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Bill Quay Community Farm

Bill Quay Community Farm is 25 acre working urban farm in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. The farm is a fully constituted charity, run on a not-for-profit basis. We are a Rare Breed Survival Trust Approved Farm Park, home to 11 UK rare breed livestock breeds-including pigs, sheep, goats and poultry. We also have a collection of small animals. The farm is also dedicated to wildlife and conservation, having several woodland areas, meadow, ponds and wetland to encourage wildlife and create a diverse and vibrant green space. The farm offer school visits, volunteering and well-being opportunities as well as formal education courses with our partner, East Durham College. The farm is also a great outdoor space to play and explore with woodland, wildlife area and gardens. Onsite cafe also available.


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  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Onsite cafe. Improved wheelchair access (since March 2016)- pathways around the farm have recently been renovated and improved making wheelchair access much better.


Please contact the farm directly via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BillQuayFarm/

What we can offer

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes


CEVAS Accredited

This place has CEVAS accredited personnel.

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

Other Accreditations

RBST Approved Conservation Farm Park, Greenflag 2015/16 Award-Community, CEVAS accreditation coming soon!

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