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Where to Go for Open Farm Sunday in West Wales

Where to Go for Open Farm Sunday in West Wales

Have your ever-wondered what farm life is like? Well, wonder no more because for one day only you can visit your local farm for FREE and find out what Welsh Farm Life is like.

Open Farm Sunday was started in 2006 and over 1600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 2 million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year.

This is an amazing opportunity for all members of your family old and young to discover what it is like to be a farmer, as well as helping children understand how farmers work hard producing our food.

You can expect each farm open day to offer your family a different experience, for example some 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. In West Wales, this year all the Open Farm days will be on Sunday 9th June 2019.


The Farms that are taking part this year across West Wales are:

 

Carmarthenshire

Esgair Farm, click here for details about this farm and what activities they will have on Open Farm Sunday

Gelli Aur Farm, click here for details about this farm and what activities they will have on Open Farm Sunday

Hafod Farm, click here for details about this farm and what activities they will have on Open Farm Sunday

Dolgoch Farm, click here for details about this farm and what activities they will have on Open Farm Sunday

 

Ceredigion

Bird Farm Alpacas, click here for details about this farm and what activities they will have on Open Farm Sunday

Parcllyn Farm, click here for details about this farm and what activities they will have on Open Farm Sunday

Cruglas Farm, click here for details about this farm and what activities they will have on Open Farm Sunday

 

 

 

Important Top Tips to remember for your Farm Visit

The risks of becoming unwell after visiting a farm, is very low and millions of farm visits happen each year, however we must be mindful that on occasion outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease are linked to farm visits and that is why it’s important to follow these handy top tips and keep clean and safe.

  • Keep clean and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating or drinking, and at the end of your farm visit.
  • Don’t rely on sanitising hand gels or wipes to protect yourself or your children against germs that may be present in animal dirt around the farm. Hand gels cannot remove contamination like good old soap and water can.
  • Remove and clean boots or shoes that might have become dirty and don’t forget to clean pushchair wheels as well.
  • Do not put hands on faces or fingers in mouths while petting animals or walking round the farm
  • Only eat and drink in the designated picnic areas or cafes
  • Do not allow children to put their faces close to farm animals or kiss the animals
  • Do not eat or drink while touching animals or walking round the farm. This includes not eating sweets, crisps or chewing gum and Don’t ever eat anything that has fallen on the floor
  • Remember farms are a working business so it’s important to follow instructions from the farmer and his helpers.  Supervise your children at all times, so to keep them safe during your visit.

Hope all your little farmers Enjoy Open Farm Day this year!

 

 

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