Whitworth Hall Hotel & Deer Park

Did you know here in the North East we have a rather magical place where you can hand feed deer!


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Whitworth Hall Hotel & Deer Park is located in Spennymoor postcode is DL16 7QX. The grounds are beautiful, with a fishing lake, play park and even a little fairy trail you can have a wander around. There is a small charge for deer food and the trail from reception. Deer food is £1.50 a bag. The fairy trail was £2 at the time we did it. (Prices subject to change best to check with hotel).

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We have been several times now and love it! Lily even wants me to book the hotel for her birthday so she can wake up and feed the deer. A rather long rutting season has meant it’s been closed to enter (last time we visited we could still hand feed through the railings) over the winter but it’s now back open.🏻

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The food is rather good too in the hotel, I visited a few days before Christmas with a friend to get away from the crowds and we had a delicious Christmas Dinner and the kid’s meals went down a treat.

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 A few photos from summer and winter visits.

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See if you can spot the photo where Willow got a little scared. They do all tend to come over at once which when your little can be overwhelming!

My two loved the bandstand for getting a bit of space between.

We can’t wait to visit again soon.





  1. Angela Leyshon
    May 30, 2019 / 8:39 am

    What were the prices for the trail etc

    • thefreckledmumof2
      May 30, 2019 / 11:47 am

      Hi Angela, I’ve just updated the blog with prices we paid. The deer food is £1.50 per bag. Best to check with hotel for most up to date pricing on trail. Thanks

  2. Nigel Cainey
    August 27, 2019 / 11:22 am

    Have not stayed at this Hotel yet as Family live in Bishop Auckland but visited the Deer park with them and fed the Deer. Can recommend it to one and all.

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