Experience Open Farm Sunday In The Beauty Of The North York Moors
Farms across Yorkshire and the UK will be throwing their gates open on 10 June as they welcome the public for Open Farm Sunday.
In the North York Moors National Park, Stonebeck Gate Farm at Little Fryup, near Danby, will be giving visitors the opportunity to experience life on a working moorland farm. This fantastic, family day out will include sheepdog and gundog trials, as well as displays of sheep shearing, drystone walling and farming machinery. Members of the National Park team from the nearby Moors National Park Centre will also be there with activities for children including a ‘spot the sheepdogs’ trail, craft activities and the opportunity to become a ‘Young Ranger’ by helping with stile and bridge building. Doors open at 12noon until 4pm and refreshments will be available.
Sally Ann Smith, Gallery Curator and Events Co-ordinator at the North York Moors National Park Authority, said:
“Taking part in Open Farm Sunday is always a highlight of our summer. It’s entertaining for kids and grownups alike but also increases awareness of where our food comes from and the hard work that goes into producing it. Farmers play an instrumental role in the upkeep of the North York Moors, helping to maintain its landscape and support and encourage a diverse range of wildlife.”
Towards the south of National Park, Stepney Hill Farm, near Scarborough, and Wildon Grange, near Thirsk, will also be opening their doors as part of the national open day.
At Stepney Hill Farm, visitors can meet the animals and take a tractor and trailer ride, in addition to enjoying nature walks, children’s entertainment and a hog roast. There will also be a licensed bar with local beers, and the family’s own butcher shop and tea room will be open all day.
At Wildon Grange, a working dairy and arable farm, you can visit the calves, watch cows being milked and observe a veterinary display.
Each of these events is free to attend. For more information about opening times and exhibitions, please visit https://farmsunday.org.
Experience Open Farm Sunday In The Beauty Of The North York Moors, 31st May 2018, 14:42 PM