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Hall Hill Farm

Address: Lanchester, Durham DH7 0TA, England
Phone Number: +44 1388 731333
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Farms, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Award winning Farm Attraction, Best in Education 2014, Winner of Silver and Bronze Awards at NE...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Type: Educational Sites, Farms, Sights & Landmarks
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

lots to see and do for children and adults of all ages :) Baby lambs to feed, hens with chicks, a petting area for bunnies and guinea pigs, and an adventure area>>>> for kids and adults! we were like big kids :)

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

Many thanks for posting your comments, we really appreciate people taking the time to write a review. The farm will reopen for 2015 on 14th February, and are expecting some kid goats during half term. Lambing time starts around mid -march, so our new crop of pet lambs will be looking forward to their bottles sometime in March should you... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I took my niece to hall hill Farm and she loved it! Theres lots of activities to join in and so many animals too see! Even a great out for adults! It was lovely to see the animals and share experiences such as donkey rides and feeding the lambs! Would deffinitly visit again

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

We are delighted to hear you and your Niece had a great day out at Hall Hill Farm, we do try and make sure there is something for everyone, and we have a few improvements planned for this year. Look forward to seeing you again. PS Lambing time is March and April, More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great family day out with plenty to do!! My grandchildren loved every minute of it! Fed lambs, nursed rabbits, rode ponies and much more! We even stopped for snacks!!

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

Hi Denise, Thank you for writing a review of your visit to Hall Hill Farm, I am delighted to hear how much your grandchildren enjoyed their visit. Although we are currently closed , we are preparing for the new season and hope to be offer an even better experience this year. We hope to see you again. Best wishes Ann More 

Stanley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visited Hall Hill for many years now. My children love it and have also visited with their nursery throughout the years. It's very traditional the children can feed the lambs, ride on a donkey, hold chicks, rabbits etc and there's a range of little rides like a tractor ride. There's also a lovely park/picnic area and a barn equipped with... More 

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

Thank you so much for your recommendation, we are delighted to hear you have been frequent visitors, we receive lots of school and group visits during term time, and birthday parties on weekends. We are also open during half-term for our halloween themed activities 25th-31st October. Hope you are able to make it. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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 

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

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