Home to a fine collection of rare breed livestock and an abundance of artworks and is a green retreat for wildlife. The farm site offers panoramic views of the River Tyne. Opportunities include school farm visits, accredited animal care and environmental education, animal related work experience and volunteer placements.
Chrysalis Training, who are responsible for land and building management, the cafe and who use the farm buildings and classroom to offer adult education to those with additional needs.
Bill Quay Community Farm Association is responsible for sheep, goats, geese and the community allotments. We have strong links with the local community.
Facilities: Cafe, Volunteering, Shop, Picnic area, Incubator for schools, Holiday activities, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
Daily 09.00 - 17.00
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Pigs (Tamworth and Large Black)
Sheep (Jacob, Hebridean and Castlemilk Moorit)
Chickens (Scots Grey, Cream Legbar, Ixworth)
Car: Signposted from A185, half a mile from Heworth roundabout.
Metro: 10 minutes' walk from Pelaw Metro station- cross the A185, walk down Fisherwell Road and turn right at the bottom.
Bus: 27 bus which runs between Newcastle Market Street West and South Shields Market via Gateshead Metro
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
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