We’re delighted that more than 250 people from Somerset visited our Christmas tree farm last Sunday (June 9, 2019) and helped raise £345 for charity as part of Open Farm Sunday.
We took part in the event, which is the farming industry’s national open day, and fundraised for our Charity of the Year, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
The event was a huge success and people who visited us were able to find out all about how we farm Christmas trees and how we help and attract wildlife.
During the day, people could also walk our Christmas tree plantations and see the trees mid growth when they are a pale green colour. As well as this, visitors could a stroll through our woods and bring a picnic to enjoy by our lakes.
We also held a range of activities to entertain children such as creating a Christmas bauble and taking part in a treasure hunt around the plantation. We also hosted a Craft Fayre and 18 local crafters attended and each donated a prize to our raffle in aid of CHSW.
With the raffle and refreshments, we were delighted to raise £345 for the charity so thanks to everyone who donated to such a worthy cause.
Our Open Farm Sunday event was a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover first-hand what it takes to run our Christmas tree farm. We can’t wait to take part again next year.
Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, more than 1,500 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed 1.8 million people onto their farm for one Sunday each year.