Sunday 17th June - grear day out with the family.
On Sun 17 June, over 300 working farms all over the UK will open their gates to the public.
Expect to see activities like pig racing, scarecrow making, pond dipping and maybe some chicks hatching! Some guided tours and tractor rides will also be available at certain farms.
It's a great day out for Father's Day.
You can see if a local farm is participating using this Farm Finder.
Most are free to walk in, though some require you to book ahead and may charge a fee (£1.50-£5.00) or ask for a donation. So it's best to double check the Open Farm Sunday website and call ahead to check before you go. You may also need to check whether the event's still happening if there has been bad weather around the time.
What do I get? Entry to over 300 farms. Open Farm Sunday is an annual event, now in its seventh year, organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming). It aims to help you discover how farmers grow your food and look after the countryside.
The detail: Remember to take wellies and a sun hat if it's warm!
Open Farm Sunday is a fantastic project which has seen hundreds of farmers across the UK opening up their farm for one Sunday each year since 2006! It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer.
Take time to listen to the birds, soak up the scenery, experience the smells of the farmyard and really get in touch with the land that feeds us. So come and feed your senses on Open Farm Sunday.
Each event is unique with its own activities - based around the farm’s own individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor and trailer rides, pond dipping, activities for children, a mini farmers market or picnics.
tip from martin on mse