Lotmead Farm, off Wanborough Road is taking part in Open Farm Sunday this weekend with a range of activities perfect for all the family. The nationwide event takes place across farms on Sunday 7 June throughout the country encouraging people young and old to come along and enjoy a day at the farm.

The day is a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about life on the farm and take part in some outdoor family fun.

This Sunday between 11am and 3pm there will be tractor and trailer rides to the farm with talks on strawberries, calves and beekeeping.

There are almost 300 cows at Lotmead and with currently over 70 calves with more being born every day there is plenty to talk about.

Visitors can continue their tour around the farm with small steam engines on display, a trail walk down to the lake, and a visit to the petting farm.

Lotmead Farm has recently welcomed a litter of bunnies as well as its very own micropig, Winston.

The farm favourites back again this year are Dougal and Basil the Alpacas, Tango the Shetland Pony and Denzel the Donkey.

Visitors can keep an eye out for the pygmy goats, especially Molly and Milly who are both expected to give birth in a couple of weeks.

During a jam-packed day there will be a chance to put your feet up at the farm shop and café. For the adults there will be a range of treats on offer to enjoy at home and on the farm, whilst the children discover the outdoor play area.

Entry to the farm and all of the activities are free on Open Farm Sunday.

Due to recent cold weather during the nights, the strawberries are taking longer to ripen this year. Visitors are recommended to check Lotmead’s facebook and twitter pages to see if fruit picking will be available on Sunday.

For regular updates about what’s happening at the farm visit the Lotmead Farm facebook page or follow @LotmeadFarm on Twitter.

For all events taking place across weekends in June and July see the website www.lotmead.co.uk