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Hall Hill Farm

Lanchester, Durham DH7 0TA, England
+44 1388 731333
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Ranked #1 of 11 Activities in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Farms, Educational Sites
Owner description: Award winning Farm Attraction, Best in Education 2014, Winner of Silver and Bronze Awards at NE Tourism Awards 2013. NE Small Visitor Attraction... more » Owner description: Award winning Farm Attraction, Best in Education 2014, Winner of Silver and Bronze Awards at NE Tourism Awards 2013. NE Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2011, Farm Attraction of the Year 2010. See the animals, cuddle the rabbits and guinea pigs, donkey rides, tractor and trailer rides. Lambing Time in March April. Indoor Soft Play Barn, tearoom and giftshop. New crazy golf 2014 (deposit required). Sheep Racing and puppet shows at weekends and during school holidays. « less
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My daughter had her 5th birthday party at Hall Hill today and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! We only had a small party (12 children) which we felt was perfect to get round all of the activities planned into our guided tour (which is included in the party price for 12 children or more) The tour lasted approx 2... More

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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review

Dear Anne, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your daughter's birthday party. Sara will be especially pleased. We love having visitors at the farm, and birthday parties are always fun for everyone. Hope to see you again soon. More

Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Not my sort of place at all, but had a great time with grandchildren, fair price to get in and food available at a price for the animals. Chicks, rabbits, pigs, cows, Donkey as well as more exotic creatures all within easy reach. Children loved milking the full size model cow . Free tractor ride included with admission fee and... More

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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review

Really pleased to hear you had a great time at Hall Hill Farm with your Grandchildren, I see they loved the barrel train ride and milking our lifelike cows, as well as the adventure play area and the tractor ride. We are also open at October half term holidays and December weekends to meet Santa. Hope to see you again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A good place to bring the children lots of animal interactive feeding the animal's petting them big play area inside and out.Donkey rides & tractor rides to crazy golf. A good day out!

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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for your comments, we look forward to seeing you and your family again. We are pleased to hear you all enjoyed the animals and our new Wonky Donkey Crazy Golf - it has been a very popular addition to the farm. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Excellent day out. Excellent value for money. We visited this farm today - Gran, Mum and 4 children, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. There are loads of things to do, it's extremely well laid out - very clean and tidy. On arrival we were given a 'programme/ map of events ' which made planning our day very easy. If... More

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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review

We're Delighted to hear the whole family had an excellent day out on your visit to Hall Hill Farm. We take a great pride in our farm, and it is very rewarding to receive such a great review. Thank you! More

England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A super place to visit with children. Well thought out and so much to do and see. Make sure you get a daily activity sheet to ensure you dont miss anything. In addition to the wide range of farm and more exotic animals, there are opportunities to feed and hold some of the smaller critters which is a real winner... More

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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review

We were delighted to read your comments. Our daily programme of events includes sheep racing, donkey rides, barrel train, tractor and trailer rides, and Puppet shows at weekends and during the holidays,there are lots of opportunities to get up close with the animals from chicks and rabbits to pony grooming, I am pleased to hear the animals were a real... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Have young children and teenager and all loved it. Keep eye out for the talks and chance to feed animals. Donkey rides are fab along with the barrel rides and tractor rides. Love the additional indoor barn with toys and face painting. Toilets tidy enough and plenty chances to wash hands and use gels for cleanliness. Outside area clean and... More

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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing your review, with the addition of the new Wonky Donkey Golf the farm now has a greater appeal. We are really pleased with the new equipment in the tractor driving area in the play barn, so am pleased you liked it. I am sorry to hear you found our tearoom expensive, as with other... More

County Durham
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

we visited during summer school holidays with our family, a seven year old and a 15 month old child, the farm has lots of contact areas with the animals, the children loved handling the rabbits and guinea pigs, feeding the goats and sheep. Pony rides were available for a small fee, all the animals were healthy looking and in clean... More

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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we like to offer lots of opportunities for visitors to see and touch the animals, and our indoor playbarn is a great area for everyone. More

Burnley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Really impressed with this place. Reasonably priced. Well laid out and very helpful and knowledgeable staff who were really good with younger children taking time to explain how to hold the rabbits and guinea pigs. Plenty of hand sanitation and hand washing facilities. Plenty of space for the grandchildren to run around too. Would go back.

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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review

It was great to hear you had an excellent day out at Hall Hill Farm, our team will be especially pleased when I pass your comments on to them. We love giving children the opportunity to hold and touch some of our smaller animals, and as you obviously appreciate, it is important to wash hands afterwards. We hope to see... More

Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Went to the farm with my niece today. Had a full day at the farm, the staff were really friendly as so many have mentioned in previous reviews. The animals are well cared for and all the animals were clean and healthy, and the staff looking after the animals are so passionate about them. All I can say is 'You... More

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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a great review, we have a really friendly team of staff and they take a great pride in looking after all of our animals. Thank you for your recommendation. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I visited the farm with our 2 girls both under 3 today and we had an absolute ball! Excellent facilities, lovely staff with so much knowledge and time for our children and well cared for animals. We saw the lambs being fed, the piglets being fed and Blossom the cow being milked. All in all an excellent... More

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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, I am delighted to hear you and your friend had such a great day at Hall Hill Farm. We do have a great team of staff, and it is great to hear our training is making a difference. We do hope you and your friend will be able to visit again. More

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