On our way down to Somerset last saturday I spotted a sign about an open farm day. Returning today I have looked it up and found about this great initiative where farms across the UK open to the public free of charge on 12 June as a part of Open Farm Sunday.
The website provides a summary of all participating farms and the events that they are hosting. Most are putting on tours and additional activities for children.
The most local one to us describes it's activities as follows:
"11am til 4pm Farm Walk See Buffalo,Sheep and Pigs, Sheep Shearing, Sausage Making, Beehive visits, Wildlife and bird spotting Barbeque all day Farm shop open Fun activities and donations in aid of local charity. Free entry and parking"
Each farm will differ in times and activites but all are FREE!
As these are all working farms they don't seem to generally allow dogs which is understandable and sensible footwear is also recommended.
Check out your nearest farm on www.farmsunday.org and let me know if you are planning on going. It sounds great to me and I think my children would love this.