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Family Farm Day to celebrate spring arrivals

Published: February 20, 2017

Duchy College Duchy Stoke Climsland event

 

Taking place on Sunday 19th March at Duchy College Stoke Climsland, around 200 people from across the region are expected to celebrate the arrival of spring by donning their wellies for a day of fun on the farm.

 

This year visitors will have the opportunity to get up close to the new ‘wooly’ arrivals following a tractor and trailer ride up to the College’s working farm.

 

There they will be able to handle the new born lambs, meet the piglets and see the adorable calves.  Refreshments will also be available.

 

Farm director at Duchy College, James Coumbe, said the feedback from visitors at last year’s event was “very positive” and promised this year’s Family Farm Day would be even better.

 

“Lambing is an important part of farming and this is a great opportunity to discover more about agriculture and see where your food comes from,” he said.

 

“Throughout the day there will be farm quizzes for the children, the chance to find out all the facts about sheep and people will be able to board the College’s fleet of tractors.”

 

Head of campus at Duchy College Stoke Climsland Rob Dunn, agreed, adding it was “a great opportunity for families to discover more about how the farm works and to explore the facilities we have to offer at Duchy College”.

 

“By opening up the farm the general public can rediscover the link between the field and fork; whilst also discovering how important the farming industry is to the rural economy,” he added.

 

Tickets are £3 for adults and children and OAPs are £2 – unfortunately dogs are not allowed.  It is advisable that women who are pregnant or might be pregnant should avoid contact with sheep and lambs.

 

For more information on the event or the range of courses available across The Cornwall College Group, please visit www.duchy.ac.uk or call 0845 60 50 455.

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