Poole Farm Open Day

The Poole Farm sheep

The Poole Farm sheep

Plymouth’s first community farm is hosting its first ever open day.

Poole Farm, an integral part of the new Derriford Community Park, will be open to the public on Saturday 28 April to celebrate the work that people and partners have put in to the farm so far.

The project provides the opportunity for people to be involved in and learn about wildlife, nature and farming activities, whilst staying active in a friendly group.

The day will host a sheepdog trial demonstration, a farm trail and talk, a wildlife walk, outdoor and Forest School activities and there will be a chance to meet the new pigs and recently returned cows.

There will be stands from many partner organisations who have been working with the Poole Farm team in the first two years with a host of interesting activities to be involved in.

The day will also see the launch of the Poole Farm Community Forum giving people the chance to sign up and be involved with the council in building the project further to link with surrounding communities.

Entry to the event is free to encourage as many people as possible to attend but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Places will be limited for some activities and bookings will be taken on the day.

The day runs from 10am until 4pm with activities running at different times throughout the day. There will be some space available for people to have a picnic, but please bring a blanket.

There is no parking at the farm so people are encouraged to walk, cycle, scoot or run or use public transport. Plymouth CityBus no. 50 stops in Keswick Crescent, a short walk from the farm, while a free park and ride minibus service will operate from Torbridge High car park from 9.45am until 4.15pm.

See the Poole Farm Facebook page for more details and updates or email derrifordcp@plymouth.gov.uk