Gold Award for Hall Hill Farm
25 October 2010
Hall Hill Farm has been a favourite venue for children from all over the North East for nearly 30 years, and for the second year running, the farm has been recognised as one of the regions leading tourist attractions gaining the Top Gold Award for Best Tourism Experience.
Hall Hill Farm, near Lanchester, scooped a Gold Award at the prestigious North East Tourism Awards last night.
Hall Hill Farm has been a favourite venue for children from all over the North East for nearly 30 years, and for the second year running, the farm has been recognised as one of the regions leading tourist attractions gaining the Top Gold Award for Best Tourism Experience . In the past the Hall Hill Farm has won over a dozen awards, both Regional and National and this year is also a finalist in the National Farm Attraction Awards which will be announced early next year.
Ann Darlington, Tourism Manager said "We were delighted to win a Gold Award. Hall Hill was the first farm to open to the public in the region and we aim be the best, We are committed to providing a real farm experience for the children of the North East and I am immensely proud of all we have achieved."
At the Award Ceremony at Ramside Hall last night, the judges praised the farm for excellent customer service, and said it was a fun and well managed experience.
For further details Contact
Hall Hill Farm
Tel 01388 731333
Hall Hill Farm is 291 ha and is owned by Jack and Pat Gibson. The Farm was the first open farm in the North East and opened to the public in 1981. During 2001 the farm was closed due to Foot and Mouth, with most of the livestock being culled, the farm re-opened in Spring 2002 and now attracts over 60,000 visitors a year. The visitor enterprise is run by daughter Ann Darlington, with the working farm and livery run by son David Gibson.
The farm is currently open to the public at weekends and October half –term.
Admission charges for 2010 are £5.50 for adults, £4.00 for children , with under 3 years free, there are concessions for over 60 £4.95 and family tickets available for £16.50 for a family of 4, or £18.95 for a family of 5.
Ann Darlington is available for interview.
Photos available on request.