Broom House Farm

Broom House Farm, Witton Gilbert, Durham, DH7 6TR

Broom House offers Durham’s most exciting action packed fun family day out. Follow the nature trails, attempt the woodland challenges…climb the towers, whizz down the slide, fly along the zip wire and dare to enter the tunnels.

There’s something for all ages. Enter the forest, choose your path and use your instincts to explore the woodland. Test your skills on the oak tree walk – a higher level walkway with balance beams, tunnels and slide. Underneath is the oak tree challenge, how fast can can you get round our circuit of obstacles and challenges? 

Broom House is a windy spot at 750 feet, with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside, when the weather allows!  The farm house is on the top of the hill, but the farmland itself rolls down the valley to the River Browney. Broom House is a livestock farm – although some arable crops such as oats and barley are grown, as well as forage crops like turnips and kale – with the aim of producing as much of our own feed for the animals as possible.

We have a herd of beautiful Aberdeen Angus cattle, as well as a large flock of Lleyn sheep and a small herd of non organic Saddleback pigs as well as a flock of laying hens. The aim is to breed all our own replacement animals on the farm, enabling us to improve the quality of our livestock through breeding. Our animals are reared outside on grass and clover pastures in the drier months, with the young stock in particular being kept inside on straw in our barns during the muddiest winter months. We manage our livestock to the highest standards of welfare, with minimum use of medicines and bought in feeds and in October 2007 we obtained full organic status for the farm

Times
Monday – Saturday (09:00 – 17:00)
Sunday (09:30 – 16:30)
Time for The Forest Adventure is available on the website here

Prices
Access to the cafe and general farm is free

Forest Adventure
£5.00 – 2+
Tickets available from the coffee shop

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