Youngsters enjoy life on the farm

SUFFOLK youngsters got the chance to find out what life is really like on a farm.

SUFFOLK youngsters got the chance to find out what life is really like on a farm.

Rain failed to dampen the fun of the families that flocked to Oak House Farm in Sproughton on Sunday, which was one of 425 farms that took part in Open Farm Sunday. The nationwide event was organised by Linking Environment And Farming and was aimed at connecting families with the food they eat, from farm to fork.

The day at Oak House Farm saw families enjoying various events including animal feeding, a machinery display and a farmers' market.

Ben Wolf, farm manager at Oak House Farm, said: “We were delighted to show our visitors the farm and how we work. The children particularly enjoy the animals and learning about where their food comes from. We think it is crucial that from an early age, children start thinking about food, where it comes from and the importance of British farmers.”


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Now in its fourth year, the Warburtons-backed event attracts hundreds of thousands of people across the country to the farm events.

Ian Dickerson, Warburtons business development manager, said: “It is very important that children discover how their food arrives on their plates and learn about its journey, from seed to crumb.”

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