Sun, 12 Jun

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Gourmet Goat Farmer

Open Farm Sunday 2022

Online, on farm and on the Downs!

Open Farm Sunday 2022

Time & Location

12 Jun, 11:00 – 16:00

Gourmet Goat Farmer, East Farm, Winterbourne Monkton, Swindon SN4 9NW, UK

About the event

This year Open Farm Sunday will return to East Farm, thanks to Laura Corbett and the Gourmet Goat Farmer team!  This year's event will be ticketed to help us to manage numbers and ensure a quality experience for all our visitors.  Tickets will be per car, with up to five people included so you're encouraged to car share for better value.  If you come on foot, bicycle, horseback or by public transport, you can include up to six people on your ticket.

There will be lots to see and do on the day -

  • Meet our white park cattle, Boer goats and new-born kids
  • Bee-keeping
  • Sheep shearing
  • Spinning and weaving
  • Face-painting
  • Pets corner
  • Cake stall, barbecue, and beer tent
  • Play area
  • Farm walk
  • Picnic area
  • Farming and country pursuits demonstrations
  • Plus plenty of activities for kids (young people rather than baby goats!) to enjoy, all with a farming, food or countryside theme.

Each ticket will be valid for a designated time slot, and you should have plenty of time to see and do everything on offer.  And because the number of tickets per slot will be limited, you won't have to queue as has happened in previous years.  At the end of each two hour slot, there'll be the ever-popular tractor-drawn trailer ride around the farm, so no-one will miss out!

Once you arrive, unless you want to purchase food or drinks, everything will be free (including basic refreshments), and all proceeds from the event will go towards conservation work on the Downs.

Every ticket purchased will be entered into a prize draw so you'll have the chance to win a Photoshoot Experience Day Gift Voucher, which entitles you to a 60 minute photoshoot with Imagine Photography (Savernake), either in their photo studio or outside in their garden studio. You will also have a private cinema viewing of your best photographs, and a complimentary 10x8" print of your choice to take away.

If you'd like to find out about volunteering to help with preparation, set up or running the day, please get in touch by email - MarlboroughDowns@gmail.com

The Space for Nature Events and Outreach Programme is partly funded by Farming in Protected Landscapes, a Defra grant scheme adminstered by the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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