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Open Farm Sunday 2018

Open Farm Sunday 

Sunday 10th June 2018


About the Event

National Open Farm Sunday is here again and we are very pleased to be opening up our organic Pound Farm on the Holme Lacy Campus. The event is a great day out for all the family and an opportunity to learn all about farming and environment as well as having lots of fun along the way. There will be locally-sourced refreshments for the day and a wide variety of activities and demonstrations including:

  • Tractor & trailer rides
  • Nature walk & scavenger hunt
  • Planting activities
  • Forestry silhouettes
  • Animal corner
  • Animaldoodles drawing competition (see below for entry details)
  • Farmer Dan Graffiti Wall
  • Forestry PPE dressing up competition
  • Welly wanging
  • Pond dipping
  • Quoits
  • Farriery demonstration
  • Blacksmithing demonstration
  • Soil sampling/soil related activity 
  • Farm livestock talk
  • Meet Bryn - Shire Horse
  • GPS-tractor demonstration
  • Machinery display
  • Hereford Beekeepers Association

To view where we are on the Open Farm Sunday map then you can click on the tractor logo shown right.

ANIMALDOODLES! - Primary School Drawing Competition

This year we are very excited to be running a drawing competition for Herefordshire Primary School children. All entries will be displayed at the Open Farm Sunday event and including the winning entry who will be selected by our judge Dan the Farmer. The winning entry will win a VIP Keeper Experience at the Holme Lacy Campus Animal Care Unit for them and their family. There will also surprise goody bags for the runners-up. It is easy to enter, just follow these simple steps below:

  1. Download the poster template HERE
  2. Draw your favourite farmyard animal with as much colour, creativity and craziness as you can
  3. Fill out your name, school and age on the poster
  4. Either post the form to the freepost address on the template or give it to your teacher to send back
  5. All entries must be received by the 6th June to be included

Good luck everyone!

About LEAF & Open Farm Sunday

LEAF 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 1600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 2 million 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, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide.