Open Farm Sunday – Sunday 11 June 2017
Gressenhall Farm is opening its doors on Sunday 11 June for the biggest date in the farming and food calendar – Open Farm Sunday!
British farmers produce more than half of all the food we eat, so this is the perfect time to celebrate all that they do to feed the nation.
From horses to drones, find out how farming methods have changed over the years. Take a tractor and trailer ride and discover what’s growing in the fields on Gressenhall Farm. Meet our Suffolk Punch horses and watch them working, carrying out the seasonal tasks. Make butter and hear tales from Norfolk’s Last Horseman, Ray Hubbard.
Enjoy sheep shearing by Kaylee Campbell and sheep dog demonstrations by Warren Calitz. Discover about the fascinating revival of Chevallier, the classic heritage barley from the Victorian period from the John Innes Centre. Meet Chris Eglington, a local farmer who will be demonstrating how drones are being used on farms around the country.
Since the Second World War, one third of the sugar beet grown in this country is produced by Norfolk famers – come and find out more about this fascinating crop. Chat to experts from theNorfolk Beekeeper’s Association and discover how we’ve been working together to establish a hive on Gressenhall Farm.
Stroll around displays of agricultural machinery, make pictures from seeds and beans in Art Attack!,
Want to explore more? Visit the whole site, including the museum and adventure playground, for the extra special price of just £2.50 per person.
Open Farm Sunday at Gressenhall Farm is on Sunday 11 June, from10am to 5pm.
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse is open daily until Sunday 29 October.
Special ticket prices for Open Farm Sunday (Sunday 11 June 2017 only): Admission to Gressenhall Farm is free. Admission to the museum and the adventure playground is just £2.50 per person for this event. Children under 4 and Norfolk Museums Pass holders FREE.