More than 6000 visitors are expected to descend on Duchy College, Stoke Climsland for its annual Open Days and Summer Food Festival.
Held on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June, the countryside extravaganza offers a fun family day out with activities including; archery, a climbing tower, tractor and trailer rides, meet the animals, equine displays, digger driving challenge, rifle shooting range, children’s creative zone, health & fitness testing and a dog show (on the Sunday).
Lots of local food producers will be selling their products at the picturesque Duchy College Home Farm near Stoke Climsland. Entry to the event is £5 per car.
Head of Campus at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland Rob Dunn said: “Last year we had almost 5,000 people visit the campus over the two days. It was lovely to see so many families taking the opportunity to explore what Duchy College has to offer and enjoying a picnic in the sunshine and this year we are hoping for more of the same.”
The food festival this year is along the lines of a street festival and there will be lots of interesting stalls to explore both inside and outside before deciding what to stock the kitchen up with.
Rob added: “Those interested in finding out about the courses on offer at Duchy College will be able to talk to lecturers, tour the specialist facilities and get the advice they need to kick start their future career. The college offers both full and part-time courses, apprenticeships and university courses, in agriculture, animal management, childcare, equine studies, food, construction plant, outdoor pursuits, public services, sport and foundation learning.”
This event is also a good opportunity to find out about local suppliers and the plough to plate message; but don’t forget your wallet, there will be loads of tasty treats to enjoy!
For more information on the Open Day and Summer Food Festival please call us on 0300 123 2523, visit www.duchy.ac.uk or join the conversation on Facebook: www.facebook.com/duchycollege.
There will also be an Open Day with free family activities run at Duchy College’s Rosewarne campus on 25th June.
For more information on the range of courses available across The Cornwall College Group visit www.duchy.ac.uk or call 0300 123 2523.