Open Farm Sunday

Paper Pigs, Piglets and Farm Yard Tart At Kings Mosses Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday is Traditionally and Nationally the first Sunday in June where farms all across the UK celebrate Farming and  open their farms to the public and after last years successful debut
Kings Mosses, very own Fir Tree Farm will be once again opening its Farm Gates on Sunday the 7 th of June, from 10am to 4pm and admission and parking is Free.

The highlight of the day is Sally the Saddleback Sow with her newborn piglets and local “Origami Guru” Stephen Watson, who will be teaching children to make Paper Pigs and other farm yard animals. The Origami or Paper Folding games workshop is being provided free by the Farm and young children can sit down in the Barn and make chickens and cows and farm vegetable shapes and even Tractors out of paper. There will also be a bouncy castle with inflatable slide and hook a duck stall.

Other farm entertainment at the Free Family Day Out is Meet and Greet the farm animals of pigs,cows,alpacas,and furry moles. Static farm tractors and machinery,which the children can sit and play on ,free guided farm, wildlife and woodland walks  by Derek Gifford and Forest School workshops of “making dens in the woods”, by local school teacher Jayne Downing

Also local bee keepers, Ormskirk and Croston Bees will be exhibiting their Observation Hive with live bees and Honey fore sale 

Repeating last years very popular theme will be “The Farm Yard Tart” of a mini Strawberry Farye and 4-5 Farmers market stalls including local producers of Strawberries,pineapple and raspberry flavoured strawberries and plants,Strawberry jams,curds, and preserves, and cakes and ice creams .There will also be some African crafts and paintings and gift cards

Farmer Alan Abbott, the owner stated “ We are expecting a “Pigger turnout” than last year with free childrens entertainment inside if the weather turns” 
Mr Abbott continued “ The tarty white pineapple flavoured strawberries were a huge hit with visitors last time and the kids loved playing on the tractors, but I think the Paper Folding and Sally the Sow with her squealing piglets will be very busy this time”

Fir Tree Farm is a rural farm set in St Helens, Merseyside- a former barley farm now converted to growing wild flowers such as poppies and chamomile grown for the National Wildflower center 
It also hosts a monthly Farmers Market on the Third Saturday of the month
It has an organic fruit orchard and organic vegetables and is famous for its breath taking woodland walks 

They also have an an award winning farm shop and cafe within a renovated old barn 

The venue provides hard standing and grass car parks- fully accessible with toilets 

Don't miss our Fantastic Free Day out for the Family 

All enquiries to Fir Tree Farm Shop and Cafe ,Kings Moss, St Helens, WA11 8RG on 01744 894959
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