Since the first Open Farm Sun­day in 2006, over 1600 farm­ers across the UK have opened their gates and wel­comed over 2.7 mil­lion peo­ple onto farms for one Sun­day each year.   It is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for every­one, young and old, to dis­cov­er at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the work they do pro­duc­ing our food, enhanc­ing the coun­try­side and all the goods and ser­vices farm­ers provide.  Each event is unique based around the farm’s indi­vid­ual sto­ry. Activ­i­ties dur­ing the day may include a farm walk, nature trail, trac­tor and trail­er rides, demon­stra­tions, pond dip­ping, activ­i­ties for chil­dren, a mini farm­ers mar­ket or farm shop.

This year’s event is taking place on 9 June.    If you have never hosted an event but are thinking of getting involved this year, LEAF is running a series of Zoom meetings which will give new farmers all the information they need to host an event.  Visit this page to sign up to a Zoom meeting, read top tips, download a resource pack and register your event.