Thorpe Farm is a 340 acre working farm which has diversified and is situated on the side of the A66 in Country Durham. The site comprises of a farm shop, gift shop and restaurant all located in a converted Georgian Farmhouse, a Reclamation Barn and a Country Park and Falconry Centre which is a great outdoor learning facility for infants and juniors. History, Science, Geography and even Economics (food miles etc) are all subjects that can be covered. Bird of Prey handling and animal handling are on offer. The farm itself has new wetland and woodland, hedgerows, stone walls, grassland and crops all of which have many educational features. There is also existing woodland and footpaths for children to explore. There is an outdoor play area and in the summer months a maize maze Thorpe Farm has plenty of space and is very easily accessible for coaches.