Open Farm Sunday on 12 June 2022, allowing free access to real working farms all over the country – the perfect day out for your family.
Bored of scouring the internet, looking for free or mega cheap things to do to keep your family entertained?
Most things I come across cost an arm and a leg so we just don’t bother.
But, just occasionally, a total gem of a FREE day out appears!
Open Farm Sunday
On 12 June 2022, farms up and down the UK are opening their doors to the general public for the Great British Farm Day.
Each year since 2006, working farms have welcomed more than two million people to see what really happens in the world of farming.
You’ll be able to get an understanding of food and how farming affects our everyday lives but, more importantly, the kids will have great fun taking part in demonstrations, displays and meeting some farm animals.
What can you do during Open Farm Sunday?
Each farm works in a different way and will have different facilities.
Depending on the farm, you will be able to:
- Meet the animals
- See machinery demonstrations
- Go on a hosted farm tour
- Watch static machinery display
- Have tractor and trailer rides
- Enjoy self-guided walks
- Visit the farm shop and fresh produce
- Understand science in farming
While this is usually a free event, some farms will ask for a small donation as an entry. This doesn’t go to the farm but is given to charities.
In 2017, an estimated £80,000 was raised at LEAF Open Farm Sunday for charities such as LEAF, Air Ambulance, RABI, cancer charities, as well as local schools and churches.
Do check the details of your local farm before you head out as each one offers different facilities.
Some will allow you to bring your dog, some will have better wheelchair accessibility than others, and some will have catering on-site (if you forget your picnic).
Virtual farm visits
If you won’t be able to make a day out this year, why not catch up with farms virtually.
There are four farms that have been followed over the seasons, and you can catch up with recorded content of life on a farm.
Open Farm Sunday Photo Competition
Wanna win an ASDA gift card? 🙂
Take part in the LEAF Open Farm Sunday photo competition, and you’ve got a chance to win one of three £25 ASDA gift cards.
You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take part.
Capture some shots while you’re out at a farm and share your pictures on Instagram, using the hashtag #OpenFarmSunday within the text of the Instagram post.
Details of the 2022 competition should be released closer to the time.
The full terms and conditions of the competition can be found here.
Like comps? Check this out: How I’ve Won £20k Entering Free Competitions (& How You Can Too)