Tweddle Farm News

Love the North East Awards 2010

Smooth Radio organized a 'LOVE THE NORTH EAST AWARDS 2010' competition this year and asked their listeners to nominate the businesses and places that they felt deserved the award.  There were 10 categories including Best Family Day Out, Best Fish and Chip Shop, and Best Restaurant.

Tweddle Farm was nominated for the Best Family Day Out award along many other venues.

Listeners then had to vote for their favourite.

Tweddle Farm went on to win the Best Family Day Out and were awarded with a plaque at an awards ceremony.

Xmas Grotto

GROTTO NEWS!

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VISITED OUR GROTTO THIS YEAR - WE HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED IT - DESPITE THE COLD AND SNOW.

A MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

                        

First Arrival of the Year-Somali Sheep

Just Arrived!!

Our first baby of 2011 - born 9th January - a lovely little male Somali sheep.  Can you help us to find a name?  Just e-mail with your suggestions.  We'll pick the winner on 31st January 2011. 

Winning name is Alfie - a lovely name for a lovely little lamb - thanks Miley for you suggestions!

Trimdon Brass Band Visit

Everyone at Tweddle Farm would like to thank Trimdon Brass Band for their visit on Saturday, 18th December.  The performances were enjoyed by many -  young and old.  We would also like to thank Peterlee Lions for their part in bringing Trimdon Brass Band to Tweddle Farm.

Decembers Babies-Cameroon Sheep!

Despite the cold - the babies keep on coming!

1st December 2010 - Our first Cameroon lamb makes an appearance.  A little girl we've named Mary.

Decembers Babies-Piglets!

Despite the cold! - More babies.

2cnd Decmeber 2010 - Lots of baby piglets make an appearance.

The 2 in the photo are in our baby barn keeping our Micro Pig, Wanda company.

Clydesdale arrives at her retirement home!

Gem, the Clydesdale Mare arrived at Tweddle Farm in December. She's been brought here to retire - to enjoy doing nothing for the rest of her life - apart from meet the children, of course.  She's 20 years old and is a lovely, gentle lady.  She's been a brood mare all of her life and has had lots of babies!  Now she's going to rest and enjoy being fussed over.

Gem is settling in at the moment and is getting used to her new home - she'll be out in the paddocks in the Spring when it's a bit warmer.

The photo shows her meeting one of her new friends, Twinkle the Shetland Pony.

Our Lambs have arrived!

Spring must be here!!!!

Our first lambs have arrived and are ready to be bottle fed so come on down and help us to give them their milk.

Latest arrival!

Just born - 13th October 2011 - a lovely little Cameroon Lamb - it's a boy!

Isn't he cute!

Xmas Grotto 2011 News

            

       

 XMAS GROTTO 2011   

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VISITED OUR GROTTO THIS YEAR.

IT'S BEEN OUR BUSIEST YEAR YET!

MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

Anglo Nubian Twins

2 New Goats - born 19th March 2012 - both little boys!!!

How cute!

Ideas for names again please????  Enter your suggestions by email on the contact page, on Face book or on Twitter.

Thanks Dav for your name suggestions on Twitter - our two new billy goats are now John and Edward (or Jedward for short)!!!!!

More babies - twin cameroon lambs

The babies keep on coming - twin cameroon lambs born on 11/11/11 - 2 lovely little boys.

Both doing well and mother is taking really good care of them.

Micro piglets - how cute!

Congratulations to Winnie and Rodney Trotter, our 'Micro' pigs, now proud parents to 5 lovely, little, black piglets.

Mother, father, and babies all doing really well.

Piglets are all black - a couple of them have little, white feet.

Farewell to our Swedish Rail Car

We'd like to wish a fond farewell to our 'Swedish Rail Car'.

It's leaving us today (21/11/11) for pastures new to go into service again.

It's new home is the Nene Valley Railway, Wansford Station, Peterborough and it begins work again Easter 2012.

A dedicated team have worked on the train over the summer and have brought it back to life again.

