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Thousands flock to Open Farm Sunday at Lee Valley Park Farms

PUBLISHED: 16:03 18 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:30 20 February 2013

Joshua Rowe with a guinea pig

Joshua Rowe with a guinea pig

Nearly 5,000 eager visitors passed through the doors of Lee Valley Park Farms this weekend as it opened its doors to celebrate Open Farm Sunday, a national campaign to promote farming.

Nearly 5,000 eager visitors passed through the doors of Lee Valley Park Farms in Waltham Abbey this weekend as it opened its doors to celebrate Open Farm Sunday, a national campaign to promote farming.


At a reduced entry fee of just 1, visitors enjoyed all the usual treats that the farms offer, along with a sheep show, pig racing, face painters, competitions, a white water paddle challenge and wildlife and farming activities.


Tractor and trailer rides provided trips all day to the dairy farm on the hill where children particularly enjoyed the butter making and learning where their food comes from.


Yolanda Knight, Duty Manager at the farms said, We are delighted at how many people came and enjoyed the day with us. It was great to see every part of the farm being explored and played on. The Sheep Show and the pig racing were the hits of the day and it was fantastic to see so many people using our new toboggan run.

Special event discounts were also available on the day for visitors booking birthday parties and buying memberships to Petunias Farm Club.


Lee Valley Park Farms are open seven days a week from10am to 5pm and run a series of fun activity days throughout the summer.


The farms make a great day out; they are on the edge of the 1,000 acre River Lee Country Park, providing all you need for fantastic family fun and are easy to get to, being only four miles from Junction 26 of the M25 or a 20-minute walk through River Lee Country Park from Cheshunt station. There is also the Orchard Caf to keep the whole family going offering a wide range of hot and cold food.


For further information on any of our events, visit http://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/ or call 08456 770 600.

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