There’s so much to see and do as part of Open Farm Sunday, from displays and tours to the chance to say hello to the animals
Fun on the farm Families across Britain will be heading into the countryside for Open Farm Sunday on 8 June. It’s a great day out – so why don’t you join them? At Asda, we know that supporting British farmers is important to our customers, which is why we’re a leading sponsor and supporter of Open Farm Sunday (OFS) through Asda Community Life. On 8 June, hundreds of farms across the country will open their gates to the public for OFS. It gives families the opportunity to get out into the countryside, meet farm animals and learn about where their food comes from. And the good news is most events are free!
than 200,000 people visiting farms during last year’s OFS. And research from the charity LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) shows that one in three British families has visited a farm in the past 12 months.
HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE Most OFS events are held at working farms, but you can also visit city farms, smallholdings and even farms run by schools. A dairy farm will be very diferent to a farm that produces crops, for example, so each visit will be unique. Some FARM FAVOURITES William Race, 10, from Buckinghamshire put on a full day of ‘What better family activities, from nature trails and tractor outing is there than one spent on a rides, to meeting farm in our beautiful countryside?’ lambs and calves says Pearce Hughes, our Agricultural or watching milking. Development Manager. ‘And this It’s a great outing year’s open day looks like being even for the whole family bigger and better than ever before.’ – plan your trip at The annual event has been a hit farmsunday.org now. since its launch in 2006, with more
‘Open Farm Sunday is great. I met the animals, rode on a tractor and learned how food grows’
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And there’s more…
l Go to farmsunday.org to learn about walks, nature trails and other great events at farms throughout the year. You can also get information about OFS and fnd your nearest participating farm. l Check whether your child’s school is getting involved in Open Farm School Days. From 2-13 June, many farms are hosting school group visits to help kids learn about where their food comes from. l Find out more about farming with LEAF’s virtualfarmwalk.org – an online tour with loads to do. l Fancy a holiday on a farm? For B&B and self-catering breaks, see farmstay.co.uk
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