A warm welcome awaits you in the shadow of Hadrian's Wall

Did you Know Herding Hill Farm is a Child Friendly Campsite?

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Our child friendly campsite in Northumberland is the perfect family getaway, equipped with great facilities on site and in the local area, we guarantee all the family will have a great time! Located just 1 mile from the famous Hadrian’s Wall, you’ll be spoilt for choice when picking something to do each day. To save yourself a job, we’ve put together a list of activities we’d recommend whilst staying with us.

Child friendly facilities on-site

Petting farm

Our petting farm is a real hit with families that visit Herding Hill Farm, with a variety of animals to discover. Meet our friendly alpacas Mamba, Knight and Minstrel who enjoy being fed by our guests. You can also meet our loving donkeys Coco and Barney who absolutely love the attention they receive from our guests. We also have two goats, Aaron and Alvin, Robin the Shetland Pony and Bubble the Kunekune pig! You may also get the opportunity to collect eggs from our happy hens and enjoy cuddles with our rabbits and guinea pigs.

Playground

Occupy your children with endless hours of fun with our Roman fort outdoor adventure playground. Complete with slides and climbing nets, our playground encourages imaginative play as well as burning off children’s extra energy! A safe, enclosed play area equipped with play bark for a soft landing for those little tumbles.

BBQ hut

Now this is one activity we know all the family will love. Herding Hill Farm has a BBQ hut for hire directly on site where you can enjoy a family BBQ, whatever the weather! Our BBQ hut accommodates up to 20 guests around an open fire with grill. Private hire for 3 hours costs just £40 which includes charcoal supply and the use of cooking utensils. Please note you are required to bring your own food, plates, bowls, cutlery and cups/glasses.

Events

We often hold events on site to celebrate occasions such as Easter, Halloween and Christmas. So be sure to check our events page for the latest event updates!

Child friendly activities

Stargazing

Explore the wonders of the night’s sky with stargazing in Northumberland. A great activity to make learning about the astronomy extra fun! We are in the perfect spot for stargazing, either at the Dark Sky Discovery Site or from the comfort of your hot tub in a Wigwam cabin or lodge. The best time for stargazing is during the autumn and winter months on a clear night.

Nearby attractions

Historical landmarks

For those budding historians, we’d definitely recommend exploring Birdoswald Roman Fort where you can explore the ruins of the front, a turret and milecastle. Throughout summer, they usually hold trails for your children to explore the Roman Fort and learn about the history behind it whilst they complete their quest – a great way to combine learning and play. 

You cannot visit Herding Hill Farm without taking a walk along Hadrian’s Wall as we’re located in the best position for the most complete part of the wall. The Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site stretches over 100 miles of Northern England so there is plenty to discover including museums and Roman ruins, full of history just waiting to be explored.

Outdoor adventure

Our child friendly accommodation in Northumberland provides great activities both on site and in surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a day of outdoor adventure, then we’d highly recommend paying Go Ape in Matfen a visit with the round trip taking just over 1 hour in a car. You can swing through the trees and fly down zip wires whilst enjoying stunning scenery in Northumberland. Plus, its not just for kids, this is an activity to enjoy with all the family.

The Haltwhistle Leisure Centre provides another great day out, with 3 outdoor heated pools, adventure play area and picnic area. Plus, entry fee allows unlimited all-day use of all the facilities so you can really make a day of it.

If water sports are your thing then we’d highly recommend Talkin Tarn Adventures in Brampton which will take you just over 20 minutes to get to by car. It offers boat hire, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing and much more which you can view here.

Discover more great nearby attractions in Northumberland here!

Please note: our playground, petting farm and BBQ hut remain closed due to Covid restrictions

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