• We are a seasonal attraction, open to the public, between February half term to the end of October each year. Located just minutes from the A690,  Down at the Farm offers stacks of outdoor fun . There are many hand washing stations around the Farm, including gels. (only really recommended for in between proper hand washing).
  • For Sat Nav systems, please use the postcode DH5 8JG.  Please note this postcode is also shared by our next door neighbour’s premises, so please look for our signage. For full details and maps of how to reach us, please see the directions section of our website.
  • The nearest bus route is the 20, 20A, X20 which runs between Sunderland and Durham. This stops at Stoney gate, outside what used to be the Jaguar garage or the new Landrover garage on the other side. Down at the Farm is then a short walk up the lane. Please be aware that there is limited access to paths up this lane.
  • Down at the Farm is a completely outdoor experience. We have outdoor play areas, picnic areas and a cafe. Our marquee cafe is situated at ground level and can be accessed by a ramp with double doors. We are always happy to help or assist your needs.
  • Car Parking and Arrival. Car parking is free at Down at the Farm.  We have disabled bays at the front of the car park. We have a gravel car park for 80 cars on the farm and an overflow car park in our field for 200. We also have spaces for coaches but please let us know you are coming by emailing us at bookings@downatthefarm.co.uk before you arrive so that we can arrange a suitable space for you. There are 2 disabled badge car parking spaces at the front of the main car park.
  • Main Entrance,  Ticketing Kiosk The Main Entrance is situated at ground level with step free access.  The paths around the farm are gravel. The area is well lit with natural daylight.  Entry fees are discounted for carers with the relevant paperwork – see FAQ’S page. Hand washing facilities are located in the toilets and various places around the farm.
  • Are we wheelchair accessible? Yes in the sense that everything is on one level however the outdoor part of the farm has gravel paths which may not be suitable for all wheelchair users, however we do get plenty of buggies and wheelchairs throughout the season. If you are unsure we are happy for you to come and have a brief look around to get a feel for the layout before your visit. The tractor ride has a ramp for wheelchair users to access it and we have a transcript available for hard of hearing users on the tractor ride.
  • Public Toilets. There is a toilet block on the farm. We have 5 female 2 male and 1 with disabled access.  Both the female and disabled have baby changing facilities.
  • We have a no smoking policy on the farm.We do however provide two smoking areas in our car parks.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on the farm for health and safety reasons. Guide dogs are permitted.
  • First aid. First aid facilities are located in the cafe. All staff are happy to assist should help be required.
  • Catering. Our Cafe is open from 10.00am each day we are open. We serve a selection of food according to the season from sandwiches, bacon sandwiches, home-made soup, burgers, jacket potatoes, vegetarian burgers and hot dogs, toasties. We also serve tea, coffee, hot chocolate, chocolate, snacks, ice creams and cold drinks. We have picnic areas on the farm but we do ask all visitors to save our bins by taking any picnic rubbish home on the day.