Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum reopens for 2020 with dragons, Saxon tales and animal fun

A popular South Tyneside attraction is set to open its for the first time this year as it begins 2020 with a full week of half term fun.

The Jarrow Hall animals are looking forward to welcoming back visitors for the new season.
The Jarrow Hall animals are looking forward to welcoming back visitors for the new season.

Jarrow Hall, the Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, reopens for the 2020 season on Saturday February 15 in time for the school holidays.

The attraction has a range of activities planned for throughout the week. Visitors will be able to learn about the story of dragons through the eyes of different cultures with a special dragon trail, and take part in creating a giant dragon sculpture with recycled materials.

Rebecca Maw, Operations Manager at Groundwork, commented: “We are excited to be re-opening this weekend, following the winter break. We have many activities and events planned which promise to be both entertaining and educational.

In 2019, bosses at Jarrow Hall announced an ambitious 15-year masterplan for the future of the site, which included a redeveloped Anglo-Saxon village, animal sanctuary and ‘eco-attraction’.

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    Throughout the half term, visitors will also be able to listen to the story of Beowulf by the fire in the Thrillings and meet the site’s resident dragon Saxon, as well as visiting the village to meet an Angelo Saxon or two.

    Jarrow Hall’s resident farm animals are also eagerly awaiting the return of visitors with the farm animals all set to greet new guests for the first time in 2020.

    Other planned activities in the week include making dragons scales, mini-farmers’ club and a Saturday morning farm club. For more information visit https://www.jarrowhall.org.uk/