animals, Hall Hill has invested in lots of play equipment for children. There is a large outdoor adventure playground that is always popular (surrounded by picnic tables should you wish to bring your own snacks), a toboggan run which is great fun and outdoor bouncing pillows – all available at no additional cost.
Hall Hill Farm is quite a small site and you will not need to walk far too far to get around the whole of the site – they do seem to pack a lot in here! One aspect which makes Hall Hill fairly unique is their daily puppet shows which take place in the barn.
You cannot leave Hall Hill Farm without milking the pretend cow – my kids love doing this but judging by the water that ends up all over, I don’t think they are ready for the real thing quite yet.
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Important Information Hall Hill Farm
Eating – There is a cafe serving homemade food and picnic areas too. You can picnic outdoors.
Facilities in brief – Animals that you can pet and hold and animals that you can feed, indoor play barn, donkey rides for an additional charge, outdoor adventure playground, toboggan run. There are toilets, a shop and a cafe.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *An adult ticket is just under £9.45 and £8.50 for a child aged 2-15. Under 2’s are free. Family saver tickets are available and it is free to park.
Opening: Hall Hill Farm Park is open every day from April until September. Other months it is mostly open weekends or school holidays. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, Durham DH7 0TA, County Durham, England. Phone: 01388 731333
Category – Farm Park – Indoors and Outdoors – suitable for all ages.
Guest post written by Samantha, writer at www.visit-newcastle.co.uk
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