Youngsters can try out locally-made produce, ride on mini-tractors, see farm animals, and much more at an open day and produce show being held at The Children’s Centre’s Community Farm on Saturday, September 28.
The Farm, based at Wallberry Farm on the Carnane Estate off the Old Castletown Road in Douglas, will also play host to a wellie-throwing tournament, a scarecrow competition and archery – and there will also be a produce show with lots of cake classes for baking enthusiasts.
Chrissy Cannell, farm team leader, said: ‘We have had a fantastic response to all the open days we have held so far, so we wanted to organise another event to allow more people to see what we do at The Community Farm and have a fun day out in the process.
‘One of our main aims at The Community Farm is to reconnect people with the countryside and to devise fun ways for them to discover how farms work. As well as being fun many of the events at the open day have an educational aspect to them.’
The open day takes place from 10.30am to 3.30pm. As there is no parking at The Community Farm those travelling to the open day by car are asked to leave their vehicles at Kewaigue School car park.
There is no fee for parking and there will be a free shuttle bus service from the car park to The Community Farm every 15 minutes.
Since The Community Farm project began in January 2011, staff and volunteers have been creating an environment in which children and young people from across the Island can learn, from practical experience, the skills needed to care for animals and to grow crops.
Visitors will be able to find out more about the range of projects which help the island’s community.
The Community Farm is a charitable project run by The Children’s Centre and relies on donations and voluntary workers supporting the project.