There has been a working farm at Newham Grange since the 17th century. It is now a unique and extremely popular attraction for the whole family as well as school groups.
There are many things at the farm to see and do, from the wide range of animal breeds of cattle, pigs and sheep along with the usual farm animals including rabbits, goats, ponies, donkeys, poultry and waterfowl to the play and picnic area, willow maze, petting area and mini tractors not forgetting the farmhouse cafť and the new farm shop.
The animal pens are now lighter and brighter and even have some new residents too. We now have llama and alpaca along with our Cameroon sheep and a variety of pigs and goats.
Hold a guinea pig or pet some of our rabbits, the new petting area is a lovely bright space.
Our new play areas are now situated in the courtyard, and in the picnic areas with all new equipment.
The fantastic new Farmhouse Tea Rooms are now open, serving teas, coffees, sandwiches and snacks.
Have a ride around our field in our brand new Barrel train. Really good fun.
The farm shop has now moved to the building just past the duck pond. Itís a beautiful spacious room where you can pay your admission fee and browse our farm toys or pick up some reminders of your day.
We now have an excellent range of sweets
The activity room has also been transformed into a fantastic hayloft, come along and join in one of our regular organised events. Or do some farm colourings if the weather gets rainy, you may even get your picture put up in the petting area gallery.
You can also hire the room for parties
Whether your visiting the farm itself or simply cycling or walking in the area, there is now a loop footpath right around the perimeter of the farm. It is exactly one mile from the gate right round and back to the gate so is ideal if youíre starting to run/ cycle/ walk. Itís also a great way to see some of our animals that are out in the fields.
This loop also has links from it to other places such as Hemlington Lake, Stewart Park and Fairy Dell.
So why not extend your visit to the farm with a joint visit down to the beautiful fairy Dell, remember once youíve paid to enter the farm you can come and go all day long.
Have a drive round our tractor circuit on our mini tractors.
There is now also a community garden at the farm where several community groups are starting to grow their own produce. You are welcome to have a look in from the orchard but access to the plots is strictly for plot holders.
There is a large cycle storage unit in the car park which can be used should you of chosen to cycle to the farm or even if youíre passing by and want to stop and have a bite to eat in the orchard picnic area. There is also access to the new cycle maps and route plans. There are plans to host cycling events such as guided cycle rides and cycle surgeries.
See if you can find the centre of our new willow maze.