Ouseburn Farm

Ouseburn Farm, Ouseburn Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PA.


(0191) 232 3698

In 1976, a group of Byker residents took action to develop an inner-city farm on a derelict industrial site in Newcastle’s Ouseburn. The goal was to provide local children and adults with access to green space and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Today, with the support and investment from Tyne, Ouseburn Farm Charity is a bustling visitor attraction, education centre and training facility in the heart of the city. As Tyne’s charitable subsidiary, Ouseburn Farm’s core aim is to provide a diverse and integrated setting where adults with learning disabilities and additional needs can work alongside staff and community volunteers, gaining new skills and real-life work experience. The charity also provides a free-to-enter visitor attraction and education centre for the local community and school children.

Supporting People

In 2018/19 the Farm supported 44 trainees with learning disabilities and additional needs, completing a total of 3,075 individual learning sessions across the farmyard, gardens, workshop, cafe and kitchen

Work Ready

In 2018/19 four trainees this year have moved into work or more formal education thanks to the skills and confidence they built during their time at the Farm.

Creating Value

Our latest impact study showed us that every £1 invested in Ouseburn Farm creates £12.95 in social value.

Find out more about Ouseburn Farm and how to get involved on their website.

Download our latest impact report to read more about the work Ouseburn Farm does in supporting vulnerable adults in Newcastle.