We’re Ouseburn Farm – a working farm, popular visitor attraction and vibrant green space in the heart of the city, where everyone’s welcome and entry is always free.
We also provide work experience and friendship for vulnerable people and teach children and young people how to look after their environment. We’re a registered charity and our farmyard, gardens and visitor centre attract 30,000 people every year.
It all began over 40 years ago, when parents from Byker took over a plot of land on the site where the Farm is now. They wanted their children to have access to nature, to grow their own food and take care of animals.
We promote those values today by giving the people of our city the opportunity to care for nature, for each other and themselves through engagement with farm life.
the mantra we live by
This is a place for growing.
Plants, fruit and veg, animals, but most of all, people.
We cultivate joy here. And learning.
We nurture self-confidence and a sense of belonging.
You’ll feel it as soon as you walk through our door.
Lives are being enriched. Needs are being nourished.
It couldn’t happen without our volunteers. Or your donations.
We’re a charity. Run for people, not for profits.
A community-spirited place where everyone is welcome. And valued.
This is a happy place.
A wholesome place. A human place.