LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day. Visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday on 10th June 2018 and discover the world of farming. Find out about the story behind our food and how farming affects our everyday lives.
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.
Each event is unique based around the farm’s individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor and trailer rides, demonstrations, pond dipping, activities for children, a mini farmers market or farm shop.
There are 4 farms within 10 miles of Crawley opening their doors (or gates!) to the public and all are free*.
Hill House Farm, Dorking
Open 11am to 3pm
Visitors will be invited to walk around the farm and see the pigs, sheep and lambs. Guided tour of on-site catering facility. See the collection of steam road vehicles. Purchase locally made produce.
Bowerhill Farm, Nutfield
Farm conservation walk. Starts at 11am.
Cockhaise Farm, Haywards Heath
Open 11am to 4pm
Plenty of local food and drink, tours around the dairy farm, tractor and trailer rides, sheep shearing, milking time. Free entry but all donations to the Bevern Trust will be gratefully received.
Tablehurst Farm, Forest Row
Open 9.30am until mid-afternoon
Café open for bacon rolls, coffee and cake from 9.30am. Guided farm tour begins at 11am, visiting the pigs, vegetable garden, and beef cattle, ending in a barbecue lunch and hot drinks back at the farm café. Farm shop open for purchase of farm produce.
For full details of local farms participating in Open Farm Sunday, click here.
LEAF Open Farm Sunday Website
*Open Farm Sunday is free to attend but there may be charges for refreshments or certain activities.