Don’t lie in next Sunday (June 8). Dig out your wellies and head along to one of the 300 farms country-wide taking part in Open Farm Sunday.
The day – co-ordinated by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) – aims to give the public a behind-the-gates look at what exactly happens on a working farm.
You can hear and see the positive steps farmers are taking to keep the shops stocked with quality British produce, ensure a thriving rural economy, and keep it alive with wildlife.
It’s also a chance to spend a day in the fresh air!
Each event will include activities based around the host farm’s own individual story and what it does best.
Features during the day could include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor trailer rides, pond dipping, activities for kids, mini farmers market or picnics.
The first Open Farm Sunday in 2006 welcomed around 30,000 visitors. Since then, Open Farm Sunday has achieved visitor numbers of over 100,000 each year and last year had a record 200,000 visitors.
To date over one million people have attended Open Farm Sunday events since it began.
Where to go
- Canon Court Farm, Milborne Port, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5AD
- Dewflock Farm, Winterborne Monkton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8NP, Telephone: 07989 434907
- Stevens Farm, Martinstown, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9JR Telephone: 01305 889485
- Field Barn Farm, Puddleton Road, Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, Dorset DT11 0HT
- Fancys Family Farm Glacis, New Ground, Portland, Dorset DT5 1FR Telephone: 01305823415 Website: fancysfarm.co.uk
- Tarrant Crawford & Abbey Farms, Blandford, Dorset DT11 9HY Telephone: 07818000594
- Middlebere and Hartlands Farms, Hartland Moor, Norden, Purbeck, Dorset BH20 5DX
- Washingpool Farm, North Allington, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5HP Telephone: 01308 459549 Website: washingpool.co.uk
- Honeybrook Farm, Cranborne Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 4JD Telephone: 01202881120
- Myncen Farm, 83 Minchington, Blandford Forum, Dorset, Dorset DT11 8DH Telephone: 01725 552715
- Pound Farm, Cranborne Farms, Pound Farm, Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5RN. Telephone: 01725 517310
- More information at farmsunday.org