Bill Quay Community Farm is a treasured green space on the edge of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
Farming for fun, learning, food and wellbeing, there is always something going on at the farm.
Since July 2013, the farm has been run by Bill Quay Community Farm Association,a registered charity which operates the farm on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the wider community.
All of the farm livestock at Bill Quay Community Farm is rare and indigenous. The farm is a Rare Breeds Survival Trust Approved Farm Park and has several breeding groups of animals. We have award winning Tamworth pigs, Large Black pigs, three breeds of sheep (Jacob, Hebridean and Castlemilk Moorit), endangered Bagot goats, Pilgrim Geese and Scots Grey hens. We have recently developed a small mammal area which houses a number of small mammals for visitors to learn about. These include, chinchillas, degus, Chinese hamsters, rabbits, Guinea pigs, Fancy Mice (!), Ferrets and more.
If you are lucky, you can pick up some free range eggs or some Bill Quay Bangers from our beautiful local food cafe.
Entry is to the farm is free. However, we rely on donations to keep the farm open and the average visitor donates £2.00. It's not much but it helps. Go on...
Bill Quay Community Farm is open 7 days a week
The outside areas of the farm are open from 9:00 until 17:00
The farm buildings are open from 12:00 until 17:00 (this is to allow for mucking out, which takes place every morning)
The cafe is open daily from 10:30 until 16:00
Find out more about Bill Quay Community Farm by watching this short film: