ON THE hunt for a fun family day out that doesn’t break the bank? Look no further than Open Farm Sunday 2017 at Lower Treginnis Farm, St Davids on Sunday, June 11.

For the second year running Blas y Tir, in conjunction with children’s charity Farms for City Children, will be holding the free family event where children can discover where their food comes from and find out first-hand what it means to be a farmer.

The event will run from 11am to 4pm and ties in with the national Open Farm Sunday scheme run by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), where farms throughout the UK open their gates for visitors to find out how our farmers produce our food, enhance our countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide.

“It’s great to be hosting the event with Farms for City Children again” explains Huw Thomas from Blas y Tir, suppliers of Welsh fresh produce and potatoes.

“Last year was a great success, with over 500 people visiting Lower Treginnis farm, and we’re hoping for good weather again and a great turnout.”

As well as access to the farm, visitors will also be treated to a range of free activities from ranging from milking the goats to face painting and the Blas y Tir Treasure Trail.

The National Trust will also be on site, giving visitors the chance to take part in a National Trust Adventure, with families encouraged wear sensible shoes and bring a picnic for a day of outdoors family fun.

Dan Jones, farm manager at Lower Treginnis farm, explained: “It’s so beneficial for children to experience a day on the farm, and free events like this enable families who may have never been on a farm before to give it a go.

"Here at Farms for City Children we love offering free events and teaching children about farming and we see a positive change in all the children who visit Lower Treginnis.”

Farms for City Children, founded by award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, have leased the 700-year-old Lower Treginnis Farm since 1986 and welcome 40 children and teachers every week to stay on the farm and learn about farming, as well as develop life skills and confidence.

“Farms for City Children is such a brilliant charity,” explains Huw from Blas y Tir. “They provide a service that is unrivalled in Pembrokeshire and we’re passionate about supporting Farms for City Children going forwards to help them continue to provide much needed education for school children throughout Wales and the UK as a whole.”

The Lower Treginnis Open Farm Sunday (SA62 6RS) will run from 11am to 4pm.

If you would like more information, visit blasytir.com or call 01437 766716.