Wednesday 2nd August was the farm’s big 30th Birthday Family Fun Day Celebration. The rain poured and the wind howled – but it did not stop people from coming and having a brilliant time. Hundreds of people braved the weather and enjoyed all the actvities.
We had loads of different things to do all over the farm. In the Community Orchard A Forgotten Landscape were making clay creatures, Avon Wildlife Trust were making a delicious foraged fruit stew and RSPB were all about identifying insects and bird song.
The Brandon Trust had their amazing home grown produce for sale and you could look round their brilliant gardens.
In the Paddock you could try your hand at some giant wooden games with Pianeta Verde or even stilt walking! The APE Project had brought some bikes along for a bike swap. The goats were certainly really enjoying all the attention and extra food they got on that day.
Near the cafe there was music from Richard Hughes and Sophie to accompany the woodfired pizza making and eating! The pizza chefs worked incredibly hard meeting the high demand for top notch pizza. There was also facepainting by Colour Junkie – children were wearing some really great and colourful designs. Juicy Blitz were making badges and smoothies which is always great fun.
In the Water Vole Woodland the Children’s Centre had a variety of activities.
In front of the entrance was a fire engine that you could climb inside, brought along by Avonmouth Fire Station’s White Watch. This was very popular as you might imagine.
There were also the Wandering Minstrals, providing music all over the farm.
Then the moment we’d all been waiting form – time to cut (and eat) our amazing 30th Birthday cake, created for us by 280 Bakes. Ali Vowels from BBC Radio Bristol cut the cake with Robin Hicks a farm trustee.