Open Farm Sunday Events in East Anglia

Open Farm Sunday is taking place this year on 11th June 2023, so if you are wondering if there are any local events for you to go along to keep reading!

Open Farm Sunday is farm­ing’s annu­al open day giv­ing vis­i­tors the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn more about farm­ing and the coun­try­side, and farm­ers the chance to talk about what they’re so proud of: British food and farming!

You can find out ALL of the farms across the UK taking part on the Open Farm Sunday website

Open Farm Sunday Essex

The Agricultural Science Unit

Location : Saffron Walden County High School Audley Road Saffron Walden Essex, CB11 4UH

To celebrate 60 years of the farm at Saffron Walden County High School we our hosting our biggest LEAF open farm Sunday event ever!

With all our animals to see we will also have a dog show, car show, heavy horses, have-a-go agility, a country fair and much more!

For further information CLICK HERE

Brickwall Farm

Location : Sible Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3RH

Enjoy a 2 hour guided walk of the farm, walking through woodland and meadows, learning about the history and changes it has been through, and exploring the current very diverse ecosystem that the farm hosts.

With walks away from the footpaths and discovering the hidden corners, the family will talk about the wildflowers, soil, grassland, woodland, birds, insects and other life that the farm is home to, and what they do to encourage and support these.

They will also introduce you to the sheep and cows, and talk about what happens on the farm through the year.

For further information CLICK HERE

Chatham Green Project – Hyde Hall Farm

Location : Wilderness Foundation UK Trinity House, 2 Whitbreads Business Centre Whitbreads Farm Lane Chatham Green Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3FE

Join us for this free event where you can take part in fun workshops in our picturesque woods, join a walk and talk with farmer Andrew or just sit back and relax with a picnic in the beautiful 40 acres at our Chatham Green HQ.

There will be a plants sale and refreshments available onsite so why not bring the whole family for a lovely day out in the Essex countryside.

For further information CLICK HERE

Colletts Farm

Location : Colletts Chase, Wormingford, Essex, CO6 3AU


Deersbrook Farm

Location : Littles Lane, Shalford Green, Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7 5AZ

Come and discover Deersbrook Farm on Sunday 11th June 2023 from 12pm to 3.00pm.

With farm walk, meet the animals and farmers, children’s activities, bouncy castle, archery, tractor display, digger driving, seed planting, butchery & farm shop with tasting event, face painting, air riffle range, refreshments and BBQ…

Free Entry! BBQ, refreshments and some activities are chargeable/charity donations.

For further information CLICK HERE

Lodge Farm

Location : The Barns at Lodge Farm Epping Road Epping Green, Essex, CM16 6FS

Come and have a peek behind the scenes on a working farm and learn where your loaf of bread or bowl of cereal starts its life!

There’ll be a farm tour (via tractor & trailer), walking farm tours, machinery on display, food & drink available, and hands on activities.

Attendance is free but seats on farm tours are limited, so can be booked in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.

Homemade picnic boxes for children and families can also be pre-ordered in advance, and any proceeds from behind the bar will go to the Farm Safety Foundation (Yellow Wellies).

For further information CLICK HERE

The Salvation Army Hadleigh Farm Rare Breeds Centre

Location : Salvation Army Hadleigh Farm Rare breeds centre Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2AP

Come down and explore our farm where we will have displays of the history of the farm and tractors. We will have animal handling and craft activities throughout the day. You can also come and feed the animals.

For further information CLICK HERE

Wilkin & Sons Ltd

Location : Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0RF

Tractor and trailer ride and vintage buses, multiple stall including Essex Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Astronomy group and many more.

Local food that can be purchased, vintage mowers and so much more.

There is no need to book for the day, please feel free to turn up on the day between the hours the event is open.

For further information CLICK HERE

These cows eat only the best. a herd of cows feeding on a dairy farm

Open Farm Sunday Norfolk

Deepdale Farm

Location : Main Road Burnham Deepdale King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8DD

The whole family is welcome at this FREE event. Come and find out about how we farm, what we’re doing for wildlife, soil health, and explore our machinery and enjoy various fun activities.

We will be running two sessions throughout the day: 10am – 1pm and 1pm-4pm. Session times are a rough indicator of timings, but if you would like to join a farm walk, then please arrive in time to join departures from the farmyard at either 11am or 2pm depending on which session you have booked.

The walk is about 3km, approx. 1.5hr, with regular stops and discussions about our crops, regenerative and organic farming practices, woodland and wildlife. It will take you to areas of the farm not usually open to the public, with fantastic views of Scolt Head Island and Brancaster Harbour.

We have found this walk is most appropriate for ages 12+, but this is at your discretion depending on your child’s interest in farming and wildlife, and their capacity for a good walk.

For further information CLICK HERE

Edfords Care Farm

Location : Browns Lane Mautby, Norfolk, NR29 3JQ

Edfords is opening the farm to the public for our second Open Farm Sunday, after such a good response to our event last year we have decided to open the gates to more people this time around. We will have parking on site, some additional stall holders with local produce and a BBQ using organic produce from our on site butchery.

