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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Free day out on the farm - Open Farm Sunday -June 12 2011

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 and let me know if you are planning on going.  It sounds great to me and I think my children would love this.


  1. We're hoping to go to one of the 3 farms open in our area.

    Thank you so much, would never had know about it if it hadn't been for you.

    Sft x

  2. I'd never heard of it before until I passed a sign but it sounds like it has been going for a while. I'm sure more people would love to go if they knew of it. Have a good time if you make it to one x