This is a true living museum. There has been a working farm at Newham Grange since the 17th century. Newham Grange Country Farm, also known as Newham Grange Leisure Farm is dedicated to farming and preserving rare, historic breeds of farm animals. Visitors can get up close and friendly with many of the different breeds. There is a very wide range of breeds here including Cows, Sheep, Pigs, Ducks, Llamas, Alpacas, Chickens, Horses, Miniature Horses, Guinea pigs, Rabbits, Chinchillas, Wallabies, and Donkeys. Animal Pens and Byres: These pens allow visitors to see animals such as pigs, cattle, donkeys and goats at close quarters. The pig units provide a chance to see several breeds of pig, including the Gloucester Old Spot, Berkshire, Saddleback, Middle White and also new litters of piglets. In the Weaning Pens the baby pigs are weaned onto solid foods. There are British White and Beef Shorthorn cattle, Whitefaced Woodland and Wensleydale sheep and Golden Guernsey goats.
Historical exhibits include a reproduction of a 19th-century veterinary surgery and an early 20th-century agricultural merchants shop. The Visitor Centre traces the history of the farm from the 17th century. There are tea rooms, play and picnic areas, tractor rides, willow maze and an events programme throughout the year. The farm provides access for disabled people in most areas and a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are also available.
Location : Wykeham Way, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough TS8 0TG
Transport: Nunthorpe (National Rail) then bus. Bus routes : 10, 11, 11A, 30, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 610 and 611 stop nearby.
Opening Times : Daily 08:30 to 16:30.
Tickets : Adults £3.50. Children/Seniors £2.70.
Tel: 01642 515729