Fun day at Whirlow Hall Farm

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Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is inviting members of the community to attend an action packed fair in a bid to raise funds for its unique learning programme - designed to give thousands of children the opportunity to experience and enjoy the countryside.

The event takes place between 10am and 4pm on Sunday, September 13, and will be jam-packed with live music, friendly animals and local real ale all on offer.

All of the profits raised from the event will go to the trust, enabling the farm to continue to offer support to more than 10,000 children and young people.

The farm gives youngsters, who have no experience of the countryside, the chance to enjoy educational visits and a range of training opportunities.

The day will consist of workshops in the ‘Get Creative’ tent, performances from acoustic musicians in the musical beer tent, and some shopping opportunities in the craft and farmer’s market marquee which holds 70 stalls.

There will also be live animal shows including an agility performance from Millhouses Dog Club, falconry displays and the Drakes of Hazard sheepdog and duck show.

Sarah Kerrigan, Head of Fundraising and Events at Whirlow Hall Farm said: “We’re incredibly excited about our upcoming fayre which, thanks to the support of our sponsors, volunteers and supporters, looks set to be an absolutely jam-packed day full of fun and exciting things to do.

“All of the funds raised will go directly towards creating opportunities for more young people and their families to attend our educational visits and training.

“Many who take advantage of this programme come from disadvantaged backgrounds and the inner city, and many would not have the same opportunities to experience what the countryside has to offer if it wasn’t for the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.”

Sponsoring the event for the third time this year is Woodseats based GRI Group.

The company’s Chairman and CEO, Graham Royale, said: “I passionately believe that the work Whirlow Hall Farm Trust does with local children is invaluable and I know visitors to all the events, including my friends and family, have a fabulous time.

“I’m delighted that we are sponsoring the Farm Fayre for the third year running in order to show our support to such a worthwhile cause.”

A spokesman for Sheffield Mutual, sponsors of the event’s giant marquee, which will host live cookery and butchery demonstrations and support local traders, said: “We are pleased to be supporting Whirlow Hall Farm Trust and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the event.”

In addition to the large tent events, visitors can try their hand at riding with Bracken and Ruby the farm’s ponies, have their faces painted, enjoy fairground rides and slides and take part in free farm-related craft activities or a game of football.

Children enter free of charge and adult entry is £6.

Tickets can be bought online at www.whirlowhallfarm.org or purchased on the gate on the day.

For more information visit the website or email the team on eventsenquiries@whirlowhallfarm.org