OPEN Farm Sunday takes place Sunday, June 12 and The Stables Farmshop and Tearoom in Redditch is planning a great day out for all the family.

The Stables will be hosting a day highlighting the best of British food and farming at its 100 acre site at Astwood Bank. Starting at 10am and running to 4pm, the day promises to be a fun-packed agricultural experience. Machinery demonstrations, tractor and trailer rides as well as sheep shearing, craft stalls and a hog roast as well as easily marked farm walks and rare breed farm animals are among the many attractions on offer. There will be free entry and parking.

Open Farm Sunday is a national event organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming). A visit to a local farm such as The Stables is a great way to meet the farmers who grow the public’s food and see how they care for the countryside.

Part of the 450 acre Old Yarr Estate, The Stables Farmshop and Tearoom is home to many rare breed animals including Jacob sheep, pygmy goats, hens, pigs and Hereford cattle as well as a pair of alpacas. Livestock raised on the farm is sold in the The Stables Butchery, offering the best prime locally reared British meat.

Old Yarr Estate manager, Will Willison, said: “What we are hoping to demonstrate is the quality and excellence of British food and farming which continues to play an important role in local communities.

“Our Open Farm Sunday offers opportunity for families to enjoy the peace and beauty of rural living and is a must for anyone interested in food, farming or the countryside.”