Each year, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) manages an Open Farm Sunday where farms across the country welcome members of the public onto their farm to see what goes on behind the scenes.
Each farm hosts the day as it sees fit based on their own specialities and workings, and activities may include walks, nature trails, meeting the animals, demonstrations and farmers market.
We’ve pulled together a list of the local Cheshire farms taking part in Open Farm Sunday 2019 (9th June) and what their day will entail. Enjoy!
Local Cheshire Farms taking part in Open Farm Sunday
🐄 Hilltop Farm, Aston by Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NG 🐄
T: 01606 891536
11am to 2.30pm
Event cost: Free
See what happens in an average day in the life of a dairy cow. Meet some of the stars of our herd up close and enjoy an hourly milking demonstration. You can also see some of the younger animals in their natural habitat and being fed. There will be vet tours and we are hoping to have other farm animals not normally found at Hilltop for youngsters to see. There will also be stands from local Cheshire young farmers where there will be games for kids and you can have a sit on some of our tractors.
🐑 Riverside Organic, Shipbrook Hill Farm, , Manor Lane, Whatcroft, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 7RH, United Kingdom 🐑
T: 01606 46258
10:30am – 4pm
Event cost: Free
Learn about organic farming, farm machinery on display, hand feeding lambs, tractor rides, petting animals, chickens, pigs, goats, market, face painting, play area, bbq, live music.
🐂 Trevor’s Close Farm, Dark Lane, Gawsworth, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK119QZ , United Kingdom 🐂
T: 01625 423987
11 am till 4 pm
Event cost: Free entry, but other charges apply (BBQ )
See where we milk the cows and store the milk and the pasteurisation process that takes place before the milk is put into bottles. Meet the cows and calves and see what the cows eat. We’ll have modern and vintage tractors on display and tractor and trailer rides to see where the cows graze through the summer.