Come rain or shine this weekend will see farms across the country open their gates to the public to celebrate Open Farm Sunday. So gather your friends and family and head out to explore the world of farming and find out the story behind your food.
Here’s a taster of some of the Hampshire farms taking part. You can also search for what’s going on where on the Open Farm Sunday website.
Leckford Estate The Waitrose Farm, 10am-4pm
Leckford Estate, Abbotts Manor Dairy, Hampshire, SO20 6DD
Cows and calves at the dairy. Live milking (pm only).
A look at mushroom production and the variety of mushrooms available.
Rapeseed oil production; growing, producing and making feed for our cattle.
Farm machinery display both old and new.
Learn about the crops grown at Leckford; the different seasons and the work of the Crops team. Learn about the type of crops used in food.
Hear about how we look after the environment and the conservation work we do on the Estate.
Guided Farm tours.
Farm walk and activities for the children.
Refreshments and food available
Pop up shop selling Leckford and local produce
(no payment card facilities on site - cash only)
Broughton Water Buffalo, 11am - 4pm
Manor Farm , North End , Broughton, Hampshire, SO20 8AN, United Kingdom
Farm & River Walks
Archery & Bushcraft
Westlands Farm, 10am - 4pm
Pricketts Hill, Shedfield, , Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 2JW, United Kingdom
Free entry, but other charges apply
(Free Entry Donations to RABI and Leaf welcomed Small Charge for tractor and trailor Rides)
Vintage & New tractors,
Hampshire Bowman Beer tent
& Much much more
Free Entry Donations to RABI and Leaf welcomed
Mill Farm Organic – please note opening 10am-3pm on Sunday 18th June instead of Sunday 11th June
Mill Farm, Isington, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4PN, United Kingdom
£1 per person entry fee with proceeds being donated to Binsted & Bentley Football Club and Binsted Cricket Club). No booking required.
Visit a working Organic Farm. Self- Guided walking Farm Trail, Tractor and Trailer Farm Tours, to see the animals, children's activities, shearing display, barbecue, drinks, ice creams and tea and cakes available to purchase.
Newlyns Farm Shop, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June, 10am-3pm
Lodge Farm, North Warnborough, Hants
Tractor Ted Bouncy Castle plus Digger Den and Bouncy animals and a Giant Ted Puzzle
Tractor and trailer rides around the farm to see our livestock including pigs, sheep, cows and calves
Cookery school field kitchen for children to get creative and hands on
Butchery & Cookery demonstrations
Big Green Egg & Weber BBQ demonstrations
Hog roasts with all the trimmings and barbecues running throughout the day selling Newlyns famous burgers and sausages or have lunch in café
Food stalls selling the best produce from all over Hampshire
Caviste Independent Wine Merchant wine and beer tent
Calling all junior horticulturists to plant seeds and take home to nurture.
Enter your details for a chance to win a 'hairy' herb planter, with Moutan. (A donation to Thrive charity is encouraged).
Entry is free, however some activities are chargeable separately