Open Farm Sunday on 10th June 2018 (Free entry to 100's of farms throughout the UK)
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Open Farm Sunday on 10th June 2018 (Free entry to 100's of farms throughout the UK)

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We do this every year and it's a fab free day out for the family.

Following this link you can find your local / nearest farm. More farms will be added between now and June too, so keep checking, especially nearer to the day.

The vast majority are free although a few do charge a small admission fee.

Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s annual open day. A day when hundreds of farmers all over the country welcome visitors onto their farms to discover the world of farming.

Visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday on 10th June 2018 and discover the world of farming. Find out about the story behind our food and how farming affects our everyday lives.

Each Open Farm Sunday event is unique. Activities range from machinery displays, tractor and trailer rides, through to demonstrations, nature walks and more!

Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in


2006, over 1000 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed people onto their farm for one Sunday each year. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food and managing the countryside.
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Will we be able to see the 12 foot high genetically modified chickens in the big sheds?
I bet they won't be showing calves being taken away from mothers for milk etc
Zuulan14 h, 35 m ago

Let's hope they don't show the slaughtering to the children. Ignorance has …Let's hope they don't show the slaughtering to the children. Ignorance has it's place.


On the contrary, everyone should see where their `food` comes from and is really treated.
Tom101111033 m ago

Type in your postcode and read the description written by the farm you're …Type in your postcode and read the description written by the farm you're interested in visiting. For instance my nearest one says that you can just turn up, however as they'll have a BBQ running they'd appreciate it if you called in advance just so they can take a guess at numbers.


Hmmm, if they're having a BBQ and larger than expected numbers turn up could they not just throw another cow on?
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Thanks so much for posting. I will certainly be taking my boys along to a couple around Norwich
I did this last year, lots of fun. You had to pay for some activities- bouncy castles, tractor rides but excellent day out for fa
thanks
thanks for this
Not many around my area this year, probably because farmers are behind in planting and are working flat out.
Will we be able to see the 12 foot high genetically modified chickens in the big sheds?
Thank you, will take a look. I did take my children around 4 years ago and they loved it - especially the older ones with the welly throwing.
I bet they won't be showing calves being taken away from mothers for milk etc
Do you have to pre book or just turn up on the day? I had a look on the website but couldn't see any information. Thanks
Thank you for posting. We did this last year and had a great day out
stacey112820 m ago

Do you have to pre book or just turn up on the day? I had a look on the …Do you have to pre book or just turn up on the day? I had a look on the website but couldn't see any information. Thanks


Just turn up. The farms open for free to the general public
Fun day out last year, will be going again.
stacey11281 h, 8 m ago

Do you have to pre book or just turn up on the day? I had a look on the …Do you have to pre book or just turn up on the day? I had a look on the website but couldn't see any information. Thanks


Type in your postcode and read the description written by the farm you're interested in visiting. For instance my nearest one says that you can just turn up, however as they'll have a BBQ running they'd appreciate it if you called in advance just so they can take a guess at numbers.
Tom101111033 m ago

Type in your postcode and read the description written by the farm you're …Type in your postcode and read the description written by the farm you're interested in visiting. For instance my nearest one says that you can just turn up, however as they'll have a BBQ running they'd appreciate it if you called in advance just so they can take a guess at numbers.


Hmmm, if they're having a BBQ and larger than expected numbers turn up could they not just throw another cow on?
Do not feed swans with beef burgers...
Let's hope they don't show the slaughtering to the children. Ignorance has it's place.
jamgin4 h, 20 m ago

Will we be able to see the 12 foot high genetically modified chickens in …Will we be able to see the 12 foot high genetically modified chickens in the big sheds?


"Why am I so big?!"
Great.ThX op.heat
LEXIE5517 h, 48 m ago

Not many around my area this year, probably because farmers are behind in …Not many around my area this year, probably because farmers are behind in planting and are working flat out.


I'd check the list of farms nearer to the date - not all farms will have registered yet.
Not so good for the people living in Northern Ireland as there doesn't seem to be any here.
NOTHING IN THE WEST SUSSEX, ARUN AREA.....AGAIN, yet farmers want us to support them or they just want to sell their farms to developers and destroy the area
Al_Bundy16 m ago

Not so good for the people living in Northern Ireland as there doesn't …Not so good for the people living in Northern Ireland as there doesn't seem to be any here.



Don't worry, Northern Ireland has their own 'open farm' event.

openfarmweekend.com/vis…rm/

Hope you find one near you.
Edited by: "milk2gogo" 9th May
Zuulan14 h, 35 m ago

Let's hope they don't show the slaughtering to the children. Ignorance has …Let's hope they don't show the slaughtering to the children. Ignorance has it's place.


On the contrary, everyone should see where their `food` comes from and is really treated.
tel33313 m ago

NOTHING IN THE WEST SUSSEX, ARUN AREA.....AGAIN, yet farmers want us to …NOTHING IN THE WEST SUSSEX, ARUN AREA.....AGAIN, yet farmers want us to support them or they just want to sell their farms to developers and destroy the area


Goodwood Home Farm, PO18 0QF ?
farmsunday.org/vis…863


I help out at the nearest 'open-farm' ... 55 miles away!
We can't open our own farm as the Highways Agency won't let us! The farm entrance opens onto a very busy dual carriageway.
-xn19 h, 15 m ago

I bet they won't be showing calves being taken away from mothers for milk …I bet they won't be showing calves being taken away from mothers for milk etc



Calves are not turned into milk. They are either bred for meat, not many dairy bulls are, turned into dog food or the females are taken to breed.
0 in Northern Ireland
Scaurus55 h, 10 m ago

On the contrary, everyone should see where their `food` comes from and is …On the contrary, everyone should see where their `food` comes from and is really treated.



