Ouseburn Farm, Newcastle
Ouseburn Farm is a 15 minute walk either from Manors Metro stations or Byker depending on the direction of travel. The wider Ouseburn valley is a scenic area east of the city centre with unique history and striking views across the river.
Ouseburn farm is a registered charity and a hub for creativity and sustainability. One of the biggest draws is the animals you can meet. The farm is open for free Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm and is one of the most accessible venues in the region.
On the farm there is a great range of activities to get involved in as well as the adorable animals, including sheep and llamas. Did you know sheep have rectangular pupils which allow them to have a 270-320 degree field of vision? Llamas stand over 6ft tall on average and did you know they are vegetarian too?
Also located here is the extensive range of farm shop goods to buy, everything from homegrown carrots to jams and quality food. To be more sustainable and eco friendly why not bring down an old carrier bag to fill with fresh vegetables from the farm?
Recent surveys have shown that the farm is home to 19 different species of dragonfly and damselfly and the valley is also home to birds like kingfisher and the chiffchaff, who are regular visitors to the farm.
There is a lovely on-site café too selling all sorts of fresh food and home cooked meals. In addition there are lots of other things to see and do in Ouseburn. Its also worth going along to the Ouseburn market on selected dates in 2023.
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image credit- Ouseburn Farm