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A popular farm attraction in the heart of Newcastle

Pets Corner

Pets Corner was founded in the 1960s in Jesmond Dene to enable city kids to experience farm life and to learn about animal care. We have an assortment of residents including visiting pigs and sheep from our partner farms, and our own goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, ducks, poultry and fowl.


Nestled in the heart of Jesmond Dene, Pets Corner has been a popular, family-friendly visitor attraction since it first opened in the 1960's. It's home to animals and birds of all shapes and sizes, including visiting pigs and sheep from our partner farms, and our own goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, ducks, poultry and fowl.

Our Pets Corner staff and volunteers work tirelessly in all kinds of weather to ensure our animals and birds are well cared-for and happy, and to provide a welcoming, fun and educational visit for thousands of people each year.

We provide also a second-chance home to some of our resident animals through links with partners - including the RSPCA. Please Note: sadly, we are not able to take in animals directly from the public. If you are no longer able to give a good home to your pet, please contact your local animal shelter or the RSPCA.

Entry is free for anyone who wants to visit but we rely entirely on donations from the public to enable the farm to continue to survive and thrive. Donations pay for food, bedding, accommodation, vet fees and treatments, toys and enrichment for our animals and birds.

Become a Pets Corner supporter today and give our animals and birds the wonderful life they deserve. Every penny makes a real difference to our Pets Corner family.

Did you know...?

Entry to Pets’ Corner is FREE

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Please Note: Pets Corner is currently open for restricted hours 11am - 3pm.

Normal Opening Hours

Monday - 10:00 – 16:00

Tuesday - 10:00 – 16:00

Wednesday 10:00 – 16:00

Thursday - 10:00 – 16:00

Friday - 10:00 – 16:00

Saturday - 10:00 – 16:00

Sunday - 10:00 – 16:00

Bank Holidays - Closed

Last entry at 15:45 each day

Please note: Dates and times are provisional and may be subject to change. Pets Corner may be shut at short notice if the staff are called away to an emergency.

Jesmond Dene Road

Jesmond or West Jesmond.

The walkways within Pets Corner are suitable for prams or wheelchairs.

The nearest parking is within Jesmond Dene, along Red Walk, with disabled spaces close to the visitor centre.

There is a café at the Visitor Centre, and a picnic area just outside Pets Corner with plenty of benches and seating to enjoy a bite to eat and watch the world go by. 

There are toilets within the Visitor Centre.

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