As an Organic Farm we are focused on farming with nature in mind so we will have access to walk around the farm and learn from our team what we do here at Edfords and why we think organic farming is so important. We will have sheep dog displays throughout the day and the opportunity to get hands on with some of our sheep, pigs and poultry.

We will open the farm from 10:00am to 4pm, all you have to do is book a ticket for the morning or the afternoon, this is just so we can manage the parking and flow on the farm better so both sessions will have the chance to see everything and the BBQ will be cooking from 11:30.

For further information CLICK HERE

Gressenhall Union Farm

Location : Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Beetley Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4DR

Join us for Open Farm Sunday at Gressenhall, the national celebration of all things farming!

Activities range from animal and machinery displays, sheep shearing, and tractor and trailer rides to making your own raw eco brownies and meeting Mabel the Land Girl for some Women’s Land Army missions.

Enjoy stalls selling local produce and products, explore different farming techniques and equipment throughout time in Britain, and learn about visiting livestock with superstars, the Norfolk Smallholders Training Group!

The Farmers Foundry engine will be steaming up too, approx. 11:30-2:30pm.

As part of this much-loved event, we will be offering free entry to all and booking is not necessary.

For further information CLICK HERE

Holkham Farming Company

Location : Holkham Estate Office, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB

One of our favourite days of the year, Open Farm Sunday sees farms across the country welcome visitors to see what they do, how they do it and find out why.

This year, all of our land-based teams will be showcasing the incredible farming, conservation and gardening work they do across the estate.

Join us in Holkham Park to see how they all work together towards our vision to be the UK’s most pioneering and sustainable rural estate.

You’ll get to see what machinery and equipment the farming team uses (yes, there will be some big tractors!), how the forestry team manages our invaluable woodland habitats, how the conservation and gamekeeping teams work with wildlife and what our gardening team is growing this year.

This year, we’ll also have some fantastic demonstrations from our game keeping and farming team. We will also be joined by a member of the East Anglian Sheepdog Society to showcase a working sheepdog demonstration.

For further information CLICK HERE

O.W.Wortley & Sons LTD

Location : Holmebrink Farm Thornham Road Methwold Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 4PH

A visit to a food producing farm yard with machinery on show. This year we will focus more on the potato and vegetable production side of the farming business.

I have some practical and hands on activities lined up for children to take part in. Drinks and lollies will be provided. The event will be free to attend.

For further information CLICK HERE

Old Hall Farm

Location : Norwich Road Woodton, Norfolk, NR35 2LP

join us for an action packed day with milking demo at 8.30am, and food festival showcasing Norfolk producers from 10am until 4pm.

Milking demo from 8.30am, Restaurant and farm shop open from 9am, Vintage and Modern tractors and equipment, BBQ, Hog Roast, Food and Craft Festival, Meet the Goats, Goat Walking, Rare Breed Pigs, Rare Breed Sheep, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Rare Breed Survival Trust, Vineyard and Farm Tours

For further information CLICK HERE

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Open Farm Sunday Suffolk

Beetlebank Farm

Location: Darsham Road Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 9AG

A chance to look around Beetlebank Farm; a regenerative farm based on conservation, no-dig and pasture based principles.

Meet local rare breed livestock in the barn, see the market garden operations and explore the wood and bird hide in the wildflower meadows. Learning the methods we use to optimise animal welfare and create synergy between livestock and nature.

For further information CLICK HERE

Dennington Hall Farms

Location : Laxfield Road Dennington Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 8AU

The farm takes part in an annual country-wide Open Farm Sunday organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) – which gives people the chance to experience life on a farm first hand.

Trips around the farm on a trailer are particularly appreciated, especially by the children.

For further information CLICK HERE

Valley Farm Equestrian

Location : Valley Road, Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0ND

Come along and meet the animals. Many different horse breeds from Shetland to heavy horses.

Don’t forget to give the goats and alpacas a wave. Also look out for Rascal the donkey.

Watch lessons in the riding school and enjoy the Woodland walk and River ramble.

The Camargue café will be open for delicious home made cakes, meals and refreshments. Children and dogs welcome.

For further information CLICK HERE

Woodlands Farm

Location : Woodlands Farm Holbrook Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2PT

Join us on the 11th of June, for our second open day following last year’s successful event.

We plan to have guided tractor and trailer tours of the farm, our various machinery out on display, local beef cattle, a local shepherdess shearing her sheep, Suffolk punches, and many children’s games, competitions and activities.

There will be a barbecue cooking all day, refreshments, cakes and strawberries too. The raffle must not be missed, with all money going to charity, with generous prizes donated by local businesses.

Our on site farm shop will be open, where the delicious new potatoes, and other local fresh produce will be for sale.

Parking is plentiful, or we’re a short walk out of Holbrook. We will be opening our doors at 11am, and winding down at 4pm.

We are charging a small fee of £2.00 per person to enter, going to charity, the East Anglain Air Ambulance. We are asking people to prebook tickets.

For further information CLICK HERE