A slice of life down on your local farm
Head for the great outdoors and learn how cattle, crops and more are cared for on your local farm. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, the event, organised by Linking Environment and Farming, has grown rapidly, with more than 1,000 farmers across the country opening their gates each year.
Activities and times differ from one farm to the next, but may include walks, tractor rides, demonstrations and mini farmers market. Those taking part on 11 June include The College of West Anglia in Milton, College Farm in Duxford, Hope Farm in Knapwell and Monach Farm in Hilton.
At College Farm there’s plenty to see and do, all for free. As well as a display of static vintage and modern machinery, visitors can take a farm tour, opt for tractor and trailer rides, watch a bee-keeping display and look at some metal detecting finds uncovered on the estate.
The farm covers 2,800 acres and grows potatoes and onions for major supermarkets, plus cereals, oilseed rape, peas and sugar beet.
It’s on Grange Road, Duxford, and the event runs from 2pm to 5pm.