Walk with the animals in Catthorpe

Everyone is welcome to open farm event.
Everyone is welcome to open farm event.

Families are invited to have a fun and fascinating day at the farm in Catthorpe.

Manor Farm will join hundreds of others on June 5 for Open Farm Sunday.

Now in its 11th year, this annual event organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is a unique opportunity to discover the world of farming.

It runs from 10am – 4pm, admission is free with a small charge for some actvities.

Visitors can enjoy farm tours, see tractors and machinery, ‘meet the farmer’, see animals, quiz, bouncy castle, face painting, barbecue and Paint & Glaze.

Matthew Grindal, farmer at Manor farm said: “There is a lot to discover about the world of farming – so do come and join us on Open Farm Sunday and find out more.”

All the animals are traditionally reared and are fed on crops grown on the farm.

Annabel Shackleton, Open Farm Sunday manager said: “Open Farm Sunday showcases all types of farming and offers an informative and enjoyable day out for everyone, young and old alike.

“It is vital that we all support our farmers and understand more about the work they do. For example, did you know that farmers grow crops for generating heat and power, cosmetics, perfume and even medicine, as well as producing wool for clothing and fibre for insulation and building materials? And of course, don’t forget that the majority of the nutritious and delicious food we enjoy each day has been grown or produced on British farms – ranging from meat and dairy products, to fruit and vegetables, cereals, eggs and oil.”