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Community Farm Open Day

Fun for all at the Community Farm Open Day

The Children's Centre Community Farm is throwing open its doors - or its gates to be more precise - for its annual Open Day on Saturday 15th August.

The event lasts from 10.30 in the morning until 3.30 that afternoon, and there will be plenty to see and do for both children and adults.

It's an opportunity for everyone across the Island to see what goes on at the Community Farm, and to understand a little more about how it delivers its important work helping and developing children and young adults.

There will be a chance to meet all of the animals on the farm - including sheep, pigs and donkeys - as well a chance to hear more about the production of local produce, horticulture and some top tips on wholesome cooking and baking.

And there's no need to go hungry. A selection of WI-made cakes will be there to enjoy, as well as a barbecue.

There will also be a number of other services from The Children's Centre there on the day. The Out 2 Play team will be explaining how they are promoting play and children's 'Right to Play' across the Isle of Man, while the Mobex team will be telling visitors how they use indoor and outdoor activities to support and develop young people's sense of their own potential.

For those who want to get their hands a little dirty, there's also the chance to help build a boardwalk in the Farm's conservation area.

The Community Farm can be found on the Old Castletown Road, but visitors should park at Kewaigue School, where a shuttle bus service will take them to the farm. Because of the number of people expected, and the animals at the farm, please do leave your dogs at home.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support our work.

  • £3,000 per day to run our charitable programmes
  • £7 benefit for every £1 spent on Thriving families programme
  • 40% of local children and young people engaged in our services
  • 16 groups of all ages hosted at the Farm each week