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Open Farm Sunday 2019

Open Farm Sunday 

Sunday 9th June 2019


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
  • GPS-tractor in demonstration
  • Welly wanging
  • Hereford cattle
  • Animal corner
  • Animaldoodles drawing competition (see below for entry details)
  • Sheep shearing
  • Forestry
  • Pond dipping
  • Soil sampling
  • Learn about bees
  • Grafitti wall
  • Meet Bryn  the shire horse
  • Blacksmithing demo

ANIMALDOODLES! - Primary School Drawing Competition

This year we are very excited to be running a drawing competition for local Primary School children. All entries will be displayed at the Open Farm Sunday event, 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 be 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.