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Open Farm Sunday on 11th June 2017 (Free entry to 100's of farms throughout the UK)
Open Farm Sunday on 11th June 2017 (Free entry to 100's of farms throughout the UK)

Open Farm Sunday on 11th June 2017 (Free entry to 100's of farms throughout the UK)

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

I've popped a link in post 1 so you can find your local / nearest farm.

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 11th June 2017 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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fes37

any chance of picking up some free manure on these day?


Try your local UKIP candidate, or the Tory - they'll have plenty.
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Original Poster mod

have been a few times generally great fun for the little ones (especially if they like tractors!)

I can't find any farms in Ambridge on there...

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Mattio

I can't find any farms in Ambridge on there...


Just checked and Brian Aldridge is hosting an event at Hope Farm

Perfect for my boys to see young farm animals at this time of the year. Thanks OP!

Looks good, thanks for the info.

Voted hot, but I won't miss these farm visits now my boy is older!

heat

any chance of picking up some free manure on these day?

fes37

any chance of picking up some free manure on these day?


Try your local UKIP candidate, or the Tory - they'll have plenty.

Thanks for this. Forgot all about it. We usually go and have a great day out with the family

Great my local farm has a brand new combine harvester but they won't give me the keys

A farmers definition of a small fee may differ significantly to mine,.

Can I milk a bull.?

Newbold

Try your local UKIP candidate, or the Tory - they'll have plenty.


Did you mean S**T as the manure has lots of usage and benefits for the soil rejuvenation

Great for my little animals to see the little animals.

will be nice and packed then

thomasleep

A farmers definition of a small fee may differ significantly to mine,.


They only get small subsidies

If you are child free then some vineyards are also getting involved in this, with free tours and wine tasting sessions

gardentools

If you are child free then some vineyards are also getting involved in … If you are child free then some vineyards are also getting involved in this, with free tours and wine tasting sessions



Amen to that. Wife and children will have preloaded on altar wine earlier in the morning too. Win win

Great link, however when I went via the link is "visit farm" post to this farm I found out it has an entry fee (50p) so not all are free. Though 50p wouldn't stop me from going but its nice to check because like myself not many folks carry cash these days.


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Forget it just read the full text in deal lol

Edited by: "fwd079" 9th May

how to make a booking or just walk in?

thanks for this

The local farm near me is free but they ask for donations.

If they charge a fee then they have to get all extra insurance etc. A donation stops this

The big question is does one visit Brian & Adam or David, Ruth & Pip? They are Real , yes they are!!!!

andywedge

Just checked and Brian Aldridge is hosting an event at Hope Farm



Don't be ridiculous of course they all are even Barrow Farm but won't be visiting them ...

There are hardly any farms in east anglia this year, such a shame, event seems to be going down hill.

andywedge

.....11th June 20176.....



Relax boys and girls, we still have a bit of time.
Edited by: "rand0m" 9th May

paulw123

There are hardly any farms in east anglia this year, such a shame, event … There are hardly any farms in east anglia this year, such a shame, event seems to be going down hill.


Don't think all the farms are on the list just yet - I'd check nearer the date.

There'll certainly be around 60 Arla dairy farms expecting visitors on June 11th. They'll be listed here - arlafoods.co.uk/ove…arm ... when the website gets updated! (_;)

I helped out last year & had a geat time talking to everyone about what we do on a dairy farm & the products we make. Really looking forward to this year!

Where is the list of farms please? Am in Devon xx

anewman

They only get small subsidies


and that is relevant how?

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Sonicsam

Where is the list of farms please? Am in Devon xx


There's a link in post 1

Just dont forget your wellies and a dab of lynx

How do u take advantage of this "deal". Just walk in and if they charge a small fee,pay for it,if not,just walk in free,dont have to do anything online?Or do u have to register??

linhang90

How do u take advantage of this "deal". Just walk in and if they charge a … How do u take advantage of this "deal". Just walk in and if they charge a small fee,pay for it,if not,just walk in free,dont have to do anything online?Or do u have to register??


Check the opening times & other details on line, a few days before June 11th (just incase there's been some changes) & then just turn up!

milk2gogo

Check the opening times & other details on line, a few days before June … Check the opening times & other details on line, a few days before June 11th (just incase there's been some changes) & then just turn up!



Ok just turn up with 50p in case haha thanks

linhang90

Ok just turn up with 50p in case haha thanks


I've heard of farming colleges 'charge' entrance, but genuine farms might only ask for a donation to charity, eg local air ambulance.

It should be a good day out - a chance to see where your food comes from, find out how it all works & an opportunity to ask questions.
.. & if you go to an Arla dairy farm there'll be lots of 'free' samples of our lovely Arla dairy products too!

Thank you, I took my children a few years ago now and they all enjoyed it - welly throwing and all! We managed to go along to two different farms on the day. I will have a look to see where the nearest one is to me this year.

Sonicsam

Where is the list of farms please? Am in Devon xx



Try this link:
https://farmsunday.org/visit-a-farm/search?location=Exeter%2C+Devon%2C+UK&region=
I live in Exeter and we went to West Town Farm and also Quicke's Farm.

linhang90

Ok just turn up with 50p in case haha thanks


my local farm charges £3 for everyone 3 years old and above which include trailer ride around the farm.
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