Farms in Cornwall will welcome the public throughout June as part of the national event LEAF Open Farm Sunday.

The national open farm event is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Following the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, more than 1600 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed more than 2.7 million people onto farms for one Sunday each year.

The open days allow members of the public of all ages to discover first-hand what it means to be a farmer and the work they do producing food, enhancing the countryside and all the goods and services farmers provide.

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Each event is unique and based on the farm’s individual story, and activities may include a farm walk, nature trail, tractor and trailer rides and much more.

Here are some of the Cornish farms which will open their gates this June:

Cornhill Farm, Camborne – June 25:

Visitors will be welcome to walk around Cornhill to find out how a working arable and free-range poultry farm operates.

  • Meet the hens and see inside the hen houses.
  • Grade and pack eggs.
  • Go on a tractor-trailer ride through the farm.
  • Pond dipping.
  • Farm walk.
  • Look at tractors and farm machinery.
  • Meet baby pigs and farm animals.
  • Learn how the farm grows and mills its own chicken feed.

Stack Field Farm, St Just– June 11 between 11am and 4pm:

Visitors will be able to:

  • Meet the sheep, chickens, and ducks.
  • Take sheep for a walk.
  • Learn about living off-grid, low carbon footprint, harvesting rainwater and growing fruit, nuts and vegetables.
  • How to process fleece to make yarn for knitting, crocheting, or weaving.
  • How to use a spinning wheel to spin yarn.
  • How to loom weave with fleece.
  • How to make a wet felted vegan rug from our own sheep fleeces.

Tregullas Farm, The Lizard, Helston – June 18 between 12pm and 4pm

Visitors will be able to:

  • Meet the animals.
  • Sheep shearing demonstrations.
  • Children’s activities.
  • Mini farmers market.
  • Plant stall and refreshments including local ice cream.
  • And a charity BBQ.

For more information, or if you are interested in registering your farm for an open day, visit: