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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.

Address

Bill Quay Community Farm Association
Hainingwood Terrace
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE10 0UE

Contact Details

Main contact:
Skye Lindsay
0191 441 9715

Facilities

  • 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.

Delivery Items

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

Pricing

Entry to the farm site is free. For a guided visit with one of the farm's Farming and Education Officers, visits are priced at £4.50 per child (minimum spend £40) for a 2 hour guided visit. Please note, max group size 30 children at one time for guided visits. Please see the farm's website- billquayfarm.org.uk for the full list of guided visit options.

Accreditations

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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