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On Sunday 17 June 2012, from 11:00 until 3:00pm, we will be opening our gates to the public for Open Farm Sunday. The day offers visitors a unique opportunity to see and taste the countryside, and discover what lies beyond the farm gate. Entrance is free and there is plenty of parking. More pictures

Highlights of the day will include:

Tractor and trailer rides – Climb aboard for a fun-packed tour. We'll discover some of the farm's best kept natural secrets, exploring areas not usually open to the public. It’s an opportunity to gain a real insight into what’s growing in the field, find what creatures may be lurking in the undergrowth and what may be hiding in the trees. Who knows what we might find...? The tours will take place every hour from 11:30 and last around 45 minutes.

Britain's biggest bug hunt - Discover what pollinating insects there are in our fields and hedgerows and be part of the biggest ever on-farm survey. There'll be a bug scientist here to help work out we've found and put our findings through to the national survey taking place on 100s of farms across the UK. Who knows - you could discover and help preserve a rare and endangered species.

Meet the animals – Come and see the chicks! You may be able to hold them, as long as their mum doesn't mind. The lambs are here as well, so come and find out what they're up to.

Fantastic farm machinery - Ever wanted to sit in the driving seat of a mighty Claas combine? Now’s your chance. Other tractors and farm machinery, both old and new, big and small, and the huge farm sprayer will be on display to explore and experience. Grundons will also bringing up one its massive loading shovels from the quarry, laden with a huge stone.

Local food – Little Lodge will be open, serving up our delicious home-made cakes while you relax with a cup of tea or coffee. The first of this year's irresistable strawberry jam will also be on sale.

Goody bags – Crack the Wicklesham Nature Code and take home a goody bag!

Relax and Explore - You’re welcome to come along on the day and enjoy exceptional views of some of Oxfordshire’s finest countryside. Feel free to explore the gardens, go pond-dipping and discover even more on our nature trails. All we ask is that you take your litter home, respect the farm’s wildlife and keeps dogs (that are also welcome) under control at all times.

Open Farm Sunday is a national event, with around 400 farms around the UK opening up to their local communities. For more, visit the Open Farm Sunday website.

Open Farm Sunday is organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), a national charity that helps farmers produce good quality food with care for the environment while working with their local community. For more information, and to find out how to become a friend of LEAF, visit the LEAF website.

Please note that Wicklesham Farm is a working environment. We’re making every effort to make sure Open Farm Sunday is enjoyable, safe and fun. But there will be natural hazards and no-go areas. Children must be supervised at all times and any notices or requests adhered to.