Visit farming roadshow near Polegate

Three working farms are throwing open their gates to visitors and showing off their bluebell woodland, with a series of trails for all abilities.

The Arlington Bluebell Walk, near Polegate, in East Sussex will also have the added attraction of the NFU’s national Food and Farming Roadshow on Saturday May 7.

This travelling exhibition, which takes the theme ‘Let’s Talk Farming’, is designed to help families learn more about where their food comes from. Visitors will receive free giveaways including quiz books, recipe books and stickers. The stage area is set in an imaginary farm landscape complete with a farmland backdrop, an Astroturf stage, straw bale seats, a DVD playing clips of farm animals, crops and tractors and the star of the show – Annabelle the model milking cow. Together, all these features allow children to feel as though they are actually sitting in a farm.

The Arlington Bluebell Walk is now in its 40th year and visitors can look forward to seeing bluebells in bloom, dairy cows and other farm animals. There are also opportunities to buy local food.

For details before/on the day, please contact dairy farmer Peter Appleton tel: Tel: 01323 482429. Mob: 07860 323136

NFU Food and Farming Roadshow manager Johnny Ball tel: 07774 671906

East Sussex NFU chair Gillian van der Meer tel: 07718 023831.

Follow this link for further information on the event http://www.bluebellwalk.co.uk