Open: Open all year
Monday to Sunday
9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
Entrance to the farm is free but donations are welcome.
Ouseburn Road (off Lime Street)
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel : 0191 2323698 Map
Donations help with the Farm's running costs including the animal's feed and bedding.
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Ouseburn Farm Swing Show13th December 2013
Why not treat yourself to a ticket to see the Ouseburn farm Swing show on Friday 13th December at 7.30pm. This is a ticket only event, so book your ticket early. A fab swing show with a little bit of Christmas too. Plus a buffet meal all for only £10. Tickets can be purchased at the farm and they are limited, so hurry!
Free Christmas Arts and CraftsEvery Saturday from December 7th until Xmas
Free Christmas Arts and Crafts
Starting Saturday 7th December and will run every Saturday until Christmas
1pm until 3pm
Ouseburn Farm will be celebrating Christmas this year and supporting children and families affected by the terrible storms in the Philippines.
Children and young people are invited to the drop in art sessions to create a special Christmas decoration for the farms ‘Wishing Tree’ with a message/wish for the children and families in the Philippines.
The decorations will be made from recycled materials; coke cans, plastic milk bottles etc and also from natural materials like sticks, pine cones and clay. It would be really helpful if you could bring an old plastic milk bottle or coke can. But don’t worry if you can’t there will be lots of materials available.
There will also be Christmas collage making with lots of gluing and sticking for little ones.
Please come along be creative, have family fun for all ages and contribute to a very good cause. There will also be a collection box at the front of the tree for those wishing to make a donation to be given to children in the Philippines.
Sowing Seeds for Growing Lives Video22 November 2013
Watch our video above to hear more about our 'Sowing Seeds for Growing Lives' project.
Don't forget to pick up your phone and vote for us on Monday. We need your help!
People's Millions Update11th November 2013
All the staff and volunteers here at the farm have been working extremely hard, in preperation for the People's Millions event event, which takes place on Monday 25th November.
TV crews have visited the farm to shoot a video; which will be aired on ITV Tyne Tees news on Monday 25th November between 6pm and 6.30pm. The voting will open at 9am on the day and will close at midnight. The number you need to vote will be posted on our website, facebook page, peoples millions website and The Daily Mirror newspaper at 9am on the day of the competition.
Farm Manager Andrea Holmes recently appeared on the Sue Sweeney show on BBC Radio Newcastle. She talked about how 'Sowing Seeds for Growing Lives' will work and also how to vote for us on the day. If you missed the Radio show then you can listen to it here. Andrea is on air just over an hour into the programme.
Halloween Hobgoblin Event Pictures29th October 2013 - 31st October 2013
Here are some pictures from our recent Haloween event. The event proved to be a great success and the staff at Ouseburn Farm would like to thank everyone who took part.
The workshops for Halloween incorporated ideas from the story of the Hobgoblin, a character created by the farm manager.
Boys and girls of all ages participated in the Halloween story and took part in an arts and crafts workshop, where they produced Halloween lanterns (used in the story) and other spooky items.
Halloween Hobgoblin29th October 2013 - 31st October 2013
Calling all children (and you can your bring adults too!)
Come along to the farm this halloween and join us in our search of the hobgoblin. He has been very naughty, playing tricks on the animals and stealing our vegetables. We need you to help us!
There will be lots of activities to take part in, So Join us for Hobgoblin Halloween!!!
See the poster above for more details.
Ouseburn Farm Ceilidh26th October 2013
We warmly invite all our friends and volunteers of Ouseburn Farm to our Ceilidh night, with live music on 26th October from 7pm-11pm. We really appreciate all your hard work and help in supporting our farm, so come along and enjoy a dance in your honour. Entrance is free but you can try our brand new Ouseburn Farm Pasty and Pea supper for only £4.00.
Having been voted for by members of the public Ouseburn Farm has won two glass giraffes created by Kenco to celebrate its new-look, less-glass jars. The giraffes were unveiled by Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham on 27th October 2011.
The two giraffes, named Connie and Stan are made of recycled glass and have been permanently donated to the community to act as a reminder of the importance of reducing waste.
Prince Charles praises Ouseburn Farm on Royal visit9th September 2010
September 9th 2010
The Journal A “REMARKABLE” community farm was honoured with a Royal visit yesterday.
The Prince of Wales toured Ouseburn Farm in Newcastle as part of his national initiative to raise awareness of sustainable living.
After arriving at Newcastle Station by Royal Train – where he was met by the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, Nigel Sherlock and Northumbria Police’s Temporary Chief Constable Sue Sim – the Prince met volunteers and workers at the Byker farm, formerly a Victorian lead works.
Praising their dedication to creating a green space within the city, Prince Charles said: “Can I just say how much I’ve enjoyed coming to see this remarkable enterprise.
“For me, the great thing is to see something which is so community-orientated and how much good it does.”
The Prince toured the site and officially opened a new project to increase the local bee population, before unveiling a commemorative plaque.
Volunteer Michael Haley, 48, helps out at the farm and was thrilled to meet the Prince.
“I thought I might see the Prince because I knew he was going to be here but then he actually came up and shook my hand and asked about what I do here,” said Michael, from Fenham.
“I told him I love working with the animals and help out every week. I’m happy he’s seeing the good work we’re trying to do here.”
Lorraine Kerr, project coordinator, also took time out from her farm duties to meet the Prince. Lorraine, who has worked at the farm for a year, said: “He was very knowledgeable about the issues. It’s great to have somebody like that on board. The visit is a real boost for the farm.”
The children of Byker Primary school also enjoyed a chat with Prince Charles, who spent several minutes quizzing the youngsters on their school’s green credentials. Harry Smith-Hampton, 10, from Byker, said: “It was great to meet the Prince. He was really nice and very well-mannered.”
Headteacher Linda Bradley said: “I’m close to tears because I’m so proud of the children. They told him all about how green our school is.”
Maurice Condie, chief executive of the Byker Bridge Housing Association, which holds the lease on the farm and employs the four full-time and four part-time staff, said: “It’s a great honour to have Prince Charles’ recognition. It took a lot of planning and we’re very glad he could be here today.”
Pupils from nearby Hotspur Primary School also met the Prince when he toured the farm’s heritage education workshop, where the children were learning a centuries-old method of grinding grain into flour.
Ouseburn Farm, formerly known as the Byker Farm, was forced to close in 2002. The buildings were demolished and animals were re-homed as it was found that the land was contaminated by a Victorian lead works which once stood there. The local community, together with Newcastle City Council, worked to have the site cleaned and a new sustainable centre has been now been built.
The Prince visited the project as part of his new START initiative to help people lead more sustainable lives and to show what a more energy efficient, cleaner and healthier future could look like and how we can all make a start.