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Barleylands fun day and AGM

After the success of our day at Barleylands Farm Centre last year we have decided to hold our AGM there again this year. Lunch will be provided for all our members and there will be a chance to visit the attractions afterwards. All ages welcome.

The farm will also provide a guide to show you around the farm where you will able to interact with the farm animals and small animals. The guide can take you on a tractor ride and show you around the Discovery centre. The rest of the day is yours to explore the play areas, train ride, birds of prey centre etc.

Tickets to the farm will be subsidised by us making it a really fun day out at next to nothing prices. A booking form will be sent out nearer the time to secure your tickets but email us if you would like to book your place in advance

The Farm Park is open till 5pm.

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