Farm and Countryside Family Day at Mayfields Farm

A Farm and Countryside Family Day will be held at Mayfields Farm on Saturday 28 April from 11 am – 4 pm. Entry is free with onsite parking, and dogs on leads are welcome.

Managed by Sarah Jenkins, Mayfields Farm is a 40-acre smallholding on the edge of Themelthorpe in the parish of Foulsham, near Reepham.
The farm is owned by the conservation charity Countryside Restoration Trust (CRT), which aims to protect and restore Britain’s countryside with wildlife-friendly, sustainable agriculture and community involvement.
On the day, a wide variety of activities will be on offer, including sheep shearing and wool spinning, meet the farm animals, barn owls and hawks, basket weaving and pond dipping.
Keep the children entertained with free face painting, traditional games and the woodland and boardwalk trails, while grown-ups can learn about dog health, bees and beekeeping, or just sit back and enjoy the surroundings. A selection of food and drink will also be available to purchase.
Danielle Dewe, CRT communications manager, said: ‘The Mayfields Farm and Countryside Family Day is an opportunity for people to come and see what Mayfields and the Countryside Restoration Trust are all about.
“2018 marks the CRT’s silver jubilee anniversary and we are keen to share our enthusiasm for a living, working countryside at such a fun event.”
Scheduled activities on the day will include:

  • family dog show: entries from 10.30 am
  • moth trap opening: 11.30 am
  • guided bird walk: 12 noon
  • guided walks to the red squirrel enclosure: various times throughout the day
  • sheepdog demonstrations: various times throughout the day
  • pond dipping: various times throughout the day
  • National Search and Rescue Dog Association – Anglia demonstrations: various times throughout the day.


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