 

Spring Lambs

Lots of lambs being born!

We've lots in the field with their mammies and we've also got 6 pet lambs at the moment that we're bottle feeding every day at 11am and 2pm.

Thanks for all the name suggestions on Facebook and Twitter.

We've decided to call our pet lambs:-

Rosie and Jim - as suggested by Kayleigh

Ant and Dec - as suggested by Graeme

and

Florence and Fred as suggested by Tracey-Lou

Billy Goats Gruff

Meet our latest arrival - a little billy goat - born 13th March 2012

Can anyone suggest a name for him? - Let us know via the contacts page on the website, or on facebook or twitter.

 

Thanks for all the name suggestions - we've gone with Les - a suggestion from Claire.

First Chicks of the Year

Our first chick of the year have arrived.

Arn't they lovely!!

The chicks will be taking part in our small animal handling sessions a couple of times every day.

Zubu Cow Birth

Our latest arrival is a little, male Zebu calf - born 1st April 2012 - April Fools Day!

Doesn't he look like his mam - a little Mini Me.

We named him Rolo as suggested on facebook by Suzanne - thanks Suzanne!

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The babies keep on coming - a shetlland foal

Our latest arrival is a lovely little shetland foal - a little girl - born on Easter Sunday - we've named her Jessie (as suggested by our first customer on the day she was born).

Animals for Sale

PET SHOP

ANIMALS FOR SALE NOW!

RABBITS         -  £15.00

GUINEA PIGS  -  £15.00

GERBILS         -  £10.00

RATS              -  £15.00

MICE               -  £5.00

DEGU             -  £30.00

BUDGIES        -  £15.00

COCKATIELS -  £20.00

FINCHES        -  £15.00 PER PAIR

CANARIES     -  £20.00

MARMOSETS - £1000.00

 

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE LIST CHANGES ON A REGULAR BASIS.

The Elves have arrived 2013

It's that time again - not long till Christmas and Santa's Elves have arrived to build a lovely Grotto and Winter Wonderland.

The Grotto is going to be in our indoor play area so we've had to close it in preparation for Xmas.

While the play barn is closed admissions will be half price so adults are £3 each and children are £2.50.

We hope to see you soon.

Xmas Grotto 2014 News

The Elves have arrived 2014

Well - it's that time of the year again

The elves have arrive to build Santa his Fabulous Grotto and Winter Wonderland

They've taken over our Big Indoor Play Barn so this is now closed until further notice.

Due to the barn being closed admissions to the farm are now half price - £3 for adults and £2.50 for children.

Spring 2015

Spring is in the year!!

Our baby animals are arriving and the weather is getting warmer.

We're bottle feeding our pet lambs and pet calves and they would love to meet you.

Everything is open as normal on the farm so why not come for a visit.

Santa Special 2015

Yippee!!!!

Bookings being taken now for our Xmas Grotto and Winter Wonderland.  Don't miss out!  Phone now on 0191 5863311 or 07834460505.  

Bookings only for 23rd and 24th December.

Bookings not required for all other dates but we would recommend booking to avoid disappointment.

Winter 2015 Opening Times

October 2015 - open daily 10am till 5pm (Last admissions are usually 3pm but check before travelling during                                                                    adverse weather)

November 2015 - open weekends 10am till 4pm (Last admissions are usually 2pm but check before travelling                                                                  during adverse wather)

December 2015 - open 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22cnd, 23rd, 24th - 10am till 7pm

                          Animal farm is open on above days 10am till 4pm

                          Santa's Grotto and Winter Wonderland is open on above days 11am till 7pm (last                                           admissions are usually 6pm but check before travelling during adverse weather)

January 2016 - open 2cnd, 3rd, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st - 10am till 4pm (last admissions are usually 2pm but                                                                                                check before travelling during adverse weather)

February 2016 - open daily 10am till 4pm (last admissions are usually 2pm but check before travelling during                                                                 adverse weather)