Planning a day out? The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) invites you to come along with family and friends to discover Greenmount Campus or Enniskillen Campus during Open Farm Weekend.
Enniskillen Campus will be open on Saturday 17 June 2023 from 11am – 4pm.
Greenmount Campus, Antrim will be open on Saturday 17 June and Sunday 18 June 2023 from 11am – 4pm.
During Open Farm Weekend, visitors will have an opportunity to see CAFRE’s specialist land-based facilities that are used by both students and industry.
At Greenmount Campus (Antrim) visit agriculture and horticulture machinery displays, food to fork exhibits and watch a sheep shearing demonstration. There will be fun for all in the Walled Garden, with floristry demonstrations and family games and activities. There will be an opportunity to purchase plants. Koi Carp and the Ulster Beekeepers Association will also be in attendance. Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea can be purchased on-site from Mount Charles Catering. Alternatively, bring a picnic, and enjoy the outdoor seating available throughout the campus.
At Enniskillen Campus - walk the campus trails, visit the equitation and breeding yards, and try out the equine racing simulator! Young children can help our pollinators by planting seeds and can milk Daisy the cow. See a farrier at work, visit Fermanagh Beekeepers apiary and watch local Pony Club displays. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and several picnic benches are available. Tea/coffee may be purchased from an outside caterer.
Open Farm Weekend is a free to attend initiative led by the Ulster Farmers’ Union, with the support of Bank of Ireland, Asda, NFU Mutual, Livestock & Meat Commission NI, Moy Park, and Irish Farmers’ Journal, Everun and Gilfresh Produce.
Please note dogs are not permitted on the campus, so please leave them at home. Only assistance dogs, kept on leads, will gain access on to the campus.
For other farms open in your area during Open Farm Weekend, download dates and opening times
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