On the 5th June, Bonterre joined in ‘Open Farm Sunday’ and opened its gates to the general public. It was a huge success with over 300 visitors to the farm.
The day was designed to be both practical and educational offering visitors a look at what we do at the farm and how the farm works on a daily basis, this included a farm tour on our tractor carriage giving less abled people a chance to have a good look around. Visitors were also invited to join in the activities we had on offer including jewellery making, scarecrow building and even a bit of welly wanging.
The feedback was fabulous and the day was truly enjoyed by all. A BIG thank you to all our volunteers for all your hard work before, during and after the event as without you it wouldn’t of been such a great success.
About Open Farm Sunday
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 1000 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 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 and managing the countryside.
Take time to listen to the birds, soak up the scenery, experience the smells of the farmyard and really get in touch with the land that feeds us. So, come and feed your senses on Open Farm Sunday.
Each event is unique with its own activities – based around the farm’s own individual story. Activities during the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor and trailer rides, pond dipping, activities for children, a mini farmers market or picnics.
2015 was a record breaking year, click here to read all about the amazing numbers and stats from 2015 in our Sharing Successes report. A huge well done to everyone involved!