I am always on the lookout for low-cost days out, a day out with the kids can some times get ridiculously expensive. I was looking for somewhere with farm animals to take the girls this weekend and remembered passing signs for this place just before Christmas when we visited Cherry Hill Garden Centre to see the reindeer.
I had a quick look online to check the opening hours before we visited and noticed they have a reduced entrance price at the moment due to the building work being carried out on site.
Entry to the farm will be £2.90 per person (all ages/concessions) while improvements are being made to some areas of the farm. Newham Grange Website
I wasn’t put off by this and you shouldn’t be either as it didn’t spoil our visit and I look forward to visiting again when it’s all complete.
Newham Grange Farm can be found at Wykeham Way, Middlesbrough, TS8 0TG.
We parked up in the car park where they had plenty of space for all the visitors, it was an unexpectedly sunny day for February so I guess busier than usual. There are plenty of signs showing you the entrance a short walk to a hut where you pay and can purchase animal feed too. We spent just under £10 with the entrance cost for three of us and two bags of animal feed.
Walking in it was clear there was plenty for the kids to enjoy here. With some amazing looking outdoor play areas for all ages. These included
- Crazy golf
- Go Karts
- Sand Pit
- Willow Maze
- Toddler play area with (mini tractors to ride, wooden playhouses and hay bales)
- Junior Wooden Adventure Play Area
Here are a few pictures of the various areas.
We also got the chance to get up close to the noisy but very cute piglets inside the petting barn. The girls also got to hold a rabbit and get close to a few other animals. It’s quite a small area but enough in there for the kids to enjoy. I think this space is part the planned building works with the red tape cordoning some areas off.
We headed back outside and enjoyed a walk around the rest of the farm to see more of the animal including the donkeys, sheep, llamas, wallabies and a friendly horse who took a liking to Willow.
They also have a little woodland walk circular you can enjoy too with wood carvings and den’s for the kids to explore.
I hope this helps a few people see what a great little farm this is to visit, we had loads of fun and all for under £10!
You can find the Facebook page with the latest details on the building progress here.
I would love to hear about your visit too, so please comment below.