Open Farm Sunday – 27th June 2021

Open Farm Sunday – 27th June 2021

We are really looking forward to our first Open Farm Sunday here at Deepdale Farm. Open Farm Sunday has been happening across the UK for a long time now, so it is wonderful to engage in this event organised by LEAF.

Come and join us at Deepdale Farm on Sunday 27th June for Open Farm Sunday. You are welcome to visit us for the morning or afternoon, to learn about the farm, meet the team, meet some of our partners, and join us for a walk around parts of the farm that aren’t usually open to the public.

Come and find out more about the crops that we’re growing, how we’re farming organically and how we’re managing much of the farm to support wildlife.

Sunday Morning – Take a wander around the machinery and stalls between 10am and 11.30am, and then join us for an optional walk (fully booked) at 11pm until about 12.30pm

Sunday Afternoon – Take a wander around the machinery and stalls between 2pm and 3.30pm, and then join us for an optional walk at 3pm until about 4.30pm

Please book a free ticket for each person in your party, as this is a ticket only event for track & trace and health & safety. Exhibition and walk tickets are separate, so if you would like to do both please book both. We do need to limit numbers on the guided walks.

Things to See and People to Meet

  • Deepdale Farm – Team & machinery, including the combine, drill, hedge cutter, discs, loader & more. Find out about what makes healthy soil, why it’s important and what we’re doing to improve the soils on our farm.
  • Find out about what makes healthy soil, why it’s important and what we’re doing to improve the soils on our farm.
  • Norfolk Rivers Trust – Some of the team from the catchment sensitive farming team and the conservation team will be on hand to explain how they work with farmers to reduce environmental impact and develop wildlife friendly habitats.
  • Burnham Overy Bees & Heath Farmhouse Bee Project – They’ll explain how bees work the farm, and have a glass fronted hive on show.
  • Richard Rood, rural crafter – Richard will be demonstrating his pole lathing, explain process and answer your questions about the courses he’ll be running at Deepdale later in the year.
  • William Haire, livestock farmer & his sheep – William and Sarah farm locally, and are working with us here at Deepdale Farm to graze and silage our cover crops.
  • Moongazer Ale – Enjoy a beer with Team Moon Gazer and learn all about the links between brewing and farming in Norfolk, and why North Norfolk is considered one of the best barley regions in the world. You can enjoy a pint of their beer or just learn about the brewing process and why as a brewer they are passionate about the growers and produce around them.

Stands will be under cover, so you can chat and learn whatever the weather.

The Guided Walk

  • Approximately 1.5 hours and about 3 km
  • Walking boots or comfortable wellies are recommended
  • Please dress for the weather
  • Route is relatively accessible, but we will step into fields to look at soil quality & crops
  • Walk won’t be fast paced, as we’ll be stopping to chat, enjoy the views & explain what you can see on the way around

To Book Tickets

Book FREE Tickets

We are encouraging visitors to donate to Norfolk Rivers Trust & YANA (Rural Mental Health Support)

Directions and Car Parking

  • Follow the postcode PE31 8DD, turning in where the large green sign says Deepdale Camping & Rooms
  • Drive up the drive, and follow the Car Park signs into the farm yard
  • Once you’ve parked, please follow the signs and team directing you

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