Everything is geared towards learning through play at Adventure Valley’s Day Nursery and Pre-School.

As well as spending time in the new Nursery building and private gardens, children also visit Adventure Valley daily to pet the farm animals, ride the tractor and trailer ride or become ‘real’ buccaneers on board the pirate ship.

We use a teaching style called ‘Planning in the Moment’.  It allows our team to create a learning opportunity from any activity or toy. They won’t know they are being taught –  they are just having fun!


Ratio 1:3 – From 6 weeks to 24 months

A safe, caring and stimulating environment has been created in our purpose-built Baby and Pre-Toddler Rooms. Combining movement, sound, colour and touch, babies are encouraged to explore and develop. We strive to mirror the feeding routines, nappy changes and sleep routines you use at home and we supply all nappies, wipes, and formula milk free of charge. 

Outdoors, your child will also enjoy a dedicated area in our Nursery gardens with visits to the animals on-site at Adventure Valley.




Ratio 1:4 – From 24 to 36 months

More structured than the Baby Room, every activity in the Toddler Room is considered a fun learning opportunity. Like our other rooms, activities take place within the Nursery building, private garden or on supervised to Adventure Valley.

Toddlers are encouraged to enjoy early maths, develop their language skills, participate in creative play and learn to relax at story time. We will also work closely with you to complement your potty training!


Ratio 1:8 – From 3 to 5 years

Preparing your child for school, we follow the key stages of the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can expect Pre-School to be full of rich learning experiences, with free-flow between the setting and the garden, as well as daily supervised visits to Adventure Valley to visit the animals.


Preview Events

Preview Tours

Book a Showround of our brand new Day Nursery & Pre-School by filling out the form below or by calling 0191 384 5540. We will then be in touch to reconfirm your appointment.

We are also hosting an Enrolment Week during February Half Term (17th – 21st Feb). If you would like to attend please fill out the form below and do not forget to ask about our 4 weeks free childcare offer (T&C’s apply.). On Saturday 22nd February there will be an Open Day running from 11AM to 2PM, where you are more than welcome to pop in.

Fill in your details below to register your interest in attending our Enrolment Week, upon completing the form a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your booking.

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Fill in your details below to book a showround of the Day Nursery & Pre-School. Shortly afterwards you will receive a confirmation email.

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Meet the childcare team and explore the new Day Nursery and Pre-School! Book now to attend our Open Day on the 7 March 2020.

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Contact Us

New Enquiries

Please contact Vicki Willis on:
0191 384 5540


Find Us

Adventure Valley is located in Brasside, easily reached by car and the 62 Arriva Bus (which runs directly to Adventure Valley).

Adventure Valley Day Nursery
and Pre-School

Adventure Valley, Union Hall Farm
Brasside, Durham, DH1 5SG



The European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development:
Europe investing in rural areas.

Union Hall Farm Children’s Nursery
Day Nursery & Pre School