LEAF Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day. Visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday on 10th June and discover the world of farming. Find out about the story behind our food and how farming affects our everyday lives.
It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous 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.
There are 3 farms in York opening their doors (or gates!) to the public and all are free (but some require booking).
1. Westfield Farm, Askham Bryan College
Open 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Visitors will be invited to walk around the farm. Visit the calves and beef cattle. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration. Watch Milking from the viewing platform. Visit the ewes and lambs.
Please be aware this is a ticketed event; tickets must be booked in advance and produced on arrival at the farm.
Please go to link to book tickets HERE
2. Curlew Fields Farm
Open 10.30 am until 4.30pm
See a modern working dairy farm, meet the animals and get up close. Go on a farm tour. Product sampling. Modern and older machinery displays. Farming and countryside displays. Activities for children. Beekeeping, Butchery demo and hands on sausage making. Working sheep dogs in action and sheep shearing display. Wellie wanging with the young farmers. Lovely refreshments from Ainsty Farm Shop, Maizy Moo ice cream and home made cakes. Great family day out.
3. Youlton Lodge
Small Arable farm offering farm walks. Highlights include Energy crops; Flowers and plants; Environmental stewardship
If you want a trip further out then there are also open farms in Coxwold, just outside Harrogate, Featherstone, Scunthorpe and a couple near Ripon plus lots more even further away. You can find all of the details for these on the Open Farm Sunday Website HERE.
For full details of local farms participating in Open Farm Sunday click here.
LEAF Open Farm Sunday Website
*Open Farm Sunday is free to attend but there may be charges for refreshments or certain activities.