If you follow me on Twitter, it will have been hard to miss me chirping on about this national event. Farms up and down the UK open to the public, allow free entry (or reduced in some cases) and put on activities for one day only. It’s all in aid of discovering the story behind our food and supporting British farmers. We opted to visit Sacrewell Farm and I was eager to share our experience with you.
When we first arrived (at around 11am), the car parks were rammed and there were easily 100 people queuing ahead of us. This is something to bear in mind when we go to this event next year. The early bird catches the worm as they say..At this particular farm, there is plenty to keep kids of all ages amused. Today the park was bursting at the seams with over excited tots and the tractor rides were all booked up well into the afternoon. There was also a slightly scary looking model cow that you could practise your ‘milking’ skills on..
A firm favourite that encouraged big crowds was the Lamb Racing! We were given cards which related to one particular racing sheep, who we cheered for as they passed by. We had ‘Miranda’ who indicated she wasn’t having the best day when she got her head caught in the fence after a feeding frenzy just before the race kicked off. Yeah, she didn’t win..
As nap time for Savvy Baby drew closer, we took a quick trip to the water mill, the beautiful gardens, we had a peek at the pond and then stopped by to wave goodbye to some of the residents..This is a fab event which I would encourage you to pop in your diaries for next year. It’s a great, educational and fun day out for the kids. If nothing else, it tires them out!
Did you visit a farm today?