Open Farm Sunday
During the Summer, we open our Packington Fields Farm in Lichfield, for Open Farm Sunday. It’s an annual event, run by LEAF which encourages farmers to show the public how we farm our crops, look after our animals and manage the countryside. Each year LEAF set a theme for Open Farm Sunday which means different practices are shown each year.
Tractor and Trailer rides
Our events attract around 3,500 people annually. We offer tractor and trailer rides around the farm which allow visitors to see the sows, the piglets, and their outdoor homes, up close. At the end of the tour, there’s even a chance to handle a piglet, which is a favourite with children!
In the main field, there’s always a fabulous BBQ and Hog Roast to be enjoyed. We work together with local businesses and contractors to bring in the lorries used to transport our pigs and feed to the site, alongside our own sparkling agricultural machinery. Children are invited to climb inside and explore while learning about what each machine does.
It’s incredibly satisfying for us to share our passion for the land and our animals, and to see the field full of families enjoying sitting on bales, crawling over tractors and tucking into our pork for lunch.
Due to Covid we’ve sadly been able to offer these family days for the last couple of years, but we hope to re-open the farm for this fabulous fun day in 2023.