True, true.
-xn8th May

I bet they won't be showing calves being taken away from mothers for milk …I bet they won't be showing calves being taken away from mothers for milk etc



rolls eyes.....
Thanks. Shared on my Facebook too should anyone be after a free day out to end the half term. Thank you
This sort of rubbish going on when plenty of information is filtering into mainstream media about animal agriculture contributing to >50% of green house gases, the horrible state of the dairy industry andhorrible conditions of slaughter houses.

Let's believe the fantasy that dairy cows just produce milk and then live happy lives roaming around in the sunshine.

People need to wake up.
Scaurus59th May

On the contrary, everyone should see where their `food` comes from and is …On the contrary, everyone should see where their `food` comes from and is really treated.


I trust you'll be taking your kids to a slaughterhouse to show them the 'humane' killing too then.
Excellent, day out for the kids sorted.
bready1 h, 33 m ago

This sort of rubbish going on when plenty of information is filtering into …This sort of rubbish going on when plenty of information is filtering into mainstream media about animal agriculture contributing to >50% of green house gases, the horrible state of the dairy industry andhorrible conditions of slaughter houses.Let's believe the fantasy that dairy cows just produce milk and then live happy lives roaming around in the sunshine.People need to wake up.


Yup! I think you definitely need to visit a dairy farm & see for yourself - instead of believing the lies peddled on the internet.
milk2gogo1 h, 50 m ago

Yup! I think you definitely need to visit a dairy farm & see for yourself …Yup! I think you definitely need to visit a dairy farm & see for yourself - instead of believing the lies peddled on the internet.


Lol, says the person with a vested interest in keeping the nasty side of dairy hidden away.

Search for "dairy is scary" on YouTube.
ZeBadger2 h, 7 m ago

Lol, says the person with a vested interest in keeping the nasty side of …Lol, says the person with a vested interest in keeping the nasty side of dairy hidden away.Search for "dairy is scary" on YouTube.



Yes, & that's exactly why everyone is being invited along to our farms to see for themselves.

The 'dairy is scary' video is horrific collection of the very worst, most extreme clips of (mostly American) animal abuse & that is certainly not the norm in British dairy farming.

The best ever, most comprehensive reply I've ever seen to the "Dairy is Scary" video is this ... dairyfarmers.ca/far…t … I can't argue with any of it!

As in all walks of life there is good & bad, but since dairy farming is the most legislated sector of British agriculture, these instances of poor animal welfare are very rare.

Come along on June 10th & see for yourselves, please!
milk2gogo2 h, 48 m ago

Yes, & that's exactly why everyone is being invited along to our farms to …Yes, & that's exactly why everyone is being invited along to our farms to see for themselves. The 'dairy is scary' video is horrific collection of the very worst, most extreme clips of (mostly American) animal abuse & that is certainly not the norm in British dairy farming.The best ever, most comprehensive reply I've ever seen to the "Dairy is Scary" video is this ... https://www.dairyfarmers.ca/farmers-voice/farming/milk-myths-debunked-dairy-is-scary-or-not … I can't argue with any of it!As in all walks of life there is good & bad, but since dairy farming is the most legislated sector of British agriculture, these instances of poor animal welfare are very rare.Come along on June 10th & see for yourselves, please!


That link confirms that cows are
1) sexually assaulted by humans (marketing term : artificial insemination)
2) the reason for artificial insemination is not to do with strength and health, it is to do with profitability.
3) it also confirms that calves are indeed taken away from their mothers after 1-2 days
4) animal welfare isn't the number 1 priority of dairy farms, making a profit is.
5) That is why dairy cows get sent to slaughter just 5-6 years into their 20-25 year lifespan,
6) and male calves are killed at a few days old or months old if they get chosen for veal.
facebook.com/the…83/

Further to this,
1) common sense says that we shouldn't be breastfeeding past toddler age,
2) especially from another species.
3) If anyone reads between the line of nutrition advice, hardly anywhere says that milk is good for you. They mostly say "we need calcium for strong bones" and "milk is a good source of calcium". They don't mention that the countries with the highest dairy consumption also have the highest incidences of osteoporosis. The theory behind this is that milk is acidic. The body leeches calcium out of your bones to neutralise the acidity.
4) there is growing evidence that animal protein is very bad for your heart and can increase the chances of getting chronic heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.
bready3rd Jun

I trust you'll be taking your kids to a slaughterhouse to show them the …I trust you'll be taking your kids to a slaughterhouse to show them the 'humane' killing too then.


Ive shown them the videos, hence one has given up eating animal meat.
The numbers of farms gets less and less each year. None near me now. Two yrs ago was 5 within 2miles
tnucboy3 h, 43 m ago

The numbers of farms gets less and less each year. None near me now. Two …The numbers of farms gets less and less each year. None near me now. Two yrs ago was 5 within 2miles



It is a shame that not all areas can be covered, but opening up your farm to the public takes a lot of committment & effort on behalf of the farmer.
As belts have had to be tightened fewer farmers maybe have the time to commit to do this. It takes a lot of help from friends & neighbours to get ready & organise things on the day.
Do you guys know of any good farm worth visiting around (or easy to reach by public transport) London?

We've gone to a few free/small ones but is there any other worth going in this event if you know?
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