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“Fanastic day for kids ”
Review of Hall Hill Farm

Hall Hill Farm
Ranked #3 of 56 things to do in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Award winning Farm Attraction, Farm Attraction of the Year 2017 and 2010. Best in Education 2014, Winner of Silver and Bronze Awards at NE Tourism Awards 2013. NE Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2011. See the animals, cuddle the rabbits and guinea pigs, donkey rides, tractor and trailer rides. Lambing Time in March April. Indoor Soft Play Barn, tearoom and giftshop. Crazy golf (deposit required). Sheep Racing and puppet shows at weekends and during school holidays.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fanastic day for kids ”
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Have young children and teenager and all loved it. Keep eye out for the talks and chance to feed animals. Donkey rides are fab along with the barrel rides and tractor rides. Love the additional indoor barn with toys and face painting. Toilets tidy enough and plenty chances to wash hands and use gels for cleanliness. Outside area clean and can take own food for picnic if you get a nice day. Only downfall is the cafe. It's expensive. Even had a puppet show when we were there.
Once you ve paid in, beware as all is not included. Barrel ride, donkey, face painting and feed for animals must be paid for once inside.

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Thank Sarahshenparty
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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review, 12 September 2014
Thank you so much for writing your review, with the addition of the new Wonky Donkey Golf the farm now has a greater appeal. We are really pleased with the new equipment in the tractor driving area in the play barn, so am pleased you liked it. I am sorry to hear you found our tearoom expensive, as with other tourist attractions including the National Trust we are obliged to charge VAT on all of our food as it is eaten on the premises, most of our cakes and squares are home made at the farm and I'm sure you will agree they are extremely tasty.
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English first
County Durham
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79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“nice farm”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

we visited during summer school holidays with our family, a seven year old and a 15 month old child, the farm has lots of contact areas with the animals, the children loved handling the rabbits and guinea pigs, feeding the goats and sheep. Pony rides were available for a small fee, all the animals were healthy looking and in clean enclosures, lots of picnic tables around a play area. There is a new indoor soft play area with a small cafe, ideal if the weather is wet or cold. We spent the whole day here but it could easily be done in half a day, the farm is on a hill and quite exposed so I would recommend warm clothing. A nice visit if your children love feeding animals, bottle feeding lambs, holding chicks and riding ponies.

Visited July 2014
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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review, 12 September 2014
Thank you for your review, we like to offer lots of opportunities for visitors to see and touch the animals, and our indoor playbarn is a great area for everyone.
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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“Excellent day out”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Really impressed with this place. Reasonably priced. Well laid out and very helpful and knowledgeable staff who were really good with younger children taking time to explain how to hold the rabbits and guinea pigs. Plenty of hand sanitation and hand washing facilities. Plenty of space for the grandchildren to run around too. Would go back.

Visited August 2014
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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
It was great to hear you had an excellent day out at Hall Hill Farm, our team will be especially pleased when I pass your comments on to them. We love giving children the opportunity to hold and touch some of our smaller animals, and as you obviously appreciate, it is important to wash hands afterwards. We hope to see you again when you are next in the area. Many thanks for taking the time to write your review, it is much appreciated!
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Well Worth A Visit”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Went to the farm with my niece today. Had a full day at the farm, the staff were really friendly as so many have mentioned in previous reviews. The animals are well cared for and all the animals were clean and healthy, and the staff looking after the animals are so passionate about them. All I can say is 'You will enjoy every minute'.

Visited August 2014
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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you for writing such a great review, we have a really friendly team of staff and they take a great pride in looking after all of our animals. Thank you for your recommendation.
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“Brilliant Value for Money”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

My friend and I visited the farm with our 2 girls both under 3 today and we had an absolute ball! Excellent facilities, lovely staff with so much knowledge and time for our children and well cared for animals. We saw the lambs being fed, the piglets being fed and Blossom the cow being milked. All in all an excellent day out for all ages. Whoever does the staff training - a big well done! We have visited other farms in the Durham area and you are by far the most professional and friendly!!

Visited August 2014
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Hallhillfarm, Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager at Hall Hill Farm, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thank you so much for your comments, I am delighted to hear you and your friend had such a great day at Hall Hill Farm. We do have a great team of staff, and it is great to hear our training is making a difference. We do hope you and your friend will be able to visit again.
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