Ouseburn FarmFalconry, birds of prey displays, woodwork lessons, petting animals, nature trails, plant pot making, sowing seeds and arts and crafts are just some of the many activities organised this summer at Ouseburn Farm in the Lower Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The free activities, which commenced this week, have been organised throughout the summer holidays for children.

Theatrical company Cap-a-Pie will also be performing their production of ‘Six Legs’ – an imaginative and original theatre show for 4-7 year olds and their families. The performances, from August 23 to September 2, tell the story about the amazing world of insects through puppetry, performance and with plenty of opportunities for audience participation.

Dorothy Ellis from Ouseburn Farm, said: “Keeping children busy and active during the summer holidays can be quite daunting and expensive for parents so we like to organise a range of free activities that will appeal to children of all ages.  We also have our fabulous cafe on site so parents and guardians can grab a bite to eat or enjoy one of our delicious ice creams.”

Events are held daily Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 11.00pm and then afternoons from 1.00pm onwards.  Events are free for children who must be accompanied by an adult.

For a full timetable of events, please visit www.bykerbridge.org.uk/farm/news or call 0191 232 3698.  You can just turn up for the events on the day but bookings are required for the Six Legs performance via Katy at 07796 478 024.  Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.