Open Farm Sunday 2018

Feeding Goats at Open Farm Sunday

SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2018

11am – 4pm

LOWER TREGINNIS FARM

ST DAVIDS

SA62 6RS

For a brilliant, free, family fun day out why not bring the family down to Lower Treginnis Farm in St Davids for Open Farm Sunday 2018, where your farming adventure begins!

Milk the goats, feed the lambs and weight the pigs with the staff at Farms for City Children, as well as exploring the healthy living zone with the Scarlets Rugby Club, Hybu Cig Cymru, Blas y Tir and the National Trust!

What is Open Farm Sunday 2018?

Open Farm Sunday 2018 will be the third annual Open Farm Sunday event held by Blas y Tir in conjunction with Farms for City Children at Lower Treginnis Farm in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. This year the event is even bigger and better, with the attendance of the Scarlets’ Rugby Community Team, Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales) and the National Trust, alongside events on the farm and lots of fun activities from Blas y Tir.

Open Farm Sunday is a national event promoted by Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) to enable children throughout Wales and the rest of the UK to visit lots of different farms and find out more about the animals, crops and machinery involved with sustainable farming in the UK. In-keeping with the National Curriculum objectives of healthy eating and sustainable farming, the day intends to provide a fun learning experience, helping children get hands on with farming and learn more about where their food comes from.

Where is Open Farm Sunday 2018?

Blas y Tir will be hosting Open Farm Sunday 2018 in partnership with ‘Farms for City Children’ at Lower Treginnis Farm near St David’s in North Pembrokeshire.

FARMS FOR CITY CHILDREN

LOWER TREGINNIS FARM,
ST DAVIDS,
HAVERFORDWEST,
PEMBROKESHIRE,
SA62 6RS

Calf at Open Farm Sunday 2016

When is Open Farm Sunday 2018?

Sunday 10th June 2018.

The event will be open between 11am – 4pm.

What activities will at Open Farm Sunday 2018?

All activities are free at Open Farm Sunday 2018, with activities including:

Scarlets Rugby!

Sustainability Station

Healthy Living Zone

Milking the Goats

Feeding the Pigs

National Trust Adventures

Bottle Feed the Lambs

Bottle Feed the Kids

Meet the Chicks

Pembrokeshire Earlies Treasure Trail

Hybu Cig Cymru

Face Painter

You are encouraged to take your own pace throughout the day. We have a variety of activities that will be available all day, with some activities only available at certain times (such as milking and feeding the animals) due to supervision and staffing. A full timetable of activities will be provided on arrival. The first timed activity of the day will take place at 11:30am and the last activity will take place at 3:30pm.

What are the facilities like at Lower Treginnis Farm?

Parking

Free parking is available at Lower Treginnis farm, however this parking is on grassland and the quality of the field cannot be guaranteed and it is dependant on weather. A signalling system will be in place between 10:30am and 16:30pm to allow for ease of access for traffic down a single-track lane, please be patient and respect our volunteers should you need to wait a while.

Walking

Please wear sensible footwear, such as wellington boots, which you do not mind getting muddy when visiting Lower Treginnis farm. Some of the animals and activities are only accessible by walking on grassland, and the quality of fields are weather dependant.

Grooming the Donkeys at Open Farm Sunday 2016

The Treasure Trail walk will take place on Lower Treginnis Farm and will involve walking on various terrain for approximately 1km. Unfortunately, this walk could be unsuitable for visitors with restricted movement and disabilities, but our volunteers will be able to provide further information on the day. The walk itself is relatively easy and enjoyable, with visitors encouraged to take this walk at their own pace.

A map with the route for the Treasure Trail farm will be provided in the information leaflet given to visitors on arrival.

Eating

Please bring a picnic!

Lower Treginnis Farm will be providing light refreshments such as tea, coffee, cake, bacon sandwiches and hot dogs throughout the day, with all funds raised through sales of light refreshments donated to the ‘Farms for City Children’ charity. Hybu Cig Cymru and Blas y Tir will also be providing free samples throughout the day, however these are only small tasters.

There is a dedicated eating/picnic area on site, please follow the signs.Visitors are politely asked to only eat and drink in the designated eating areas.

Facepainting at Open Farm Sunday 2016

Hand washing

There are separate hand washing facilities available at Lower Treginnis farm, please follow the signs. Anti-bacterial hand gel will also be available throughout the site at easily accessible intervals.

Toilets

Portable toilets will be on site for use by visitors.

What is accessibility like at Lower Treginnis Farm?

Lower Treginnis Farm is accessible via a one-track lane leading towards the farm only. You will travel through Upper Treginnis Farm to get to Lower Treginnis Farm. A signalling system will be in place throughout the day to limit accessibility problems and passing cars once on the singular track, your patience would be appreciated.

The track to Lower Treginnis farm is very bumpy but every effort has been made to limit the amount of potholes on the way, we advise driving slowly and carefully during the last 500 yards towards to free parking field.

Visitors must also be aware that, as parking will be taking place on an open field, weather conditions may make this field unsuitable to park in. Should this be the case visitors will be encouraged to park in St. David’s and a free Park and Ride service will be in operation.

The ground on Lower Treginnis Farm is very rough and bumpy, and unfortunately may not be suitable wheelchairs. Weather conditions may also make this ground changeable, so we encourage visitors to be aware of their own health and safety whilst moving around the farm.

Blas y Tir Treasure Trail at Open Farm Sunday 2016

What is Farms for City Children?

Farms for City Children was founded by award-winning children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare at Nethercott House in Devon in 1976. The charity offers urban children from all over the country a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside. It is an intense, ‘learning through doing’ experience of a different life – for children who may not know where their food comes from and have limited opportunities to explore the outside world.

Farms for City Children have leased the 700 year old Lower Treginnis Farm since 1986 and welcome 40 children and teachers every week to stay on the farm and learn about farming, as well as develop life skills and confidence.

Farms for City Children now have three working farms and welcome 3,000 children and 400 teachers a year and are supported by HRH The Princess Royal who is patron of the charity.

Farms For City Children Website

If you would like more information or have any more questions regarding Open Farm Sunday 2018, please call Megan from Blas y Tir on 01437 766716.