Another popular Wolverhampton attraction has been praised by online travel guide Trip Advisor.

Northycote Farm has joined West Park and Bantock House Museum in being given the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award, presented to sites that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews at Type=links;Linkid=3354;Title=TripAdvisor;Target=_blank;.

To receive the award, attractions must meet a range of criteria, including maintaining an overall rating of 4 out of 5.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "I'm really pleased that Northycote Farm has received this accolade from TripAdvisor.

"Northycote is a fantastic, year round attraction for all the family, and it is clearly well loved by visitors young and old."

He added: "Northycote, West Park and Bantock House Museum have all now received the Certificate of Excellence award, which is a fantastic endorsement of the quality of our local attractions."

Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business, said: "TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional sites for consistent excellence.

"The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most - their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience."

The Tudor Northycote Farm, which is more than 400 years old, is steeped in history. Today, visitors can come face to face with a range of livestock, including Norfolk black turkeys, geese, chickens, ducks and guinea fowl, Shropshire sheep, Hereford cattle and pigs.

There are many informal walks through the country park, giving people the chance to spot a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat, and a popular tea room selling a wide range of hot and cold refreshments.

Northycote also hosts regular events throughout the year, including Easter Egg trails, May Day celebrations, the Town and Country Show, a harvest festival and Halloween and Christmas themed activities. The farmhouse itself is open to the public for tours and special events.

  • released: Thursday 26 June, 2014