Farming Education

During The Yearly Farm Day

Farm Day brings once a year farming education in a fun way to the crowds. It is an eventful day for the whole family packed with information and farm related fun activities.

When: Sunday 16 October 2011, 10am-4pm

Where: Ambury Regional Park, Mangere

Cost: Entry and most activities are free

What can you expect?

A festival that celebrates spring on a farm.

Cows are melked while calves and lambs are fed meanwhile children are invited to take a turn on these activities and get close to farm animals. It is also the time to view other animals  of the farm and their offspring like pigs with their piglets and hens with their chicks, turkeys, donkeys, horses, peakcoks and many more.

Tractor rides and pony rides are under children's favourites as well as watching the gentle but very assertive interaction between shearer and sheep while the sheep shearing. Buttermaking, beekeeping, spinner on their wheels are activities on display where young visitors are invited to try themselves.

Informative stalls about water, animal pests like the New Zealand possum, plant related pests, and the Auckland Regional Parks are their to answer question. Skilled wood worker who sculpture with their chain saw cause admiring gasps. Trained dogs showcase their skills and compete against a team of children in a circuit. A fun performance that has attentive admirers. Other children friendly activities allow to watch or show their skills in sack jumping, gum boot throwing, fishing, scavenger quest and many things more.

After all the excitement and activities the area before the stage is the right place to take a well deserved break with life music and shows to chill by. Contests winners of the day are announced there, too.

Altogether the Farm Day promises an event packed fun day out and  a fun way to some farming education for all city people and children.

Cow Lotto

Cow Lotto

Playful farming education executed by a farmer who leads a herd of cows in moderate intervals across a field under the watchful eyes of cow lotto players. The field is splitt up in numbered squares. The objective is that spectaters guess on which numbered square after the crossing cow droppings may remain. Those guessing the right numbered field are rewarded with spot prizes.

To pass on a bit of fun we transformed the cow lotto picture into a puzzle. Play, compete, or send it as a puzzle e-card after you opened the puzzle playing field in a new browser window. Are you keen in using memorable digital pictures to design a personalized jigsaw? Then please follow the link to photo puzzles. More free online puzzle games are found here!

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